I started this blog as a way to keep up with out of town family and better document our lives. At that time I was trying to “be” with God and extend myself grace as I was an exhasted SAHM of two babies, (hence the title “Finding Rest” which I took from Psalm 62:1). And then … Read More
How do you know if God is asking you to adopt a child? First I want to address something: there are two camps of adoptive parents. Parents who came to adoption through infertility, through a wound, through years of trying to conceive, through necessity as a way to grow their family, through disappointments and judgements … Read More
Nice huh? At Pumpkin’s little league game, two bozo dads (from our team) inquired after the Bean (who is always SUPER adorable and wants to play catch with all the dads): Bozo 1: So, um, yeah i was wondering, um, so is he, um, like i don’t know how to ask this, but um, is … Read More
Hi friends! Are you a closet reader? I want to know! Please email me or post a comment! And leave a link to your blog too, so I can learn about you the way you’ve gotten to know me. I would love to know more about you. How did you find my blog? What are … Read More
Such a great book by John & Stasi Eldredge! I had to plug it again!
From the pier in Santa Barbara, you can toss coins and try to make a bullseye in this makeshift target. The homeless are getting creative. And that’s how stingy we are–that he dares us into ‘entertaining ourselves’ for his dinner. i’m ashamed.
Pumpkin (1st grade) switched schools mid year because child abuse allegations were brought forth from several students against a specific teacher. Read about it here. I heard from SO many of you, through email or FB or my blog. Lots of you offered sympathy for the families, as well as thanks for my sharing, because … Read More
I’m a John Ortberg fan. And I really appreciated his new book: The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You. What first bugged me about this book became what I enjoyed most about it. 🙂 Ortberg jumps from topic to topic, and each topic has subtopics, so the book felt a … Read More
My friend Eryn asked me a few posts ago about our attachment to the Bean, and his attachment to us. You might remember when we first brought the Bean home (August 08) that I felt like his auntie, and didn’t yet feel like his mother. If not, here’s the post where I answered some hard … Read More
It has been six years since we moved into this house. And for those six years our fireplace has looked like this: Last Thursday it looked like this … Last Friday it looked like this: By Saturday it looked like this: By Monday, we had recessed lighting, I was bouncing-off-the-walls-excited, and the room looked like … Read More