Sunday Morning (Shaun Groves Style)

My friend, Shaun Groves, has a new CD coming out in August. He’s just released links to preview the CD on his blog. It is quality music from a quality guy who loves Jesus, Compassion International, and Adoption…three of my favorite things. (Shaun and his wife, Becky, are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia, […]


We had our Homestudy visit today. It went well. During the visit, our caseworker wanted to talk to Jonah and ask some questions about his thoughts on the adoption…she got quite an earful! We told him not to be shy when she came and he didn’t seem to hold back. In true little boy fashion, […]

Random Thoughts on a Summer Day…

Let’s see just how random I can be today… ~I posted at The MOB Society today On Protecting Family Time and Priorities. I went out on a limb and posted about sports & priorities. I know it can be a polarizing issue in some circles, but I’m hoping people see past that and search for […]

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

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

Buy One, Give One

Don’t forget to enter the Rebecca St. James CD Giveaway! It ends Friday! I’m not sure if you’ve noticed the TOMS Shoes Ad on my right sidebar or not, but I want to bring your attention to it today for several reasons. Have you heard of TOMS Shoes? They’re super comfy! Even more than quality […]

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. […]

When The Rumors Sound Grim… (Adoption Update)

We’ve been hearing rumors from others in the Ethiopian adoption circle. The grumblings sound grim and make our hearts ache at the news. It’s being reported that tomorrow, March 10th, Ethiopia will be cutting the adoptions being processed in the courts by 90%. Yes, you read that correctly, 90%. The number of adoptions being processed […]

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 […]