Encouragement

Songs that say so much…

Songs that say so much…

Lately, we’ve been listening to lots of great songs that talk about the value of adoption and serving those in need around our world.  One of our favorites has been Mike’s Chair.  Check out the video for their latest song, “Keep Changing the World” below.  […]

Will there be more?

Will there be more?

We’ve been thinking a lot about whether we will adopt more children. And lots of other people ask the question too. Our standard answer is that we would love to have more! But, what if God doesn’t grant us anymore children? I think we’ve realized […]

What’s been going on?

What’s been going on?

There’s something very interesting about life being a parent…it seems like every one of your thoughts winds up being interrupted. If it isn’t a question from a sweet darling daughter, it’s my wife talking about what the next need of growing children happens to be […]

Marriage…

Marriage…

Today, I was privileged to finish up Joni Eareckson Tada’s book, “A Place of Healing.”  It is an amazing book, that I hope all of you will take advantage of.  While checking out her website, I saw this recent post.  I hope you enjoy it […]

God’s Discipline

God’s Discipline

Our family has started setting aside Sundays as family fun days. We go to worship services at our church on Saturday afternoons, so we can choose what to do on our day of rest. This is the first time in our marriage that we have […]

Extending the family through adoption

Extending the family through adoption

A friend of ours recently shared this link about her sister’s family.  Take a look and see how blending biological and adoptive children is possible – and even how adopting a group of siblings is possible.  And, not just possible, but wonderful! http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/finding_family/110623-adopting-siblings  

For every mamma out there losing sleep, this is for you!

For every mamma out there losing sleep, this is for you!

This is a re-post from Proverbs 31 Ministries – could not help but pass it along as I sit here @ 11:30pm (yes, that is LATE for  ME!) with “stuff” on my mind.  God is good and bigger than all my anxious toil.  AMEN!!!! I […]

To fight or not to fight…that is the question (My apologies to Shakespeare)

To fight or not to fight…that is the question (My apologies to Shakespeare)

2 Chronicles 20:17 “You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, […]

Our 3rd Christmas

Our 3rd Christmas

This will be our third Christmas as parents.  As we gear up for the wonder and amazing that is the holiday, my wife and I have realized just how hectic life is with children. Life before kids was simpler.  Now, we are faced with questions […]

Being Thankful

Being Thankful

Today is the day we Americans have set aside to be thankful. But, to be thankful, you must have something to be thankful to. We all have tons to be thankful for, but we don’t always direct it toward something or someone. It’s fashionable to […]