Category Archive: Adoption

Jul 15

“Give a Girl a Pair of Shoes”

  When I found this quote, and especially with this image, it reminded me of all that I have to be grateful for in my life. It reminded me of traveling to China the second time to bring Annie home, and how she has had to work so hard at everything she accomplishes. Including walking …

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Aug 07

Thursday Favorite Things: Encouraging Creativity in Children

Everyone is creative. We might not all feel like we are creative, but that depends on our definition of “creativity.” We aren’t all artists who paint pictures or design buildings or fashion sculptures. We aren’t all classical pianists or opera singers or violinists. We aren’t all writers or poets or composers. We aren’t all actors …

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Jul 09

Wednesday Wisdom: Celebrate Family!

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Our family is a bit different from lots of others because we have older kids (and lots of grand kids!) and we have our two younger daughters still living at home. We are a “blended” family, but not all “blended” families are like the Brady Bunch. Some families …

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Jul 08

What’s wrong with you???

What’s wrong with YOU? What’s wrong with ME? Well, I admit that I’m frequently in brain overload, wandering around muttering to myself trying to remember all of the things that I said I would do. Or all of the things that pop, uninvited, into my brain at all hours of the day and night. And …

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Jul 01

Waiting for Grace

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 Once upon a time, I was waiting to welcome Grace. And grace. Either way, in my life, Grace has been a gift of God’s grace and her presence always reminds me that even …

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Jun 16

Baby Steps

“A journey of a a thousand miles begins with a single step” Chinese Proverb Having traveled to China, twice, to bring our girls home (has it really been almost 12 years ago that we first took that journey?), there is great appreciation in my heart for this proverb. Aside from the fact that it comes …

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Nov 15

We are thankful . . . .

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In March of 2005 our family traveled to China to Bring Annie Home. The story of how our church and community helped us Bring Annie Home is an amazing testimony to God’s grace and provision, as He used so many people (some of whom we had never even met!) to provide all that was needed …

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May 17

Thursday Favorite Things: My Geeky Kid

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  Last night, after our ladies Bible study, I walked out into the church entry and heard the giggling of several 5th grade girls. They were all in a little group chatting and laughing at each other. Every one of them was wearing a pair of these silly looking plastic glasses. One girl had on a pair …

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Apr 24

In Other Words: “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda”

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“The kind of religion that God requires, and will accept, does not consist in weak, dull, and lifeless “wouldings”– those weak inclinations that lack convictions– that raise us but a little above indifference. God, in His word, greatly insists that we be in good earnest, fervent in spirit, and that our hearts be engaged vigorously …

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Feb 01

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday: Mama’s Hands

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Do you ever think about your Mama’s hands and all of the love that they express to you? Today, in the sunlight of her love, won’t you remember . . . remember.

Jan 25

Wordless Wednesday: Pictures on the Mantle of My Heart

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Dec 14

Wordless Wednesday: Sisters

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