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 …

Am I Ready?

  Am I ready? The question which permeates my mind on a constant basis as I stare down the barrel of the Ukraine adoption process; a daunting task at the least. There are struggles, difficulties, concerns, fears, and risks which surround us on all sides. Furthermore, the accuser stands ever willing and able to meet … More Am I Ready?

Beyond the Doubt

Jesus, give me boat shoes! I spoke with my godly mother-in-law today. She shared with me that we are in a walking on the water season – we need to keep our eyes on Jesus and not the water, though we may feel ourselves sinking. And boy is she right! This process – oy, it … More Beyond the Doubt

Then It Hit Me!

I thought that after nearly 260 credit hours of Bible College that I had a significant portion of my spiritual life figured out. I can honestly say that I was completely wrong. The following lesson learned was probably one of the most significant “Ah Ha” moments that I have had in the last ten years … More Then It Hit Me!

We Lost Her.

In 2011, my husband came home from a year-long deployment. We were so excited to learn a month later that we were expecting our fifth child. A few weeks later, however, we would lose her to a devastating miscarriage. I had no idea that this would be the journey God would have us travel, as … More We Lost Her.


“The process” is quoted for effect, in that adopting a child from Ukraine is truly a process! A process, mind you, which is attacked by all sides and completely surrounded by emotions. Emotions when meeting the children for the first time as they call you “papa” and hug you; emotions as they board a plane … More “THE PROCESS”

Long Story Long

So, Long Story Long … I have always had a heart for international missions. As a nine year old I was planning to serve as a missionary, with my cousin Deborah, to India. In college my heart was set on serving as a missionary in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. Even as recently as last year, … More Long Story Long