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Resolving to Love

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger in your land and you invited me in. ~Matthew 25:35 One of my New Year’s resolutions was to get my kids more involved in serving our community. After seeing some…

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Africa Part 1: Healing Faith Uganda

It all started when my friend Jess decided to fly to Uganda one summer to serve “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). That was five years, one adoption, and many touched lives ago. Jessica fell in love with Uganda and it’s people and decided then and there that she would be back every year to…

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New Orleans to Entebbe

I have the distinct honor of doing life with a remarkable friend named Jessica.  Jess and her husband have been a huge influence in our decision to adopt, because we were able to be a part of the fundraising for the adoption of their son, Solomon, from Uganda. We were deeply moved by their experience…

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Where is the Water Coming From?

So Karen and I are doing a bible study called “Freedom” at our church this summer and I’ve had a breakthrough that I feel may help others who struggle like me. I am typing raw right now and this may not flow perfectly so I apologize, but you will see why.   I’ve realized that I’ve given…

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Invincible

Have you ever heard a song that resonated so much with you that you almost feel like it was written FOR you? I put my earbuds in the other day to work on some photography and stumbled upon the song ‘Invincible’ by Kelly Clarkson. I’d heard it once before but something about the earbuds piping…

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The Word of our Testimony

This is crazy… I have so much to do today, but after reading my devotional I feel like I need to slow down and share something with you. Read this verse:   I read this earlier and drifted off (as I normally do when I read something that strikes me) into a time when I…

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Divorce, Single Parenthood, and the Church

I recently had the distinct pleasure of participating in a school function—DURING THE DAY—with my two 2nd graders. Distinct pleasure? For doing a regular “mom thing”? Let me explain… There was a time in the not-so-distant past when there was no way I could have justified attending Bring Someone Special to Lunch Day at school.…

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When God Shows Off

When we made the decision to adopt, one of the first things we were overwhelmed with was the cost.  Every adoptive parent we know has told us that the money is the easiest part of the process, but when you’re staring at “$36,000+” on a piece of paper, well — it can be a little…