A Mother’s Day Prayer for the Mom with Empty Arms

A Mother’s Day Prayer for the Mom with Empty Arms

A Mother’s Day Prayer for the Mom with Empty Arms   Lord, you know the heart of every woman who longs for her child. Perhaps she is separated from her son or daughter by circumstances beyond her control. Or, infertility brings fresh grief as month after...
Letting Go–Our Adoption Story

Letting Go–Our Adoption Story

Our journey of foster care and adoption did more than grow our family. It also grew our faith in God, who asked us to release our children to his care. We discovered that in letting go, we gained more than we ever imagined.     We sat white-knuckled in...
Book Review and Giveaway!

Book Review and Giveaway!

Winning the Heart of Your Child – Book Review and Giveaway!   Parenting is tough. Parenting kids who have suffered trauma is really tough. You and I crave a close, healthy, joyful relationship with our kids. But the heart of your child can feel out of reach...
When My Child Has a Mountain to Climb

When My Child Has a Mountain to Climb

At this time one year ago, our son was stressed and sad. The physical and emotional effects of his foster care and adoption history were taking their toll. Childhood trauma placed him at the foot of a dark, high mountain that he never chose to climb. School...
Four Steps Forward, One Step Back

Four Steps Forward, One Step Back

Fifteen years ago, we had our fourth and final bundle of joy with the birth of our daughter. We cherished every minute of her babyhood, but as she grew we moved past the life of strollers, cribs, sippy cups, and sleeper jammies. Rob and I could head out the door for...