The Rescue Adoption & 5 Reasons WE need Grace.

“The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.”  Genesis 6:6 Even God feels regret.  And both biological and adoptive parents should not expect an immunity from regretting your choices at times. Absolutely nothing qualifies me to write about adoption other than the fact that four…

Success & 5 Thoughts to IGNORE

I’ve been here before. Thinking this is impossible, that I’ll never be able to successfully change my bad habits into good ones. It feels foolish really, to try things that make others scoff–especially when you wonder yourself just how long you’ll be able to sustain the change. Writing a book.  Finishing a marathon.  Losing weight. …

What Science says about Social Media and Clinical Depression

O.k. not science.  Not really.  But let’s assume for a moment that our social media addictions are parading around disguised as acute little episodes of clinical depression. WebMD says that  “A constant sense of hopelessness and despair is a sign you may have clinical depression. With major depression, it may be difficult to work, study,…

Why being a Parent is NOT like running a Marathon.

So you wake up one day and think “You know what? I’m going to be a mother/father. I know it’s going to take a tremendous amount of training, non-ending exercise of patience and long hours of grueling commitment, but hey, I will post all my milestones on Facebook, everyone will know I’m slowly but surely…

Saying “No”

It’s scary when nothing you’re thinking feels congruent.  When you fear the next thing that may escape your mouth and how others may perceive it.  I always feel a need to explain.  To give a heartfelt explanation as to why my answer is simply “no.”  Why is that word so painstakingly difficult for some while…