Chameleon Mom

“Please close our foster home…” These were very painful words to type. The decision to close our home to fostering was far harder to make than the decision to open our home and our hearts to children in foster care. But it was a necessary decision to allow us to focus on healing and bonding Continue »

A Happy Heart

One of the key phrases around our house is “Obey with a happy heart.” Often you’ll hear me asking my kids how their heart is, and if it needs to change. I know first hand that you can totally go through life obeying the rules, making people happy, and living life all with a heart Continue »

Not Because of Who I Am

Today I was listening to one of my favorite worship songs. It’s about who God is. Oh, how I love the reminder … Jehovah Jireh … my Provider Jehovah Nissi … my Lord reigns in victory Jehovah Shalom … my Prince of Peace When everything changed in my family, there was a time I struggled Continue »

Making a Home

When my daughter recently turned four, I decided to save money and make her cake myself. I scoured the internet for cute pumpkin-themed ideas and finally decided on one that I thought was a creative, Pinterest style. I’d put two bundt cakes on top of each other, creating the shape of a pumpkin, cover them Continue »