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Adoption is near and dear to our hearts because 3 of our children have joined our family via adoption. We adopted our son Deacon in 2005, our daughter came home from Haiti in 2009, and our son finally came home from Haiti in 2010. I love to encourage others as they journey towards their kids and especially after they are home and in the real world.


Happy Hour #88: Amy from The Bobby Bones Show

By On May 11, 2016

  My guest for Happy Hour #88 is Amy from The Bobby Bones Show. Amy and I met several years ago during my short-lived career in radio. Since then, she and her… Read More


Happy Hour #87: Celebrating Motherhood

By On May 5, 2016

To celebrate Mother’s Day, today’s Happy Hour is a little different. I invited four of my girlfriends that are not the kind of mom’s you see on billboards and greeting cards. These… Read More


Happy Hour #82: Shay Shull

By On March 31, 2016

  Shay Shull is my guest for Happy Hour #82. You may know Shay from her very popular food and family blogs, Mix and Match Mama, or you may recognize her from… Read More

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Happy Hour #80: Jamie B. Golden

By On March 16, 2016

My guest for episode #80 is my friend, Jamie B. Golden. Jamie is the cohost of the very popular pop culture podcast, The Popcast. She’s also a digital marketing consultant, helping people tell… Read More


Happy Hour #79: Rachel Garlinghouse

By On March 11, 2016

My guest for Happy Hour #79 is Rachel Garlinghouse, author and champion for all things adoption. God used a near-death experience and an unexpected diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes to lead Rachel and… Read More


Recent podcasts

By On February 15, 2016

As much as I love creating a show for you each week, I also really enjoy being guests on other shows. It’s fun to be on the other side of the questions… Read More


Happy Hour #72: Rachel Hollis

By On January 20, 2016

Oh man, y’all. This is one of my favorite shows to date. If you don’t already know about Rachel Hollis, you are going to love getting to know her so much. If you’ve… Read More


Happy Hour #71: Korie Robertson

By On January 13, 2016

My guest for Happy Hour #71 hardly needs an introduction. You know her from the crazy famous show, Duck Dynasty. Korie Robertson is married to Willie, the CEO of Duck Commander. Most… Read More


Top Posts of 2015

By On January 11, 2016

I know, I know, I’m a bit behind with my top posts of 2015 post, but let’s be honest I’m a bit behind with everything right now. Packing up a house, moving… Read More


Happy Hour #69: Mandy Rose

By On January 8, 2016

Happy Hour #69 is with Mandy Rose. Mandy and her husband, Jeff, have three boys and are passionate about marriage and encouraging couples to make their marriage a priority. They have a… Read More


Happy Hour #66: Amanda Jones

By On December 10, 2015

Happy Hour #66 is with Amanda Jones. Amanda is a Jesus-loving Texas girl married to a preacher boy from Missouri. They have 2 elementary-age kids, a new baby girl, and a four-year-old church… Read More


She Percolates + Living Out Loud

By On December 3, 2015

Last month I mentioned four podcasts that I have recently been a guest on, and today I have two more to share with you. Earlier this month I was invited to chat with… Read More


Books I read // October 2015

By On November 20, 2015

I’m realizing that I haven’t read a novel since this Summer and I’m really missing a good story. I’m missing loving a few characters so much that you can’t wait to open… Read More


Happy Hour #60: Jillian Lauren

By On October 28, 2015

Happy Hour #60 is with Jillian Lauren. Jillian is a writer, storyteller, mom, rock-wife, and Los Angeleno, by way of Jersey. Jillian is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoirs Everything You Ever… Read More