Overcoming Fear Can Expose Insecurity 

Last Fall I was asked to present a workshop at the Indiana Adoptee Network Conference. I’ve found it’s easy to say yes to something 6 months in advance. I think I feel confident or at least that my confidence will kick in by the time the event rolls around. But, as the time rapidly passes, … Continue reading Overcoming Fear Can Expose Insecurity 

Fear is a Liar

Regarding our goals, hopes, and dreams... When fear grips, when it calls your name, remember FEAR IS A LIAR. In my life fear is sometimes patient; taking a backseat to joyful anticipation when I choose to begin something new and subtly creeping in further down the road. Other times, fear is impatient and stands boldly … Continue reading Fear is a Liar

The Cutest, Little Lady in Nerdy Sneakers

I saw a woman in the grocery store today who reminded me SO much of my mom. She was tiny and a little hunched over. She was wearing nerdy sneakers with a long skirt and I could almost hear my mom saying, "Aren't they cute? Do you want me to buy you a pair?". Her … Continue reading The Cutest, Little Lady in Nerdy Sneakers

The Things We Didn’t Do / The Things We Did

2016 was a good, hard year. As an eternal optimist I tend to find even the tiniest morsel of good amidst the hard. The hard things we endured this year led us to more goodness and assisted us in appreciating that goodness more fully. I'm not a resolution writer, rather, I'm a constant goal maker. Generally the … Continue reading The Things We Didn’t Do / The Things We Did

Catch / Release / Repeat

Rubina started Kindergarten in August. My plan to homeschool was undone just a few weeks prior to her first day. We prayed and labored and researched until we arrived at peace. One of the key pieces in parenting is choosing a path for your children early on. It's not easy. On one hand, so much … Continue reading Catch / Release / Repeat