21 Things I Love About Fostering

We’ve been fostering children for two years now, during which time we’ve had eight children in our home as long-term placements, plus over a dozen more for shorter “respite” stays. I’ve been Continue Reading →

That Time I Hated Being a Foster Parent…and Why It’s Worth It Anyway

“I hate being a foster parent. I hate it!” I sobbed to my 11-year-old daughter on our front porch a few weeks ago. I’m aware of how wrong this is on Continue Reading →

What Does Grace Look Like?

What does grace look like? I thought I knew. Until I was thirty-five years old, I enjoyed a charmed life. I didn’t have to look for blessings in disguise; my Continue Reading →

God Still Wins

  And just like that, they’re gone. It seems like just last week I was wondering why there weren’t more stockings hanging from our mantel, after completing our foster care Continue Reading →

Ultimate Reward

I’m happy to be at Satisfaction Through Christ today, writing about a subject that’s very dear to my heart. I’m offering an honest and personal look at foster parenting, based Continue Reading →

Imperfect Parent, Imperfect Love

  I’m contributing at Satisfaction Through Christ today, where I’m sharing my heart in a painfully transparent way. I hope you’ll join me there as I consider the imperfect love Continue Reading →

The Orphan Epidemic

Today I hope you’ll visit me at Satisfaction Through Christ, where I’m writing about something close to my heart…and God’s! Here’s an excerpt: “Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice  Continue Reading →

Love ‘Em and Let ‘Em Go

I’ve always been open to adoption. But there are two things I said I would never do: 1.)Adopt a child here in the States. 2.)Be a foster parent. Don’t worry, I Continue Reading →