This goodness—the idea that God is incapable of anything that is not inherently good—should be a life vest wrapped around my every word, thought, and deed. Yet, the idea, “this isn’t right” feels like an undercurrent always capable of pulling me into the depths of despair.
It has been hugely humbling and stretching to parent precious Black lives amidst recent BLM events. When we first took classes to become foster parents almost 12 years ago, the trainer asked all participants to consider how our families would respond to us parenting kids that looked different than we did. My initial response was […]
Certain aspects of parenting can leave me depressed, angry, worried, and afraid. So I pray. And pray. And pray. And pray. In three out of the four primary situations this year, I’m still praying. That doesn’t feel like success. In fact, I’m pretty sure 25% is an abysmal score on most grading scales. This was […]
I’ve been using social media for a decade now. I can still remember some of my first posts, where I wrote stuff like, “Going to Target now. Gotta get some milk.” Wow. So profound. Or how about this one: “Just got back from picking the girls up for school. Now begins the homework rush.” Yeah, […]
We’ve all seen a ton of those #icebucketchallenge videos, right? You’ve undoubtedly been affected somehow already. Well, when I was challenged, I couldn’t quite figure out how to respond. On one hand, I completely support the idea of raising awareness and money to find this disease. I love how the greater community has come together […]
Earlier this month, a tragedy struck our community in Managua, when a missionary family lost their nineteen-year-old daughter in a freak accident. She was laying in a hammock strung between two palm trees when one of the trees broke. She fell out of the hammock and hit her head on a concrete block nearby. She […]