Our Scars Make Us Beautiful

We’ve come so far, I guess I’m proud And I ain’t worried about the wrinkles around my smile I’ve got some scars, I’ve been around I’ve felt some pain, I’ve seen some things, but I’m here now. —Macklemore,  “Good Ol’ Days” Recently I talked  to a grandmother who has more optimism that most 40-year-olds I […]

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Things I love about fall (my favorite season)

From pumpkin spice to bonfire s’mores, fall has all the good stuff.  Here are my seven favorite things about fall: 1.  Making warm and hearty soups, like chili, tomato or chicken noodle There is something so basic about soup.  Yet, it makes me feel like I’m taking special care of my family, filling them up with warm […]

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5 Things that Helped Me Deal with Fear


Yes and no are powerful words. In life, I’ve had to say yes to things that scare me, and no to things that, though good, didn’t allow for the things God was calling me to. It’s easy to say yes to the pain-free things of life. It’s much harder to agree to the fearful ones. […]

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How to Afford Adoption

how to afford adoption

“I’d like to adopt, but it’s just so expensive.” This is one of the most common phrases I hear when I mention that we’ve adopted. Turns out, money is a big reason why people don’t adopt. According to a recent survey, 33% of Americans consider adoption and 79% of them are worried about the cost. In the […]

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