By God's grace, he saved me at the age of 7. Though I've walked with the Lord for a long time, it wasn’t until my early 20s I learned a truth that was a game-changer for me when it came to studying Scripture. This truth deepened my love for God’s Word. It’s made my personal… Continue reading The Big Story of the Bible & How that Changes Our Bible Study
Hey, friends! It's been a while since I've written an official adoption update here, so I wanted to share what's going on. We're learning about this process as we go, so I'm going to attempt to share what we're learning in hopes of giving you some insight into our process. On January 8, our caseworker… Continue reading Adoption Update- Waiting on CARA Approval and the Matching Phase
This past Sunday was such a sweet one as Jack and I shared about our adoption with our church family. We shared our heart for adoption, where we’re at in the process, and specific ways our church can pray (side note- I have an adoption page here on my website where I try to keep… Continue reading God’s Heart for the Fatherless & Widow & Practical Ways We Can Love Them Too
What a year 2018 has been! We began our adoption process, joined the mini-van club, and Isaac turned two, which means we officially have no babies in our house and are in full toddler mode around here. The Lord taught me so much. I want to end 2018 by filling this post with praises to… Continue reading Reflecting on 2018: Specific Praises to Our God!
Jesus is better. We sang these lines at church recently (click here to listen to this song by Austin Stone Worship; it’s one of my favorites!). I stood with my brothers and sisters in Christ and sang this truth that Jesus is better than our sorrows, our victories, everything, and the Lord used this non-Christmas… Continue reading Christmas Traditions Are Great, but Jesus Is Better.
I haven’t done a backhandspring in over 7 years, but when we walked out of our last home study meeting last week, I was so excited that I felt like attempting one! Mostly, we are done with our part of the home study, so the question a lot of people are asking is, “What’s next?”… Continue reading Adoption Update- What’s Next After the Home Study?
Confession: I am a recovering people pleaser. When I feel I disappointed someone or I think someone may not be happy with me, a giant knot forms in my stomach. I have a tendency to feel I need to make everybody happy. Honestly, it’s exhausting. Thankfully, the Lord convicts me and teaches me about this,… Continue reading People Pleasing- Its Root & How to Fight It.
Hey there, friends! It's been a while (well, I guess it's been since we've officially announced our adoption) since I have done an adoption update here on the blog. We've shared on social media some things (Check out Diaries of a Daughter on Facebook to stay up to date with what we have going on!),… Continue reading Adoption Update- What’s a home study?
"Mommy, when will Nana come back?" Hunter asked me as he sat in her chair. "Nana" is the name I have taught my boys to call my mom. I'm not sure why I chose "Nana"; it just seemed like a good name for her the first time Hunter was able to ask me who she… Continue reading “I Miss Nana”- Explaining Cancer to my Toddler
Here's the most obvious statement of the day- life is crazy! Every mom, dad, student, and person can relate. We all have busy schedules, long to-do lists, and not enough hours in the day. Recently, I shared a blog post where I discussed lessons I learned when I spent a few days not being connected… Continue reading Connection Tips