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A Letter To My Daughter

Never forget that you have worth and value not because of what you look like or even because of what you do with your life (because that will constantly change), but because you are God’s daughter, His precious one.

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Lessons on Delight From Trout and Children

Pleasure overpowered pleasure. Delight overpowered delight. One love overpowered another. I began to wonder if my problems in life were rooted not merely in lack of self-control, discipline, or personal will power, but were rooted in misplaced delight.

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Dare To Live Greatly

What would it look like if we raised a generation of kids who just knew in their soul that they – not what they do or produce – are enough. That’s it, just them.

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The Rollercoaster of Life

On the rollercoaster of life, sometimes you find yourself on a corkscrew or loop-de-loop that you didn’t see coming. A time when God says, “Ok. I love you, and you’re going to be all right, but it’s time to put up or shut up all that you’ve been preaching.”

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The Gospel of Adoption

Why did God call me to start my family through adoption? Why did He call me to start a nonprofit that mobilizes the church to live out James 1:27, ” True devotion to God is caring for orphans and widows in their distress”? He delights to see the adopted church be His hands and feet– to bring more into the family of God.

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Raising a Modern Day Pharisee

I hold many titles in my life: daughter, wife, friend, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and occasionally the handyman or lawn care worker. But few titles carry the weight of implications and responsibilities as that of mom, mother, mama and mommy. For most of my life, there was not much I desired more than to be a mom and to have children. My husband and I have had our fair share of struggles on our journey to having children through infertility, miscarriages, and ultimately the loss of our second born son. The journey has had many ups and downs, so I can relate to the broad spectrum of where many of you may find yourselves.

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