Exploring Saint Sans, Learning from Beth Moore

Yesterday, I read the final pages of Beth Moore’s, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus. It’s bittersweet to finish a book like this. While it’s nice to know the full story, on the other hand, it’s sad to say goodbye to characters you’ve come to know and love- even if they are fictional. I even tried to slow my reading pace and delay the inevitability of the end drawing near. For a full week the book went from the front seat of my minivan, to the living room coffee table, and finally to my bedside table at…

Surviving Summer w/ Kids

Hello? Is this thing still working? I just had to go search for my password so I could login to my own website. Yikes! I guess it has been a while. Blogging is just too much to make a consistent habit right now. On top of daily life with five kids (who ALL need something different from me at the very same time every day), trying to edit/re-write a manuscript, & staying in a somewhat healthy rhythm spiritually/emotionally/mentally, I just can’t. So I don’t. But I do Instagram, so any random thoughts or ramblings tend to…

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…