"Hitting the marathon wall" is a much-feared and much-discussed phenomenon in marathoning. Runners speak ominously about a sudden wave of fatigue that sets in at about 20 miles into a marathon. At this point, they say, the race is half over. (source) Truth bomb alert, some of you have been battling in these trenches a … Continue reading Rogue Wall Enthusiasts
A seat at the table is far more than an invitation into our adoption journey; it is also an expression of how and why we feel called to adoption. In James 1:27 God says, "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and … Continue reading A Seat at the Table
Hi everyone! We just wanted to give a quick little update right now saying how amazing our "A Seat at the Table" dinner was! Thank you so so SO much to everyone who showed up! We had a great night with a delicious Ukrainian dinner of borscht and varenyky (a tasty Ukrainian dumpling stuffed with … Continue reading Major Update Coming Soon!
The cost of adoption pales in comparison to the worth of my son. Half a world away my son is waiting for me. Sadly, this is not the first time he has waited; we were not his first choice. My son waited for those he loved to show up for far too long. I would … Continue reading A Long and Costly Road
Things didn't go as planned and it nearly broke me. As some of you know we have a heart for orphan care but the question is what does that look like for our family. I aimed for the cross but seemed that I fell hard. I come out at the end of this summer feeling … Continue reading Things Didn’t Go As Planned
I can't imagine what circumstances led the boys to where they are now. I don't know what they have seen, heard or endured. Somewhere down the line something went awry and brokenness ensued. My mind wonders as too what all must have taken place to begin this tragedy. It is hard to image the chain of … Continue reading Not Forgotten
Some of you know that adoption has long been a desire of my heart. Orphan care in general has been the desire of my heart. I strongly believe that as the church we are called to care for the orphan and the widow and I will even go a step farther and say the sojourner … Continue reading A Special Request