Why Every Parent Should Pick Up A Paintbrush


  Anger, frustration, and disappointment are always the easiest response to a child who chooses sin, it comes spilling out, boiling over from the heart, a toxic wasteland… After early baths all the kids were ready for bed so we could have a nice, quiet, peaceful night.  the third night of being home alone with the kids, […]

When Wait Gives Way to Weight


The past 2 years and 4 months of waiting fell heavy today as I sat in the drive-through window at our local pharmacy.  The lady behind the window intending to fill some amoxicillin and send me on my way ushered in a load of hurt instead when she asked the simple question, “his name please?” […]

Weaving a Family of Compassion


You all who read here regularly know me.  You know that my heart is for the rescuing of orphans – for the loving and the caring for them, but not everyone is going to adopt.  And sometimes adoption is not the best answer because there are families and children who want to be together and […]

Blood Brothers

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These 2 boys bless my heart.  Such a sweet picture of brotherly love.  Ten months apart, chocolate and vanilla, they could have never known each another.  But through God’s tender mercy they are brothers – blood brothers. When Joshua was just 3 months old and 2 bright pink lines raced down the plastic stick in […]

Loving His Lost Lambs

I remember the day I looked into her eyes for the first time.  It was not the moment I had hoped for.  Not the one of elation and heart to heart connection, but one of confusion and fear.  As I stared at this picture her eyes seemed to be saying something, it was raw and […]