Some Days…

You just have to hit the button “Mark All As Read” in your Google Reader because the sheer number of blog posts stresses you out. Hitting the delete button is the quickest way to clear the clutter, without having to exert any energy. You think about just deleting your Facebook account all together because you […]

I’ll Never Forget…

I know the pain of fertility struggles. While we had no trouble becoming pregnant the first time, the second didn’t come easily. It took almost three years. While that may be a small amount to some who have tried for years longer, the pain is no different. I hope I never forget what it feels […]

Sunday Morning

The Joys of Being Known

photo credit: scampercom via flickr I love the type of conversations with friends where you lose track of time. You know, when you realize you’ve been on the phone for two hours and you know you could easily talk another two hours without blinking. The kind when you can say things that weigh heavy on […]

Meaningful Easter Books That Teach!

The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale This is by far one of my favorite books! For three little trees who dream of what they will be someday – a holder of treasure, a fine ship, a hilltop beacon pointing to God – life proves to have something rather different in store. They are […]

Sunday Morning

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”~Romans 8:15

Love With a Side of Grace

Over the past week, I’ve been reminded to choose love and grace. And it’s becoming a mantra for me as I struggle to choose the unnatural, “Choose love. Choose grace. You can never go wrong when you choose these things.” Because it isn’t natural to choose these things. Sin makes it impossible for Love and […]

Content to Ignore

I’ve been struggling a lot lately with the gravity of what God has revealed to me about orphans and the Church’s role in orphan care. And frankly, it’s messing me up inside…in a good way, I think. The problem with having these big things revealed though, is that nothing in my world looks the same. […]

Adoption FAQ #4: Now that you’re pregnant, why are you STILL adopting?

There is no doubt in my mind. God told us to adopt. We listened and answered this calling. Then, and only then, did we get pregnant. Yes, I feel like God waited for us to follow His calling before He blessed us with another pregnancy. Sorta like when He asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac and […]

Top Ten Ways to Give this Holiday Season

I know you are still finishing off the last of the candy corn, but the holiday season is here! For some, the holidays mean family gatherings, presents, and lots of yummy treats. While we love all of those things, too, in the Happy Brown House, the holiday season also means GIVING! This year our family […]