When Your Calling Comes to an End

I can’t remember the last time I typed a post through tears. Until now. You see, my kids are starting school tomorrow. And no, I’m not the mom crying tears Continue Reading →

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 →

Praying the Scriptures: Prayers for Seasons of Change

On Monday morning, our family woke up just like usual, not having a clue that the number of children in our home would double before the end of the day. Not only 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 →

When Choosing to Trust God is Hard

Have you ever heard of The Great Blondin? His name sure makes him sound like a pretty important guy. If you were alive in the mid-1800’s, you surely would’ve heard Continue Reading →

Best of 2014

Here we are, at another year’s end. Has God shown Himself faithful in your life in 2014? I already know the answer is yes. Because our God can’t be not 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 →