I found myself writing a card to a friend who is starting the foster care/ adoption process this morning and as I wrote a sweet peace fell over me. This verse has been my go to, “The Lord guards the inexperienced; I was helpless, and he saved me.” I remember reading this verse and feeling… Continue reading To the Inexperienced:
There is this grey sign that hangs on our dining room wall next to our other crooked frames. It says, “Home is where our story begins.” I found it one day at big lots and it caught my eye immediately. When I read the words it reminded me of our children. These words were something… Continue reading Remembering Home
“Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast number, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” – 2 Chronicles 20:15 The battle isn’t mine. Oh, how I needed to read these words this morning. For weeks I’ve been running on “E” and fighting against my present circumstances feeling hopeless at times and… Continue reading The Battle Isn’t Ours
Photos by: @jengarnerphotography “Should I be doing more?” I doubtfully asked my husband this very question the other night. He kindly encouraged me that I am doing exactly what I should be doing. And he went down a list of very important things I am doing that are making an impact. I needed the encouragement… Continue reading Should I Be Doing More?
My son loves to draw. I am biased but I think he’s really good at it. He’s a little artist in the making. There’s nothing like watching art come to life from a six year old’s perspective. Sometimes I will just sit and marvel at his effort and technique. He says often to me, “Mom,… Continue reading Understanding Our Shortcomings
If I’ve learned anything lately it’s to lean in. Robbie and I hit the ground running after Christmas. Between selling our home, buying a home, pursuing our second adoption, and ministry it’s been a full year thus far. It’s been a great one but a full one. What I am learning more and more with… Continue reading Lean In and Trust
“Sometimes I feel guilty about leaving especially when we are all home together.” I shared this with my husband right after he encouraged me to get out of the house and take some time to myself. A ton of snowed just recently hit Asheville and we had been stuck inside for three days. Our boys… Continue reading 4 Ways to make Self-Care a Priority