It’s Not Political

Do you know what an orphanage with a whole room full of babies sounds like? It’s utterly silent. When babies learn that no one is coming to get them, they stop crying.  But don’t mistake this silence for a sign that all the babies are content and everything is ok.  The first night my 17-month-old … More It’s Not Political

The Write Way Back

  This is not me.  Which, if you know me, probably goes without saying since she’s wearing jewelry.  Stock photos prove helpful in a venture like this. A couple of weekends ago, I found myself cleaning out some old keepsake boxes in my in-law’s garage.  They were boxes I didn’t know we’d kept, and certainly … More The Write Way Back


There was a time, not so long ago, when I felt like I needed “something” to do to make me valuable and justify the space I took up on this planet.  “Something” has taken various shapes and forms through the years, from on-the-ground orphan care in China to helping families adopt children.  At times it … More Something

Ordinary Holiness

I had so many plans for this Holy Week.  Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services with my church family; an Easter Egg hunt with my biggest little and her preschool class.  I had a full calendar partially because my husband is in an incredibly busy (and what I think is insane) season of work – … More Ordinary Holiness