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
Mamas, I have a question for you. What would you let stop you if you felt your child were in danger? If your child were starving, would you wait years to go through an arduous and nearly-impossible immigration system that has a better chance of rejecting than accepting you? If you were in danger? … More Where Would You Stop?
Somewhere in the darkness of that bridge stood a man. We can’t see him in the picture. But isn’t that so often the case? Sometimes we don’t notice the desperate ones until it’s too late. But he’s there nonetheless. His knuckles white against the concrete barrier and his toes pushing little pebbles over the edge. … More A Semi-Truck Safety Net
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
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