My Why Behind Coloring Gospel Truths

  After being asked several times if I would make my book launch party speech into a blog post, I have decided to oblige. I did make some edits so that it would make sense in this context, but all in all this is the speech in its entirety. Click here if you’d like to […]

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What Are You Trying To Do? Connecting Planning & Faith

Recently I’ve found myself asking a new question to my children when they object – “But I wasn’t trying to ________!” (Fill in the blank with: hit him, break that, run around the house screaming, etc.) I have started turning the phrase around on them and asking “What WERE you trying to do?” They especially […]

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The Definition Of Love

I’ve been feeling a bit defensive lately. For a while there Part 2 of our adoption story videos was getting close to 1,000 plays a day on YouTube. I was extremely honest in those videos about my post-adoption depression and how difficult our experience has been. People don’t seem to like that. The negative comments […]

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The Truth… The Mirror

The last time I wrote on this blog was over 6 months ago in July 2015, right before we moved to Austin. And before that I wrote in May about the rough time that we were having with our new family dynamic. I haven’t so much as looked back on this blog since. Not even […]

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Have We Lost Our Ever-Lovin’ Minds?

Have you ever started wondering if you are actually really crazy?  Ever wonder if everyone around you is looking on and thinking… “What are they doing???” I’ve recently started wondering these things.  And I can’t say that I don’t understand why.  Our family just brought home a third child (through adoption) and now we are […]

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Finding the Words

This is the post I need to write, but don’t want to.  I only finally am attempting it because my silence is getting awkward.  I’m not sure why I haven’t been able to articulate what I am feeling.  Perhaps its because I am refusing to feel anything, because when I do let it in, its […]

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