Spirit of Adoption

If you have adopted or been closely connected to an adoption, you understand with great clarity that it is far more than a legal matter, far more than a mental decision, far more than an emotional commitment. Adoption, at the core is spiritual. Adoption, true adoption, reaches into the depth of your soul and changes…

Preparing a Place for the Presence of God

One of my favorite things to do is to study the Bible with friends. Whether at a retreat or around the kitchen table, it is such a delight to open the Word of God together and discover nuggets of truth, gems of wisdom, treasures just waiting for us to claim as our own. Each time…

Enough is Enough

I’m wondering as I write my blog this morning how many other moms are out there feeling a bit frazzled and overwhelmed like I am. There’s no huge crisis and I am so thankful for that but, some days, like this day, I feel like I am standing in the aftermath of a tornado. Have…

Momma Caboose

Did you know that the caboose was often the observation point on the train? The engine was in front, providing the power and determining the direction, but, it was the roof of the caboose where men would position themselves for a good vantage point to look down the tracks and watch for trouble. Did you…