Secrets Mothers Keep: On Roots & Wings

Secrets Mothers Keep: On Roots & Wings

I originally published this last year as my first child prepared to go off to college. Apparently it struck a chord with many momma's of the "cap-and-gown set" as it was my most shared and commented post. So I offer it again for the Class of 2016's mothers: When I was pregnant I remember being astounded by the secrets the women in my [...]

Woman’s Work

Woman’s Work

Today is Mother's Day; it's the day we celebrate, remember, thank and love our mothers, mother-in-laws, aunts, grandmothers and the other women who helped shape who we are and who we are becoming. From Biblical times through today God consistently uses women to lead His children home. So today's post is offered in gratitude for the gifts [...]

Honor Thy Birth Mother and Father: Reflections of an Adoptive Mother on Her Daughter’s Birthday

Honor Thy Birth Mother and Father: Reflections of an Adoptive Mother on Her Daughter’s Birthday

Adoption is a part of our family's story as it is for millions of other families. As an adoption counselor once wisely told me: Without God adoption makes no sense. In this and future posts on adoption we will wrestle honestly and vulnerably with this truth. Thank you to my She Speaks 2015 prayer partner and now friend, [...]