What Almost Was…

Normally, I spend a lot of time thinking about what almost was, from failed adoptions, to the what ifs regarding my children’s birth parents and Ghana, all the way to my career. ┬áThis week though, I have spent all week trying not think about what almost was, because what almost was has me scared out…

On My Heart on Christmas Eve.

It’s 6:30am on Christmas Eve.  FPD and I were up until nearly midnight last night watching Sports Center (yes, we’re Christmas-sy like that.  We don’t watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ or ‘White Christmas’.  We watch Sports Center) and wrapping what seems like one thousand presents.  Christmas this year has gone by in a world wind…

Stop for YOUR One.

I don’t post a lot of ministry videos to Facebook.  Aside from my Catholic grandmother, we are the only Christians within our larger extended family.  While I use Facebook as a place for extended family to keep up with our family, the day-to-day happenings, I use this blog as a place to write about things…

Bigger Things.

In this season, as I madly dash around trying to buy Christmas gifts for seven children, I have to stop and remind myself that there are bigger things out there to consider.  This will be our second Christmas with the Duo and our third with Bubbly.  I remember the Christmas’ they weren’t here at all….

Relating.

I’ve talked before about relationships and how when you’re a parent of seven children, they can be really hard.  In a world where having two or three kids is the norm, it’s hard for people to understand how we “make it” with seven.  This can be isolating.  If I’m introducing myself at a function, I’ll…

Being Present.

Sometimes I struggle to be present when it comes to my children.  It’s hard with grad school, work and a business to not get lost in the shuffle.  I watch them grow so quickly and I wonder how I can just let them go. I’m going to strive to do more of this… –FullPlateMom,who wants…

Expressions of Love.

I thought this was absolutely beautiful. I loved the part where the gentleman says that he can’t imagine having come this far, it being this good, just to watch it end.  It doesn’t, that is God’s promise to us.  On this Sunday morning, this brought me comfort. –FullPlateMom,who hopes you find comfort on this Sunday…

Ask a Mormon (not me).

Shannon is letting people ask her anything they want to about being a member of the LDS Church.  This is a good opportunity for people to ask what they really want to know, like the important stuff, like what’s the deal with their underwear?   I’m kidding!  She did answer that question though. I’m not…

Prayer and Praise Sunday–Child Dedication.

It’s Prayer and Praise Sunday today.  My prayer today is for a couple that has been trying to become a family for quite some time.  I’m praying that God hears our prayers and that now is your time.  You have walked through fire, just like FPD and I did.  It’s time.  Our hearts are with…

What’s with all the LDS references?

So, I’ve had my first true reader question.  Usually, I get questions from people I know.  This is from someone who is curious.  I like that.  And, it was phrased politely.  Even better.  It’s a question that I’ve touched on before, but would love to give an answer to again.  This reader emailed to ask me how…

Christian Alliance for Orphans–Feelin’ the Love.

I lost more than a few friends when we worked so hard to shut the orphanage down in Ghana.  It’s not a time I would like to return to any time in the near future.  It was filled with sadness and lies.  I’m not one to ever stand idly by while children are used and…