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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.

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Happy Hour #50: Jen Hatmaker

By On August 19, 2015

FIFTY episodes friends. I can’t even believe it. I feel like I could just scream and cry and give all of you a hug! Isn’t this so fun! Today’s episode is with… Read More

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Questions + Answers // Our kids Names

By On July 21, 2015

@KGRIEPS on Instagram asks: Your kids have such unique names, how did you choose their names? Did your adopted babies keep names they’d already been given before they came home? Great question.… Read More

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Happy Hour #45: Shannan Martin

By On June 25, 2015

Happy Hour #45 is with my new friend Shannan Martin. Shannan Martin is a writer who found her voice in the country and her story in the city. She and her jail… Read More

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Books I read in May 2015

By On June 22, 2015

May held some great books for me, and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to fill you in on my readings last month. I must admit that June is moving… Read More

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National Foster Care Month

By On May 27, 2015

When you hear the phrase foster care, what do you first thing of? The month of May is Foster Care Awareness month and I wanted to share a few things with you… Read More

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Happy Hour #41 with Melanie Dale

By On May 22, 2015

Melanie Dale is a geek on a God-ride, a minivan mama and total weirdo who stinks at small talk. Her laugh is a combination honk-snort, and it’s so bad that people have… Read More

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Books I read // April 2015

By On May 12, 2015

This is about the time that you all will start filling up your list of books to read this summer, and I’m happy to say that I recommend all of these for… Read More

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Adoption: sorrow and joy

By On May 4, 2015

I have said it a million times and I’ll say it again, adoption is beautiful, but it is always built on loss. There’s no way around that. For a child to enter… Read More

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Happy Hour #37: Trisha Davis

By On April 22, 2015

Happy Hour #37 is with my friend Trisha Davis. Trisha and her husband, Justin, live in the Nashville area (for now) with their three boys. Her and her husband run REFINE US,… Read More

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Happy Hour #36 with Meredith Toering + Noonday Collection giveaway

By On April 15, 2015

Happy Hour #36 is with my new friend Meredith Toering. Meredith and I met at the If Gathering this past February and didn’t get hardly any time to chat, and after our… Read More

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Books I read // March 2015

By On March 31, 2015

So far in 2015 I’m up to twelve books and it’s looking like I’m four ahead of my scheduled reading plan! Since I spent a considerable amount of time traveling this month… Read More

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Happy Hour #33 with Asher Collie

By On March 10, 2015

Happy Hour #33 is with my new friend Asher Collie, who founded the organization, SOLE HOPE, which I will be visiting this weekend! Asher and her husband, Dru, moved to Uganda 2 years ago.… Read More

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Happy Hour #32 with Lindsey Wheeler

By On March 3, 2015

Happy Hour #32 is with Lindsey Wheeler. Lindsey, her husband Chris, and their daughter Eliana live in Nashville, TN. Lindsey started BOTTLE OF TEARS after she was diagnosed with lyme disease and… Read More

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5 years ago.

By On February 4, 2015

On January 23rd when we celebrated Amos’ fifth year of his homecoming a thought occurred to me. He’s now been home with us longer than he wasn’t home with us. In 2010… Read More