Born Broken: A must read for all moms who sometimes fear they aren’t enough

My friends Mike and Kristin Berry at Confessions of an Adoptive Parent  recently gave me the opportunity to read Kristin's new book that just released this week:     Born Broken by Kristin Berry   I met Kristin and Mike last year at the Refresh conference  in the Seattle area last year. The conference was

I don’t do mom’s groups

This morning was mom's group.  It's my mid-week sanctuary. A little splice of time I which I need to contribute nothing to anyone --- just soak in sweet  coversation with my friends, escape from parenting my older kids for a bit, and enjoy coffee and treats. I was invited to this mom's group for months

If this is what it means to be great — you can have it back

Dear baby,  You are sleeping here, peacefully in my arms.  I look at you, and I know how precious you are. That's what we mamas do best right? We see the value in our children, and we long to nurture them, protect them, and give them the best that we can. There's lots of mama

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The gift worth opening

One of my favorite parts about Christmas is wrapping presents.  It's not so much what is inside --- although I often love that too.  It is the ability to choose a beautiful textured, graphic printed paper. To neatly cover any rounded edges, disjointed parts, in a tidy box. To finish every detail with intention and

A whisper-cry of worship

Before I even opened my eyes this morning, a song was on my heart. "My soul .... Put your hope in God. Put your hope in God. Put your hope in God. Be still my soul." It was a song I learned last fall from the worship team I had just recently joined.  I spent