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Each Day is Such a Gift

October. It’s always one of my favorite months of the year. The changing of colors before the cold…leaves falling–while in reality much is preparing to be still for winter…there’s so much beauty in Fall. Richard turns 39 this October…and I follow close behind–beginning our very last year in our sweet thirties. That even feels a bit […]

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Hope for the Hopeless {Keeping Your Eyes Up…}

In a world filled with so much heartbreak, sin and disappointment…THIS… “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 The news. Today. Everything around us–sometimes–appears…broken. Isaiah 40: 31…”but they […]

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Beauty from Ashes {His immense love from one stranger to another}

Today I got to catch up with my dear friend Kristin. We met through a ministry mutual friend–and oh my…this girl has challenged my faith, spurred me on closer to the cross and reminded me of many things–like “God’s got this”…only she shares it in a different phrase—hilarious–much better–and a God story to go with […]

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Rebecca - March 3, 2014 - 9:00 am

Love this, love her heart and love God and His creativity.

jenny - March 3, 2014 - 9:21 am

Wow. Just, wow. Such a beautiful story and challenge to each of us!! Thank you for sharing!!!

leslie - March 3, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Wow. Thank you for sharing this story. It challenges me on so many levels.

Kim - March 3, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Andrea- I read this once this morning, and then went to re-read it to my kids, and couldn’t finish because I was crying so hard. My husband finished reading the story. Not a dry eye in the house. What a great way to start the morning! I then watched Lupita Nyongo’o’s speech on “beauty” at the Essence awards, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPCkfARH2eE). I cried again. “You can’t eat beauty, it won’s sustain you, compassion is what sustains you”. What a great Monday! God is SO good, and people never cease to amaze me with their big hearts. Thanks for sharing!

Gretchen - March 21, 2014 - 8:33 am

Wow! This story blessed me today!

Holly Anne - April 4, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Wow, thank you for sharing. Such a beautiful example of how God just wants to LOVE people through us. Loved this story.

A sweet weekend…

Just a quick family update–because I rarely have time to update as we are chasing 5 littles! This weekend Cousin Emily got married–and Loo-bear was the flower girl. P-man and Frankie baby participated in the fun! AND Zeke and Isaac went off for the FIRST time together to Nana and Papa’s…Zeke’s FIRST weekend away since […]

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Beth - October 29, 2013 - 9:51 am

Wow….I am impressed at your ability to control your emotions when your little guy said that about his little brother! I’d have been blubbering all over the place!! Haha!!
We are working on bringing a little girl, Haoren, home from China. We have just started the process but have picked her out. We’ve been accepted by our agency and are working on getting our preliminary paperwork to China for their ok to adopt this special needs little sweetheart. We have adopted before…a little boy from an interrupted adoption. We also have a BUNCH of big kids! By the way, thank you for the Chinese cheat sheet! It will come in handy!! Blessings, Beth