How to Pray When God Seems Silent

I call my friend on the phone. “You’ll never believe what happened to me today,” I moan. “Oh no!” she says, in her most sympathetic voice. “Tell me everything.” I launch into the story, holding back no detail because I know this friend will appreciate all the nuances, including the messy parts where I wasn’t…

Dear Baby Girl: It’s “Gotcha Day”

Baby Girl, Today is the day many refer to as “Gotcha Day.” Four years ago on a Friday night at 6pm our lives unknowingly and unexpectedly changed forever when God began to write a new chapter in each of our stories through the use of the Safe Families for Children Program. And while you don’t…

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

As a blogger, it is always interesting and fun to go back and look at your blog posts written in that year. And not just to see which ones gained the most views, but also to look back and reflect. Because for me, each blog post doesn’t just tell a story of the events that…

Why Your Baby-Makin’ Advice Doesn’t Bother Me

  Every day…okay…maybe not every day…but at least several times a week I open up my inbox to find a message that usually begins a little something like this… “I really hate to bother you and I am sure you get tons of messages like this, and I might even be overstepping my boundaries, therefore…