Raising Them to Love Past Self – Moved by Compassion { and a GIVEAWAY}

 *Image via Compassion International “But Mom-m we don’t even know them! They’re strangers.” Her tears hinted at her own brokenness, but her words tore my heart in two. It had begun as such a joyous moment.  I made the decision to sponsor a little girl through Compassion International, and immediately fell in love with this tiny angel, who happened to look more than a little like my own. With growing excitement I shared the young girl’s video with my eldest daughter. Her initial reaction {Read More}

A Glimpse of His Glorious Love in Eyes Almost Mine – But better.

  And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of the and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:2-4 (ESV) This is my hero. He doesn’t know it, though. He thinks I am his hero. But, he is mistaken. I want to be like him {Read More}

The most beautiful, little Christmas tree – EVER

  In my family, Christmas is a very, very big deal. Not because of the gifts, which we intentionally limit the focus on, and not because of Santa. For although my children are ages 2-8 they have never believed in Santa. Don’t get me wrong, they enjoy a good mall Santa as much as most kids, but we have always been honest with them about the legend of Santa Claus based on the life and kindness of St. Nicholas. Yet, it is not one {Read More}


It may not seem like it to many people who see me on a day to day basis. But God is using a season of ashes to bring about beauty in my life right now. As I write this post, I do so from a hospital bed, posed with more questions than there are answers. Yet, some of the most beautiful seasons in our life arise from the ashes of pain and despair. It seems counterintuitive that our darkest times, filled {Read More}

The Bible is HIStory – Part 2

It’s amazing how God will direct our steps through trials increment by increment., unbeknownst to us, until we look behind us and realize that He’s brought us along a road paved with purpose, wisdom, and grace. After my daughter and I completed her bumper sticker assignment, I gave it no further thought. However, the experience of searching and studying the validity and evidence of the Bible with Tig stayed with me – and thankfully, with her as well. Throughout the {Read More}