My mind jumps. ALWAYS. It jumps from laundry to a 6-year old's question to a text message to Facebook to a baby crying to my job to vacuuming to church. In like a minute. And then back again. Especially when I am flipping through social media, I am not focused. My brain hops from friends I have known... Continue Reading →
When we first started considering foster care, my first concern was about our own kids. How they would handle having "outsiders" in our home... how we would handle taking care of that many kids... Now, having done a couple stints with respite, I don't know how we would do it without them!
"Mommy, I had an accident!!" Strip the 4-year old, put her clothes and the rug in the washing machine, and put the 4-year old in the bathtub. Get out the mop. While mopping up the "accident", decide to keep going and mop up some other nearby rooms. Check back on the 4-year old. Discover that... Continue Reading →
If you read my last post, then you may be a little peeved with me for leaving you hanging. Sorry about that. Well, not really. There's just so much to say that I couldn't imagine trying to fit it all into one readable post. Forgive me! So, without further ado, here is our latest invitation: to take foster... Continue Reading →
Walking through parking lots and grocery stores with kids in tow almost always elicits some comment from a stranger. "You've got your hands full!" (Uh... I guess? Thanks?) and "Are they twins?" (No... they are two years apart...) are the most common. But when I get the "Enjoy this time! It'll be gone before you... Continue Reading →
If there was something great about small churches, wouldn't there be more people in them??? Well, not necessarily. Sometimes the greatness is disguised in a cloak of quirkiness and out-of-date Sunday school rooms, and people don't recognize the beauty inside. It's not hard to list off the potential down sides of small churches. Fewer programs,... Continue Reading →
Dear Relevant, Normally, I am very much on board with the articles you publish. I share them on Facebook, digest them, and they add to my understanding of marriage, life, and current events. But I think you missed something in your article on 50 Shades of Grey last month. I know the hubbub around 50 Shades has... Continue Reading →
"What food do you have?" Jesus asked. "Go and see." Now, there was a little boy in the crowd. He had brought a lunch that his mother had made for him that morning. He looked at this five loaves and two fish. It wasn't much - not nearly enough for 5,000 - but it was... Continue Reading →