You Are What They Need

In my last post, I shared a broad overview of our one year adoption milestone. That first year is a doozy- not because of the child, per se, but anytime you grow or add to your family, there’s changes and adjustments that need to be made. And even in the best, most ideal circumstances, change brings new challenges and a new way of doing things. This may mean a new morning routine, a new mealtime routine, a new school routine, or a new bedtime routine. Because we are creatures of habit (and the older we get,…

Adoption Update: One Year Later

It’s taken a while for me to process the one year milestone in our adoption journey. (Our “Gotcha Day was Oct. 21st. & we arrived home Dec. 4th.) Many facets of this journey are still uncertain and my feelings still unreliable, but over the last couple weeks, I’ve felt like it is time. Time to start trusting myself again and share a little bit more about our journey- or more importantly, what our journey has taught me up until this point in the game.  There are two things I’m very conscious of as I share…

Exploring Imagination

I can’t think of anyone who has influenced me more over the last decade like C.S. Lewis. The way he thinks and the way he uses words to communicate what he thinks have had a huge impact in my own faith and even as I’ve led others around me in their Christian faith. The Screwtape Letters top the list. So, of course I was thrilled to review the recent book by Jerry Root and Mark Neal, The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis. Fortunately, it was even better than I expected. As someone who adores C.S. Lewis’ work and…

Learning from St. Francis

I’m currently in a season of intense writing. While I used to think I should scale back my reading when I’m write, I’m learning it’s the opposite I should be doing. When you’re in a season of pouring out creatively, it’s important to also be refueling and filling back up the creative well. So, in the breaks between writing sessions, I try to read, watch good movies, and even have made more of an effort to attend shows and concert. Recently I was given the opportunity to review a book on the life of St. Francis…