For months I’ve heard of the needs, the staggering statistics of children waiting, so it seems odd that I'd be waiting for a call to come through. What a peculiar feeling this is, to await your arrival so eagerly and yet to know, at the very same time, that only some form of suffering would bring you here… Continue reading Even Now, Sweet Pea
I don't know much of anything about foster care. It's been a desire of my heart for years and a concrete plan months in the making. Dear friends are sharing vast experiences and advice from the trenches. The training process is as extensive as it can be. But this is the kind of thing that… Continue reading For Such a Time as This
For over a decade now I've raced into some crazy places where single young women "should't be" with all of the thrilling gumption a passerby might not suspect an otherwise quiet, nerdy person of having. Words fail to convey what a humbling taste of Heaven it's been to rejoice with those who rejoice and… Continue reading Home Sweet Home
Of all of the words I’ve ever heard, three are most thread throughout the days that my mind can pull from memory’s files. My mother has said them more times than I could possibly begin to count since the Lord saved us from our darker days. She has giggled, tickled, and cried them, whispered and… Continue reading Those three little words…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A13zetk9hw&app=desktop Last night, in the midst of an evening of worship lead by incredibly talented musicians, the band unplugged, the lights came down, and Erik asked if anyone had a story of "Ebenezer Stones." When it comes to my family, man we've got stories. We've been abused and abusive to others and have embraced just… Continue reading This is my story; this is my song.
May we be relentless truth seekers holding fast to the confession of our faith, the eternal, unfailing goodness of our God. May we not shy away from asking the difficult questions. Why sorrow? Why loneliness? Why tragedy? Why silence? When will it end? What's the point? 15 If I had said, "I will speak thus,"… Continue reading “Pray then like this”
Another long post for my girls, for all the single ladies, because many have asked about it over coffee and there may be others who would benefit from hearing, but wouldn't ask. You know, like in math class. Let me tell you a story from a few years back, because we need to be talking about… Continue reading When a Heart Breaks