Christmas Eve is my absolute favorite day of the year! It's a day of excitement and anticipation. Everyone who decorates leaves their lights on all night. Candles are lit, families gather together, and there is a feeling of magic in the air. It's as if we all grab each other's hands and hold our breaths… Continue reading Waiting for Hope
"Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. 6 God settles the solitary in a home. . ." - Ps. 68:5-6a Every morning, my three-year-old wakes up, waddles down the hallway, and crankily asks, "Where's my daddy?" My older two try to make it their goal to get up before Daddy has… Continue reading A Father to the Fatherless
A.W. Tozer was a well-known theologian without a high school education, yet his sermons and books have touched millions around the world. The compilation of his sermons by James L. Snyder in Alive in the Spirit is no different. Even though Tozer died in 1963, his sermons somehow still seem relevant today. Tozer opens by sharing… Continue reading Alive in the Spirit: A Book Review
Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year - except when it isn't. Sure, there are tons of Christmas programs, Christmas parties, Christmas light displays, Christmas cookies, Christmas shopping, etc. But if you are anything like me, usually about this time into the season, I get burned out, overwhelmed with all the commitments we… Continue reading Taking Back Christmas
The tables were set with linen tablecloths. The lights were dim. The dinner was delicious. People seemed to be enjoying themselves. And by the end of the night, many were moved to donate to help this adoption agency fight the orphan crisis. I confess that I was enjoying the annual banquet with my husband and… Continue reading Who’s Taking Care of the Kids?
I am going to be real with you. Adoption is hard. No matter how old your child is when you adopt them, or whether you know all about their birth family, or even if you have an open adoption, there is no doubt that adoption is just. plain. hard. Why? Because with every adoption, there… Continue reading The Truth of Adoption