Our nation is in pain. The racial tensions are running high. We don’t know exactly what to do. I am hearing a lot of questions and not many good answers.
I wanted to share a book with you that was helpful to me.
It answered a lot of my questions and gave clarity. I was needing clarity, and I needed to be quiet and listen. Reading this book could be one way to listen.
*This book is available on Audible, Kindle and paperback
These thoughts were brewing last week, but it felt a little premature to be writing. As things continue to unfold and there is reason to be in deep concern for people around the world, these thoughts seem more acceptable.
It occurred to me that our unbelieving friends are watching. Continue reading
This has been a wonderful year of reading for me. I’ve come across some really great books, and I’m glad to share them with you here.
As you know, I read several books on a loop, my Bible, a marriage book that will remain nameless, Charlotte Mason’s volumes, and The Cloud of Witness. Those don’t fit into my list, because I’m always reading them.
Okay, here we go…
So, for those of you who don’t know, it’s Refugee Awareness Month.
Happy Refugee Awareness Month.
I try to stay off the internet. Lately I’ve spent a bit of time catching myself up to speed, and I am usually stunned at what I see. I find myself having ongoing conversations in my head over it. Continue reading
Another year went by.
It was busy.
I read some books.
I thought about reading a lot more than I actually read. But still, it’s fun to look back at what I read. (I know, if you’re not a big reader, it’s just so nerdy. I get it.)
I see that while I am late for an “end of the year book recap”, I have beat last year by not waiting for April. So really, I am ahead of the game. Continue reading
Three years ago today, the children who would become our own came into our home. We all feel profoundly thankful that God decided to put all of us together. Continue reading
People often ask me “so, what have you been up to?” and while I know it’s just a basic awkward conversation starter, it does get me thinking:
“Good grief, what HAVE I been up to?”
My answer: “Well, that’s a little difficult to explain.” or “Oh, nothing, what about you?”
I mean, you don’t want to freak people out or anything. Continue reading
When we began our training for adoption, there was one question I felt I had to have answered: How would adoption affect our children? What could I prepare for? What had others experienced? I asked everyone. Leaders of our foster training, parents, experts. Continue reading
Unbelievably, it’s been a year since we had our “visit the judge day”. Normal families call it Adoption Day. I guess we’re not normal. A year ago, we had told the kids we were going to visit the Judge so that the four little ones would officially be part of our family. “Visit the Judge Day” stuck. Continue reading
Is this a happy Mother’s Day for you? I really hope it is. I’ve wanted to write something about today, but couldn’t choose the right thing to say.
I struggle to keep a correct perspective on this day…I want my life to be all about Jesus, not about me. And yet this day creeps up on me. Since I’ve already written a post about that, I’ll let you go read it here.
Millet’s “Knitting Lesson”
Even longer ago, I wrote this post for Mother’s Day, and it still represents how it seems we should think and act on this day.
If you have a mother, call her, hug her, and love her today! If you are a mother, I hope you have a wonderful day serving and loving your family!