Adoption

Adoption is a beautiful but complicated gift from the Lord. Adoption always begins in grief – a grief that must be recognized for wholeness and healing to take place. I hope to equip, encourage, and inspire you as you consider the role adoption may play in your life.

10 Life-Saving Tips That Will Breathe Hope into Your Adoption Story
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10 Life-Saving Tips That Will Breathe Hope into Your Adoption Story

Even a successful adoption story isn’t easy. Adoption is an amazing gift. It’s beautiful, mind-boggling, and a picture of what love is all about. Yet every adoption story begins in grief. So no matter the beauty or the love we are ready to give as we choose to make adoption part of our story, the…

Mom to Mom Confessions: Are You the Mom You Wanted to Be?
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Mom to Mom Confessions: Are You the Mom You Wanted to Be?

This post is for all those who want to be or are a mom. It is a mom to mom kind of letter. One that I pray gives you hope when motherhood ends up not looking like the version you’d dreamed of. At some point in our lives, we formed a mental image. The image…

Overwhelmed Mom? 15 Tips That Will Make a Big Difference
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Overwhelmed Mom? 15 Tips That Will Make a Big Difference

I remember feeling overwhelmed after we brought our 5-year-old daughter home from Bulgaria. The extent and effect of the trauma she endured throughout her 4+ years in the orphanage blindsided us. And as we received one life-impacting diagnosis after the other, our world turned upside down.  I was most definitely a very stressed and overwhelmed mom,…

7 Back to School Bible Verses That Will Guide You When You Pray
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7 Back to School Bible Verses That Will Guide You When You Pray

The time has come, no matter how unconventional the scenario, for our children to return to school. Whether it is online or in-person, we need to send them prepared and prayed up! These 7 back to school Bible verses will help you do just that! It’s easy to get hijacked by overwhelming feelings of anxiety…

Why Are Trust and Obedience Powerful Parenting Skills?
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Why Are Trust and Obedience Powerful Parenting Skills?

Does our repertoire of parenting skills need to include trust and obedience? Is it really something we can develop over time? As I’ve said so often here before, “Raising children isn’t for the faint of heart!” It is the greatest gift, yet the most difficult challenge in life — a place where we discover a…