Tag: Christianity

why you may not see your adoptive family friends this Easter

Another holiday is upon us, and though this is the ONE day of the year our family values and celebrates more than others because of the sheer impact it makes on our Jesus-loving hearts, it’s still a holiday.  And we still struggle a bit.  You may not see much of your adoptive or fostering family …

rupture and repair

“Rupture and Repair” It’s how some in the adoption world describe situations that go south for whatever reason.  In some cases, it’s the child who is trying to understand the boundaries that are set, and whether or not we as the parents will still use the words, “I love you” if those boundaries are breached. …

fruit of the Spirit {one singular sensation}

I may or may not have had an “aha!” moment recently having to do with the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Did you catch what I failed to catch for so …

This is what happens when you iron your kids’ clothes.

So much rambling around in my head today.  So hear goes one of the most disjointed posts I have ever written. Disjointed… and not disjointed. Lots going on. But all one Mover.  And all working for my good. *** I really love my kids!  We’ve been just the 4 of us this weekend with Dad …

no comparison

I’ve been reading off and on in the Old Testament prophets for a while.  And, man!  Those guys are INTENSE! To completely devote yourself to listening to the voice of the Lord and then communicating what he has to say, all the while knowing full well that the folks you’re talking to aren’t going to …

Guest Post: November the 5th

For the first time ever, I’m posting something I haven’t written myself!  A friend of mine recently saw to completion one of the most heartbreakingly joyful years of her life… and when I read what she wrote about it, I knew it needed to be shared as much as possible. So, if you are friends …

Halloween thoughts, take 2

Ahhh, yes.  My favorite month & least favorite month of the year. October. The beginning of cooler weather, a welcome respite from the crazy Texas heat… The beginning of my frantic baking of all things pumpkin… Annnnnd… Halloween. BOO.  (let’s be honest… I’m pretty proud of that pun). I hate Halloween. Really, I do. Don’t …

for a “friend” (and maybe a little for me, too)

The number of times this phrase has slipped through my lips. “I’m not judging, I’m just sayin’…” Followed by my pronouncement of the wrongness of an action or a person. Too many times to count. I recently talked to a “friend” who was really struggling with an issue.  It involved another person, a fellow believer, …

worship: an act of will

Ya know, I don’t really LOOOOOVE everything I have to do on a daily basis.  I’ll admit, unlike most ladies, I DO enjoy cleaning the bathrooms… or anything else having to do with the smell of bleach. (I know, I know… weird…) But there are things I don’t enjoy. Cooking, grocery shopping, etc… Not my …

desperate for the “good” ‘ol days

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Spent some time really sinking into this, and what it looks like. If I am a new creation (and, I am), why do I so often long for my old skin? Why do …