family fall 2016

family fall 2016

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"So God Made a Mother"

If you have been around me for any amount of time, you will know I have BIG LOVE for our village. And at the seams: our 7 mothers holding the village together. 

Gigi, Mimi, and Lovey




And our 4 fabulous grandmothers!


Grandmother Anne 

Grandmother Smith


Friday, May 8, 2015


Last week, I went to a conference for the Christian Alliance for Orphans with 2,500+ people who share my deep passion for the orphan. IT. WAS. AWESOME.

The mission of the alliance is to "inspire, equip, and connect Christians to make the gospel visible through ADOPTION, FOSTER CARE, and GLOBAL ORPHAN INITIATIVES rooted in the LOCAL church"

I learned LOTS of things!

This is one.

What is the MOST powerful agent of change in our world?

governments.power. law. policies. procedures. force. non-profits.  sound doctrine. good intentions. self-discipline. ???

"to be loved deeply AND know that you are"

Do the kids in YOUR city foster care system. in orphanages around the world truly KNOW they are loved? Do you love them? Do you know ONE of their names? Do you pray for them? Honestly?

Do you know YOU are LOVED? 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Start Well

"We're late"
"Did you do___"
"Don't forget____"
"Get in the car"
"Get your stuff together"

Sound familiar?

What's the very first thing out of your mouth to your people in the morning? To your spouse? Your kids? Yourself? Your Jesus?

Is it your face or the back of your cell phone they see first thing in the morning? (I'm preaching to myself)

Just some food for thought. How you start your day matters. Be intentional with your presence and your voice. Give life to your people in the morning.