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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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Adoption

Happy Hour #32 with Lindsey Wheeler

By On March 3, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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… 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

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When the kids we love go home.

By On January 20, 2015

Today’s Fedna’s birthday. In 2009 we hosted her on a medical visa here for 9 weeks. To say that she changed my life is a vast understatement. Read more posts I wrote… Read More

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Happy Hour Podcast #24 with Tara Livesay

By On November 25, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s guest on the Happy Hour Podcast is my friend Tara Livesay. Tara lives in Haiti with her husband, Troy, and five of their seven… Read More

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Happy Hour Podcast # 23 with Becca & Maris

By On November 19, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s guests on the Happy Hour Podcast are Becca Harris and Maris Bush. Both of these ladies are heroes to me and they exhibit Jesus… Read More

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Talking to your kids teachers about adoption

By On October 22, 2014

Recently I was talking with one of my boys and the conversation led to me asking if they are ever sad at school. He paused a bit and then told me that… Read More

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Happy Hour #12 with Jennie Allen + a giveaway

By On August 4, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s guest on the Happy Hour is my friend Jennie Allen. Jennie is an author, bible study teacher, dreamer, founder of the If Gathering, wife,… Read More

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Books I read: July 2014 + a book giveaway

By On July 31, 2014

We spent thirteen days of July in Tennessee visiting friends and family, which meant we spent a lot of time in the car, which means that I got to read a lot! I… Read More

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Happy Hour #11 with Amber Rose Zimel

By On July 30, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Happy Hour guest is my friend Amber Rose Zimel, and I just love everything about her! Amber Rose and her husband, Adam, have five… Read More

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Happy Hour #10 with Debra Parker

By On July 24, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour Podcast #10 Debra Parker and I met for the first time in real life in 2008 on a trip to Haiti, but we… Read More

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Traveling to Haiti by Tara Livesay

By On June 26, 2014

So often I hear this from people (normally in an email) “I have always wanted to go to Haiti. Can you help me know where to go and what to do?” I… Read More

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Happy Hour Podcast #8 with Julie Hayes

By On June 25, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Today’s guest on THE HAPPY HOUR is  Julie Hayes. The interesting thing about this podcast is that Julie and I have never met, but yet she contacted… Read More

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Domestic Adoption: Why open adoption?

By On June 19, 2014

Our first adoption was a domestic adoption. We knew God was going to grow our family via adoption,  we didn’t meet any qualifications for international adoption, and we weren’t familiar at all… Read More

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Fun Friday: ER visit, music, parenting, kids journal & sex trafficking

By On June 13, 2014

Happy Friday friends! Let me just say that today did not start out the way I hoped it would. As we were getting ready for  the last day of VBS — Oh… Read More