Between the Broken and Beautiful

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Between the broken and beautiful. That’s where I sit today and most days- knowing that life is a journey and we are pilgrims and there are moments of beauty and moments of broken-and most times we are somewhere in-between. Learning how to parent a toddler has me on both sides of the extreme most days. […]

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Five things I learned in Five Days of Foster Care

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  The moment we got the first call, my heart pounded and I started feeling an array of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, worry, hope, joy, dread…the list could go on. Dan and I had thought about becoming foster parents for years, but had a lot of “reasons” why we couldn’t or wouldn’t want to do it. […]

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To Be a Refuge: Making room for more

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We’ve been considering opening our home and our hearts to children in foster care for awhile now. For many reasons, we’ve been hesitant. And if you’re interested in adoption and/or taking care of orphans, you’ve probably thought about these things, too.  There seems to be a big need for a safe place for children to […]

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The Crack is where the Light gets in.

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Healing Hearts: A Creative Journey Through Art & Movement Hello, friends. I wanted to share something beautiful that is coming out of the broken pieces. Bringing beauty from brokenness is something God loves to do and I’m so grateful. He is a God who brings beauty from ashes, a garment of praise instead of a spirit […]

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Dear Mom. A letter to you on your birthday.

Dear Mom, A year ago today, on your birthday, was the last day I saw you. And this is the last picture I took of you- on Christmas. (Thank you for always being willing to be goofy so others would have fun and laugh). I came over with your favorite cake- tiramisu, and a little gift. You […]

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On the Refugee Crisis and Following Jesus

I felt compelled this morning to speak on this. As I was driving to Denver for my flight, these words started coming and I used the voice-to-text to track my thoughts (which I love since a lot of my deep thoughts tend to come to me while driving :)) I shared on Facebook and Instagram, […]

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World Adoption Day and Next Steps

Why does it have to be so hard? My heart overflowed on Sunday at church when we prayed together as a church family for the orphans of the world, for the foster children in our own city and state – for families who have chosen to bring foster and adopted kids into their homes. We […]

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Exhausted but in Pursuit

I love listening to podcasts during the day when I’m working on editing for work and other projects. Today I listened to a Bethel sermon by Eric Johnson called “Exhausted but in Pursuit”. The title itself spoke volumes to my heart as this is something we’ve been experiencing for the last year – sometimes with passion […]

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When Mother’s Day is bitter-sweet

And for some, maybe it’s just bitter. For me, it’s both. I was thinking this morning when I woke up, that I hope this is the worst Mother’s Day I ever have. I know it sounds dark…but it’s honest. I’ve been dreading this day since my mom died in January. I haven’t been able to write […]

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Breakage

  “Breakage, whatever it’s cause, is the dark complement to the act of making; the one implies the other. The thing that is broken has particular authority over the act of change”. -Louise Gluck I feel something moving and stirring inside me. Somewhere deeper than I’ve been before. I am completely broken. Not long after the […]

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