Adoption · Baby Baker · Family · Fostering · Life Changes

Boy Meets World {now World, meet Boy}

Every morning Charlie asks me: “Is his name Baker yet?” And every morning I tell her: “Not yet, they are still working on all of his important paperwork.” But today, when she asks, we’ll get to tell her “YES. His name is Baker now!” We’re happy to finally share his precious face with you all.…… Continue reading Boy Meets World {now World, meet Boy}

Church · Inspiration · Life Changes

I’m getting a new heart, no surgery required.

God moves in us. He loves to restore us and heal our hearts. His love and mercy are new and freely given each morning  (and noon and night). Only He can release us wholly from the things that keep us from being free and truly living with a new, tender, loving heart. The addiction, the…… Continue reading I’m getting a new heart, no surgery required.

Inspiration · Life Changes · Month 1 · Seven Experiment

This is for me. But I hope you’ll join in too.

This January I’m revisiting an adventure I first embarked on 3 years ago; essentially following in Jen Hatmaker’s footsteps, which she outlines in her book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. She explains it best: I started praying about what God wanted; what would move me closer to His agenda and further from mine? How could this be meaningful,…… Continue reading This is for me. But I hope you’ll join in too.

Being a mom · everyday life · Fostering · Life Changes · Month 5: Media · Parenting

Month 5 is over and meet Jack Jack

I’ve returned to the world of Facebook and other media sites after a month of hibernating. My return is cautious, of course, since I’ve made great progress over the past month in reducing my addictions and don’t want to backslide into my previous time-wasting habits. I’ve got a blog post in the works detailing my month-long…… Continue reading Month 5 is over and meet Jack Jack

Inspiration · Life Changes · Month 5: Media · Seven Experiment

A note from “the girl who begins tons of projects and never finishes them”

Remember that experiment in self reduction I started in January of this year? I took an accidental hiatus from it because I seriously completely forgot about it. I hate to admit that. If you are wondering what I’m talking about you can read about the premise of my ‘experiment’ here. Over the course of 6 months I tackled…… Continue reading A note from “the girl who begins tons of projects and never finishes them”