A Key West Father’s Day + A Recipe

Our first real family vacation was when I was a sophomore in college. Growing up, we tacked on a few days to gospel meeting gigs our Dad preached in the summers, but we didn’t do much traveling due to several factors. I’ll never forget sitting in my college dorm room when I got a call […]


When You’re Waiting…

For the broken marriage to be put back together. For him to come back home. For the church to be unified. For the better hours and better paying job. For your child to be healed. For the debt to be paid. For your womb to be full. For the pain to leave. For the past to be […]

Four: God With Us

In every year of my marriage I have learned something new. There was love, grace, and this past year: God with us. Last year around this time I found out I was pregnant with our second child and we chose the name Jarrett Emmanuel. Little did we know the impact that name would have on our family. “God […]

The Cost of Adoption

Adoption is an enormous investment and the cost in a lot of cases is very high. People ask often how much adoption costs. Here’s the short answer: The home study, the background checks (federal and state), constant prayers, the mailing and faxing and shipping, the tears, the profile books, the application fees, the worry, the legal […]

An Unlikely Pair

This morning I found my kids jumping on the bed. Mozart radio was playing in the background on Pandora. The irony and incongruity of the scene was not lost on me. Mozart’s beautiful works are a strange juxtaposition to wild and rambunctious boys. But there they were, dancing and jumping to Serenade No.13.  Grace is […]