I know, I know. Most of you are really tired of hearing about this transition home. I see it in the barely discernible cringe when I mention Nicaragua one more time. I feel it when everyone around me is sharing “small talk” I can’t seem to identify with. And I get it when yet another […]
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Today, I’m continuing to write about the gift of encouragement. I often say we were more afraid of raising money then of moving to a developing country. I’m completely serious. The thought of going from church to church, friend to friend, and asking for money left me feeling desperate and afraid. What if they got […]
It absolutely surprised me. I said good-bye to the last adopting family to live with us and suddenly was overcome with emotion. What is going on? I haven’t cried like this since the very first family left us two years ago! On that morning, I sat in the hammock holding the infant boy who had […]
I love/hate it when you go to church and the sermon hits just a little too close to home… and when you can’t help but let the tears fall onto your lap silently. One such Sunday, the speaker talked about something that — for his family — was one of those defining moments we all have. You […]
There has been a lot of discussion recently about death and suffering. I first became aware of the current trends in this topic when confronted with the headline “My Right to Death With Dignity at 29.” I should have realized what the article would do to me, but somehow I clicked through anyway. And that […]