When Summer Stresses You Out

Can we just un-romanticize Summer a bit? I mean, that’s probably extremely un-American of me, but seriously, Summer for Moms can feel like New Years, with all its possibilities and resolutions. A lot expectations, a lot of list making. Sometimes I feel like we have great intentions as Moms, but in the end it’s as […]

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5 So-Not-True Myths About Adoption “Pregnancies”

I am knee deep in my pantry. This has been going on for days. I just want all the excess OUT. I’m making room for something. Actually, Someone. Very soon (hopefully this year!) we are about to add another little one to our family by way of adoption from China. I have two bio sons, […]

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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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Seriously, the BEST salad dressing Ever.

You know how really great movies always seem to have a sidekick that steals the show? You end up loving the supporting actor better than the A-lister. This Fantasmo Strawberry Salad that I have made for years has been totally upstaged by its sidekick dressing, a deliciously sweet, red wine vinaigrette. The A-lister salad and […]

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If we ever want to know why the world wants nothing to do with Jesus, we need look no further than ourselves.

Dear Church, I barely even recognize you any more. Several years ago, while in ministry, I seriously considered parting ways for a while. Every Sunday was grueling. Rituals, fake smiles, shallow words. You may smile at me Sunday in the lobby of the sanctuary, but heaven forbid you should speak to me if I bump […]

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