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When Your Calling Comes to an End

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 of joy. I’m the homeschooling mom who kind of thought this day would never come. Because even...
21 Things I Love About Fostering

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 pretty transparent about the hardships of...
Praying the Scriptures: Prayers for Seasons of Change

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 that, but one of those children would be an infant. ?! I haven’t had an infant in the house for five...
What Does Grace Look Like?

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 blessings paraded themselves boldly. Trials were light and few. Favors fell heavily and bountifully. I knew I...
Dear Bio Mom…

Dear Bio Mom…

Discover 4 words that can radically impact your hardest relationships Plus receive 10 Bible-based prayers for your relationships Send it to me This post may contain affiliate links. This means you support this ministry by making a purchase, because I earn a small...
When Choosing to Trust God is Hard

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 of him, the greatest tightrope walker in the world. Blondin was the first person to walk...
The Power of One: A Lesson From the Good Samaritan

The Power of One: A Lesson From the Good Samaritan

“So many people talk about changing the world, but you guys are actually doing it,” my brother told me with tears in his eyes and a quivering chin. He’s rather enamored with our foster children. My youngest brother…the real live baby doll...
Best of 2014

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 faithful, can He? Perhaps you’ve enjoyed a year of blatant blessings. The kind you don’t...
God Still Wins

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 training and waiting for our first placement. We waited. And waited. And waited....