On Meteors and Jesus 

I have very fond memories of my childhood. Though we didn’t always agree (hello teenage years) we were all close. My parents made our home a place we wanted to be at, a place to bring your friends. It was always a place of discussion, of openness, acceptance. They were never afraid to let us […]

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5 Amazing Kale Recipes

Every single grocery store I visit has kale in some form or fashion: chopped kale, frozen kale, kale straight from the farm, bagged kale, kale mixed with other lettuces-there are so many possibilities! Kale is so trendy right now.  Below we’ve listed 5 amazing kale recipes.  We’ve got kale for breakfast, kale for lunch and […]

Thankful {Lately}

Lately I am thankful for… A happy baby in the afternoon. Handmade gifts from friends far away. Celebration chocolate croissants because baby slept the longest stretch yet. Furrowed brows for days. Oh yeah, we had a baby (and I haven’t written in 10 years)! Isaiah Robert Liszt June 29, 2016 7 lbs. 11 ounces // 20 […]

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Slow, Durable, Beautiful

This weekend, I have had the pleasure and opportunity to grow and change by what I’ve learned at She Speaks. Our very first keynote speaker was Shauna Niequist, one of our favorite communicators. (You can find some of our posts here, here and here). Shauna challenged us to craft a life, the only one God […]

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 […]