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Transitioning to Life in Small Town America

We’re here. I haven’t written much since I posted about our impending move 3 months ago because we’ve been busy working, purging, packing, purging some more and dealing with the typical end-of-year craziness. The boys both graduated 8th grade – Luke as valedictorian. The very next day Mark and I headed out to Ark. because […]

Adoption Fundraising

2 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Next Adoption Fundraiser (Guest Post)

This is a guest post by Curtis Honeycutt, future adoptive dad. If you’re reading this you know funding an adoption is hard work (thank you, Captain Obvious). My wife and I are adopting from Ghana, and are currently waiting on a referral (11 months and counting). We reached our fundraising goal of $25,000 in four […]

Adoption Fundraiser Spotlight – The Carroll Family

JT and I (Dani) have been preparing to adopt from Taiwan for a year now and it is finally becoming a reality! We have a son who is one and a half years old waiting for us and every time we open his photos we find ourselves staring at him. Here’s this perfect little boy […]

Family Life

Sherry

You’re Never Too Old To Need a Mom

Three weeks ago I left for Pittsburgh to see my bestie for a few days before heading to Chicago for the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit. I wasn’t there even 24 hours before my dad called to say they were taking my mom to the hospital because she had a virus and her blood sugars […]

Featured Category

van

Why I Still Believe in Miracles

Last Friday our 1999 mini-van completely stopped working as Mark pulled into a parking lot. Like dead, no power, no power steering, nothing. The car behind nearly rear-ended him. So we had the car towed to our favorite mechanic, but of course it was near closing time on Friday and they wouldn’t be open again […]

The #1 Way to Kill Your Contentment

I’m knee deep in prepping to speak at a women’s conference on one of my favorite topics – contentment. Usually we think of contentment in terms of material goods, but it can affect all areas of our lives. Are you content in your career, your marriage, your health? Are you okay with where you are […]