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Seven months after our biological son was born, God led us to adoption for our son Deacon. He was born in San Antonio and we have a great relationship with his first mom.


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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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… Read More


Happy Hour #66: Amanda Jones

By On December 10, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy 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… Read More


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


Happy Hour Podcast # 23 with Becca & Maris

By On November 19, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday’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 in… Read More


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


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


Throwback Thursday: The first time we held Deacon

By On May 1, 2014

November 11, 2005 this beautiful baby boy joined our world and as you can see from the picture above we were all a bit smitten with him. My favorite memory from this… Read More


Dear Jamie, you will love him.

By On October 9, 2013

  Dear Jamie of 2005, Your second son has just been born and you had no clue how you would feel about him.  You didn’t birth him, and your biggest fear would… Read More


Domestic Adoption: the Dixon’s story

By On June 3, 2013

God planted the idea of adoption on both Ryan’s & my heart several years ago. We always thought, “maybe one day.” Never really defining what that “one day” meant. We have two… Read More


But I’m having a baby too — Guest Post by Adriane Sparks

By On May 31, 2013

{While I’m on my canoe trip with my brother & Sister-in-law, I have asked a few friends to guest post … Enjoy and show them some love by leaving them a comment… Read More


Adopting from foster care

By On May 27, 2013

For as long as I can remember, I’ve thought about adoption.  I often wondered if my future family would look a little more different, less traditional than most.  Little did I know… Read More


Domestic adoption

By On May 6, 2013

Adoption has always seemed important to me. I always thought it was a great thing to do and that it was something Christians were specifically called to do because of this one… Read More