Sink or Swim

I hope I can accurately describe our current season. May I share that we have never been through a more taxing, more faith demanding season than this. I have survived through childhood sexual abuse and all the many agonizing situations that has created through the years, deployments, deaths, miscarriage … but no season has stretched … More Sink or Swim

Just a Mom

I am just a mom. I change diapers. I cook meals. I traverse mounds of laundry in a futile attempt to keep clean and folded clothes in everyone’s dressers. I kiss boo-boos. I snuggle and sing lullabies. I dust … okay, so maybe that’s a pipe dream, but someday … it *could* happen. Did I … More Just a Mom

Parallels of Hope

There is a unique process when adopting from Ukraine. You must go through the entire adoption process of being approved from America and Ukraine without knowing the child you are adopting. Once you get to Ukraine you look through files of children that fall within your home study approved specifics of gender, age, and level … More Parallels of Hope

We Remember

There is a stark reality that orphans in Ukraine will face, apart from adoption. Ten percent who age out of the system will commit suicide within the first year of aging out. Over ten percent will end up in prison. Six out of ten girls will be forced into violent sex trafficking. These statistics haunt … More We Remember

Financial Report

Ok, so here is an update on our current financial standing for our adoption. I provide this to be transparent for those interested in pursuing adoption, and to remain accountable to all those who have blessed us with their donations. To this point we have spent about $10,000 for the adoption. Almost all of that … More Financial Report

Pep Talk

There is a great beauty to the perfect timing of God. There is a sense of chaos in waiting for the movement of God – though He is ever working out all things together for good. There is a facade that God may not be moving with the urgency and care equal to our own … More Pep Talk

The trouble with obedience is …

“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! Do you not know that if you present yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to, and having been freed from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.” Romans 6:15  The trouble with obedience is that we have to “obey” someone implying that we subject ourselves, or lower ourselves … More The trouble with obedience is …