Mary’s Ninth Month Faith

December 25, 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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Merry Christmas! 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

December 25, 2014

Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.  2 Corinthians 5:18-19 I love this piece of […]

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Why We’re Open to Any Race of Baby for Our Adoption:Racism & Christianity Shouldn’t Coexist

December 23, 2014

On our adoption journey, we have encountered some interesting… and heartbreaking…. situations. We are used to people not understanding why we want more than a few kids.  That has been an issue with people since passing the #3 mark. Passing the #4 mark for sure. We are used to seeing racism in certain areas of […]

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Preparing Our Hearts for Difficult Interactions

December 22, 2014

Holidays are the season for visits, visiting, and family & friends interactions.  Sometimes these interactions can be difficult.  Two years ago, I shared tips in a post A Plan for Being Around Difficult People. It’s a popular post and really has some helpful tips on how to help challenging relationships not be so much so. […]

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Happy Surprises in Our Homeschool Year So Far

December 19, 2014

So, today we wrap up our first semester for the 2014-2015 school year and I thought it would be encouraging to take time to see what great, good, or ok aspects of our year (so far) have occurred. Encouraging for me. Maybe for you. Possibly for the kids. Happy Surprises at Morning Star Academy This Semester: Noah […]

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Photographing a Third Home Birth: A Double Gift from the Lord {Stephanie, Andy, and Carys!}

December 17, 2014

I shared how the Lord reached out and hugged me via doctrinally rich songs of praise and worship on Sunday.  Guess what?  He did even more than that.  He gave me one of my favorite gifts in the whole wide world: watching a baby be born. Sunday before worship, we have a fellowship time between […]

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I Will Glory in My Redeemer {no matter what}

December 16, 2014

Two days ago I stood in corporate worship gently weeping. The songs, oh the songs that morning. I am a big fan of rich hymns and songs of the faith that declare truth and theology that can only apply to Christ and our Awesome God, which might explain the tears.  Be Thou My Vision brings […]

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If You Work at a Crisis Pregnancy Center…

December 11, 2014

… could I please ask you an important question?  Do you focus on helping the client choose life or choose parenting? Those may sound like the same choice, but they really aren’t.  And honestly, I think we are shooting ourselves, and ultimately unborn children, in the foot when we make the conversation about parenting instead […]

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The Second Best Advice I Was Given {homeschooling}

December 10, 2014

Our Homeschool Forum has shared one of my posts today.  And I think it’s timely because many parents often start considering homeschooling now and many who are just starting out may be feeling overwhelmed.  If you have littles in your homeschool, this post is for you… The Second Best Advice I Was Given As a […]

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These Moments, Oh, These Moments {childlike faith}

December 9, 2014

This precious and eternally significant dialogue from Paul Louis, my six year old, was amazing and from out of no where for me, but not for him.  The ponderings of this childlike faith nearly moved me to tears, brought joy to my heart, and made his thirteen year old sister stop in her tracks to listen. […]

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