national adoption month

Would the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?  | Stolen Jesus Book Review
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Would the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? | Stolen Jesus Book Review

Several years ago I received an email from someone I loved. It wasn’t the kind of email we like to receive, though. It was an email that left me devastated. One cutting me at the very core of everything I stood for. This person was angry and hurting because of a personal life situation, so…

Would You Be Brave Enough to Share Your Story?
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Would You Be Brave Enough to Share Your Story?

This week, many of our readers are joining Marva and I in our challenge to Wake Up to Gratitude. We had a fantastic response to our email series and this week I am in prayer every day for the women who signed up. I am praying that a spirit of gratitude sinks deep into their…

Understanding Identity and the Adopted Child: The Effects of Adoption {#ChosenandWorthy}
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Understanding Identity and the Adopted Child: The Effects of Adoption {#ChosenandWorthy}

Sharing stories and messages of hope through the #ChosenandWorthy series has given me the opportunity to share the deeper meaning behind being a beloved child of God. Our identity affects every relationship we currently or will ever have. It affects our purpose and how we pursue each day. Without knowing beyond the shadow of a…

Adoption: What Can I Do to Help?
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Adoption: What Can I Do to Help?

Last summer I had the joy of talking with Katie for her Happy Playces Podcast. We started out talking busy schedules, sports, and our faith. But moved onto adoption, parenting, grief, tough love, grace, and embracing the broken pieces of our lives as God puts it together in a brand new way. Adoption is of…