Making the Days Count {Adoption Awareness Month: Jan & Phil… and Darling!}

November 19, 2014

Welcome! So glad you’re here. I’d love to have you join the community on my Facebook page and Instagram. Join in on the convo here by leaving a comment! Thanks for visiting! Pretend I served you chocolate or chai latte. Or both. May we grow in grace and truth together for all areas of our […]

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Getting {Nearly} Free Biblical Counseling Training & Certification from Home

November 14, 2014

For many years I have wanted to earn certification in biblical counseling.  I checked out the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) many times, but couldn’t afford the weekends and training sessions and conferences, nor could I travel with young children.  I believed it would be something I could work on once I no longer […]

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Building a Family {Adoption Awareness Month: Karissa and Craig …Plus 4!}

November 12, 2014

Every week in November I will have a guest post on adoption, to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month.  These posts will highlight different aspects and different journeys  Today, Karissa shares her story.  She shares from her heart.   God built my family in three ways. Marriage. Birth. Adoption. Often we think of family as a mom, dad and […]

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Why I am a Younique Presenter: Meeting God Outside My Comfort Zone

November 10, 2014

Sometimes God pushes me to grow in areas I don’t really want to do so.  Sometimes He asks me to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak.  Sometimes I hate that. I have been speaking on beauty and challenging you and myself to grow in the area of body image and how […]

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Allowing God to Reshape Our Dreams {Adoption Awareness Month: Jen & James … and James}

November 6, 2014

Every week in November I will have a guest post on adoption, to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month.  These posts will highlight different aspects and different journeys  Today, Jen shares her story.  Be blessed by it and .. maybe a little bit challenged.  “Jesus left the desert and set about the Great Rescue.  He was going […]

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Is an Adoption Disruption Like a Miscarriage Loss? {our adoption journey}

November 5, 2014

I am sitting here this morning struggling to be joyful.  God answered my prayers that I have been lifting for over a month, which is a very good thing. For four weeks, we have been in contact with a midwife about a private adoption.  A birth mother told her at two appointments in a row […]

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Rescue: Raising Teens in a Drowning Culture {review & giveaway for one copy}

November 4, 2014

Raising teens in today’s western culture is much, much different than it was twenty years ago.  Teens face challenges that make the ones I faced in high school look like child’s play.  The media soaked, sex riddled, information overloaded, fast paced, and pressure filled culture requires diligent parenting to equip and encourage teens.  It is […]

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My Choices for Our 10th Grader using Year 2 of BiblioPlan: Medieval Times

October 30, 2014

I switched to BiblioPlan for our family history and literature curriculum a few years ago.  We are doing Medieval, year two, this school year.  We are loving it. I have shared several aspects of how I utilize BiblioPlan. How I Create Individualized Binders and Lesson Plans How I Put the Year Together for Our Kids How […]

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The Moment I Realized I Truly Have a Warped Opinion of Beauty, Body Image, and the Word Fat

October 28, 2014

The issue of beauty and body image is controversial in America.  Women exercise, eat, engage in surgery, and more to look the way they want and the way they want is based on how society defines beautiful.  Even Christian women, who are supposed to base their opinions on Scripture struggle greatly with beauty.  I am […]

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Moving to the Next Stage in Our Adoption! {Prayer & 220 Sponsored Puzzle Pieces Needed}

October 23, 2014

I am sooo stinkin’ excited to announce that we are finally being moved to the home study phase with our adoption agency!  On November 7th, we have our orientation meeting for this big part of the journey.  There are a ton of items on a list for this and a bazillion pieces of paper. Physicals. […]

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