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“In my Neighborhood…” A Child’s Dream.

My 7-year-old daughter is truly becoming a little mini me. This could be good and bad, but I am so proud of her and my other children. They love God. They are determined, kind (most of the time), and always dreaming. The other day while we were watching Curious George on PBS, one of the commercials announced a kids writers contest. As I said, my daughter and I are very much alike. She…

Book Review: “The High Calling of Motherhood” Blog Tour

Book Review: The High Calling of Motherhood by Chimene Shipley Dupler I have had the great pleasure this week of reading The High Calling of Motherhood by Chimene Shipley Dupler. Chimene’s book compels us to view motherhood from a place of honor, responsibility, and grace. Motherhood is hard. It is by far THE most challenging job I ever been called to. The long days and nights are exhausting. The daily call to choose…

Becoming the Answer (#2). A Radical Adoption Vision.

Have you ever showed up to church on a Sunday morning thinking it just was a regular Sunday, but God had other plans? Have you ever answered a call that sounds so crazy to your mind but your heart is plunging you into it? God has a way of placing us in the right place, at the right time, with the right amount of faith to say, “YES.” This is exactly what He…

God in a Coffee Shop. Thank You!

Thinking about the past few weeks makes me laugh and cry all at the same time. I am thankful. I am overwhelmed. The support many of you have shown towards me as I have only just begun to introduce my first book to the world is humbling. You are amazing! My favorite part about sharing my book in local communities is that I get to hear YOUR story. Already, I have been approached by women…

A Letter to American Women Who Are Angry. An Excerpt From My Book.

The past few days I have not stopped thinking about you. I see the pictures from the recent Women’s March in DC and it brings me to tears. To be honest with you, I did not attend the march for several reasons that I will not get into now. One of the main reasons I did not attend is because I am not angry. I left anger, my former companion, many years ago…

Becoming the Answer in Haymarket, VA. Carried To Full Term.

  Last week I had the pleasure of spending my evening in a home I have come to adore. Carried to Full Term’s Haymarket House is not only an outwardly beautiful house in a quaint little city, it is a house of beauty, joy, second chances, and mercy on the inside. Pregnant mothers over the age of 18 are invited to live in the house and begin a program that helps them adjust…

My New Book! EEK!

I am excited to announce… 2016 began with a dream in my heart that slowly became a reality. I found myself dreaming a dream that completely terrified me; nevertheless, I decided to jump in with both feet. For the last 8 years, I have had pieces of a book sitting on my computer. I knew one day I would have the opportunity to share it with you, but I had NO idea how that…

A Letter to Those Who Forgive Me the Most…I am Thankful.

To Those Who Forgive Me the Most, I am thankful for you. I am thankful for your mercy in the moments when I unwisely choose not to have patience with you. I am thankful for your kindness when I get down on my knees with a tear in my eye to say, “I am sorry”… again. I am thankful that you see the good in me. You see God in me. You…