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...
The Bitter Cup of Adoption

The Bitter Cup of Adoption

Jesus was overwhelmed by trouble and sorrow as he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane. In his severe pain he felt he could die. He knew the torture he would suffer at the hands of those he came to love and save. He anticipated rejection by his best friends who would...
Growing Through Prayer – Forever Family

Growing Through Prayer – Forever Family

Lord, Thank you for adopting us as your children. In you, we always belong. We have a forever home with Jesus. We have a new identity that no one can take away. Just as you loved us and invited us into your family, let us care for others today. Open our eyes to see...
Grab a Plate!

Grab a Plate!

This content was originally posted as a guest post by Joanna Teigen on Wendy Blight’s blog. To read the full post, click here.   A huge part of my life as a mom revolves around preparing food for the seven of us in my family. I create the shopping lists,...