Why My Husband and I Will Never be the Retired Couple in the Convertible

They pulled out of the parking spot. Shiny, new black Lexus. It was a gorgeous day in Florida, like most days and it beckoned to be enjoyed. The cool breeze here is perhaps appreciated more than anywhere else. They were soaking in the sunshine. As they drove off, I said to myself, “That looks so […]

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~The Hellish but Beautiful Journey that is Adoption~

The heart of an adopted child is a most mysterious place. It contains soul contradictions, painful memories, haunting fears. It can be a place of deep wisdom, frustrating lies, undying love, or cold indifference. For those adoptees who choose to engage in the understanding of their heart, they may find that they often feel like […]

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The Last Stocking

An archive post from December 2010 It was the last Christmas stocking. For years it was a symbol of a dream. It reminded me of a desire placed within me, as a child, the desire to adopt. Every year as I placed all the decorations on display, this one decoration stayed in the Christmas box. […]

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What Chocolate Can Teach You About Christmas (and a FREE Christmas devotional for your family)

I love little chocolate. The kind that come in small, shiny wrappers. Little candy bars, little truffles, little chocolate-covered peanuts. You know, little chocolate. For some reason it’s just as indulgent for me as the whole candy bar, the bag of truffles, or the bag of chocolate-covered peanuts. I actually smell the wrappers and the […]

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When Love Takes You Home ~ creating a family through domestic adoption

I first met Deborah Titus, on the evening I brought her family a meal. They had just come home with their 5th child, their 5th domestic adoption. We attend the same church, but had only met briefly once before. I remember when I got in my car and left, my heart was so full from […]

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Gloriously Ruined by Adoption

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. How perfectly fitting for it to be in the month we celebrate Thanksgiving. Both the adoptive parent and the adoptee have so much to be thankful for. Though the adoption road is bumpy, long, and hard at times, it is gloriously redemptive, just as the Father’s adoption is of […]

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