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Storytelling

Interview on the Seasons of Joy and Pain

I recently was asked to do an interview with our church’s women’s ministry which was posted on our women’s ministry Facebook page.  Since not all of you live in the Facebook world, I thought I’d repost it here.  I have to admit that the hardest thing for me is to write about myself.  Thank you […] Read more…

Thankfulness Project #2: Home

Last week’s thankfulness project focused on moments of beauty in this lovely place.   It’s easy to be thankful in places of beauty.  But what about the everyday? The mundane?  The dirty floors, the laundry piles, the unwashed dishes–all overwhelmingly calling my name.  Calling so loudly, I miss the things I should focus on.  The things that […] Read more…

Thankfulness Project

  Sometimes in the middle of the day, I carve out some time. Just a ten or twenty minute break. To breathe life in. To enjoy this moment. To experience God’s creation in a way that takes my mundane and makes it new. Things used to be different.  I’d say to myself, I don’t have […] Read more…

Sometimes God Surprises Us

It’s Fall 2008.  I’m crunching numbers again for our second adoption.  After working three jobs for our adoption, we are still short of our goal to complete the adoption process.  The number is a discouraging amount–too much money to try and just tighten the budget a little more.  I will have to find more work […] Read more…

Why We Adopted

    This was a post I wrote in 2009 about our family’s adoption story. The first time I really considered adoption was before I even considered having my own children.  At the time I was on the “5 year plan,” which means we “planned” to wait for 5 years and then try to have […] Read more…