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Haiti first grabbed my heart in 2006 and from there it has changed the trajectory of our lives forever. I visited on a mission trip first and fell in love with the country and was made aware of the needs first hand. From there God led us to this country for the adoption of our third and fourth children.


Happy Hour #88: Amy from The Bobby Bones Show

By On May 11, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   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… 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

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Happy Hour #50: Jen Hatmaker

By On August 19, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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… Read More


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


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 | DownloadToday’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 kids.… Read More


Happy Hour #10 with Debra Parker

By On July 24, 2014

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


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


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 me… Read More


Throwback Thursday: Fedna

By On April 3, 2014

A friend of mine is fostering a new little girl right now and she was talking this morning about how the sweet little girl is not interested in her husband and actually… Read More


Rockin’ Baby Christmas giveaway

By On December 13, 2013

One of my favorite new companies that I found out about last year was Rockin’ Baby!  Doesn’t every mom need a baby sling?!  Yes!  And for every sling bought from Rockin’ Baby… Read More


REBUILD sandal Christmas giveaway

By On December 10, 2013

Four more giveaway’s left for this year and today’s is from a company in Haiti that makes sandals.  The company’s name is REBUILD and each sandal is handmade out of tires.  The… Read More


I’ll always come back.

By On November 12, 2013

It’s been almost four years since my 8-year-old-son came home to us from Haiti. Most days his wounds from abandonment and adoption are unseen to the naked eye. He is happy, adjusted,… Read More


Kelly’s home.

By On September 13, 2013

I can’t ever go to the Austin airport and not remember two of the best days of my life.  It wasn’t returning from an awesome vacation with Aaron (although we have had… Read More