Happy New Year

Happy New Year! And happy first post since last September! Yeah, I slacked a bit. I got tangled in the quandary of how to share our adoption story (both the lead up and the present day) while protecting our kids’ privacy, and ended up I blogging nothing at all. Sorry about that. (Sorry both that […]

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Made Well by Jenny Simmons

Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments by Jenny Simmons This book was a highlight of my summer. It is so honest, real & encouraging. These are the words I wish I’d had five years ago, back when everything collapsed like so many endless dominoes, back when I wondered how on earth I […]

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So Long, Summer

This summer was categorically awful. Possibly my worst ever. I am so very glad it’s over, and so in love with our local public school system, I could dance though the school parking lot at drop-off and then weep with gratitude into the little intercom thingies they use to keep out people like me. Before […]

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Road to Adoption: Checking in after one Year

  We went on vacation last week :)  This was our first as a family. (Because no, I’m not counting that time we took our Black kids to the White Mountains.) We went to Syracuse NY for the Vineyard East Regional Conference, a gathering of Vineyard Church leaders from Maine to Pennsylvania. The difference in these […]

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Books!

I’ve had a growing stack of books on my desk for weeks now, waiting for a chunk of time to I could share them with you. There’s something here for pretty much everyone looking for a summer read: How to Survive A Shipwreck by Jonathan Martin.  The author digs deep and shares with beauty and […]

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Road to Adoption 15: Race

(I’m blogging about our experience adopting a pair of siblings from foster care, in the hope that it will inspire you to adopt. The series starts here.) *** I am speechless about what has happened this week. About these shootings in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis; about my friend who today told her black teenage son […]

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Unreasonable Hope

I taught on HOPE at Greenhouse Mission this weekend. It was part of a series on letting God change how we see ourselves: making the mental shift from We’re people who have lost a lot to We’re the ones to whom much has been entrusted. There’s a big gap between these two mindsets. Hope is the bridge. My perspective on hope […]

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Book Reviews: Breaking Busy, Renovate

I have two books with mixed reviews to share this week, so I thought I’d group them together. First, Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy, by Alli Worthington. This a fast, confusing read.  I like the author’s voice, but this is a very surface-level book. Author Alli Worthington speeds too […]

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On Learning

I have a new laptop. It is lovely and wonderful and the keyboard is the happiest thing ever. They keys are like little letter pillows. It makes me WANT to type. It’s good that I love the keyboard, because nothing else on this machine works. I switched to Windows 10 after 9 years of Mac […]

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The Week

VACATION IS OVER!!!!! Is it possible to jump for joy and collapse with relief at the same time? That’s me today. Last week was the best of times and the worst of times. For three days we had four kids, which it turns out is five times harder than just having two. So my already […]

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