I pray that you all found joy during this Lenten season even with the chaos of the world around us. I pray you embraced the time with your family, healthy at home, and leaned into God, His word and perfect presence during the time of struggle or anxiety. I had intentions of posting the affirmations … Continue reading 40 Days of Affirmations for Our Children – Final List
No one prepared me for this. I took ten weeks of training to become a mom and yet I feel so unprepared for what comes with this journey. How do you comfort your ten year old when they’re sobbing for a mom they never knew? How do you answer questions like “would she still be … Continue reading No One Prepared Me For This
Several years ago, I decided to do Lent a bit differently. Instead of giving something up like I had done all through my childhood, I was going to purposefully work on something specific for 40 days. For instance, one year I worked on 40 Days of Decreasing Mom Guilt and I spent time each day … Continue reading 40 Days of Affirmations for Foster and Adoptive Parents
When we opened our home again for foster care, our intent was foster only. It was a very different feeling from our original opening when our hearts were set on adoption. Although we both agreed we were not closed to another adoption, it was not our goal. Since the arrival of our precious baby girl … Continue reading The Dreaded Question
It’s hard to believe we have officially entered 2019. Another year has passed in the blink of an eye and I find myself, yet again, sitting on New Year’s day amazed at the year behind me. We start 2019 with a new member in our family and a heart ready to love for as long … Continue reading Every Good and Perfect Gift
It is enough. You are enough. I haven’t written in a while and for that I apologize. You see, when COVID19 began, I suddenly found myself with unscheduled time. You would think this unscheduled time would allow me to be extra productive, deep cleaning the house, reading through my to be read list and writing. The … Continue reading It is Enough. You are Enough.
It is hard to believe we are half way through Lent, but then again with the current state of our world, it almost feels like it's been years since we started this project. Time is simultaneously flying and crawling. It's the strangest sensation! I have tried to maintain the once a day affirmation, but unfortunately … Continue reading 40 Days of Affirmations for Our Children -Check In
It's almost hard to believe that today is the first day of Lent! The year is already flying by and I want to once again spend the next forty days embracing affirmations, committing them to heart and quieting the voices of the world. For the next forty days I will focus on affirmations for our … Continue reading 40 Days of Affirmations for Our Children
If God’s grace is enough, why don’t we embrace it? In the last two days, I’ve spent much time speaking to other mothers, listening to them walk down guilt trip alley. I related as I have taken many strolls down the same path. They expressed a feeling of guilt for not spending enough time with … Continue reading If His Grace is Enough, Why Don’t We Embrace It?