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:: You Are Not Alone [Life as an Orphan] (Jen’s Story)

Jen is one of my favorite people in the world. This whole family, actually, brings me so much joy. Earlier this year, we met at their house for a freezing outdoor session of family pictures and as they pictures show, they LOVE each other so well. One of the things that has most blessed me […]

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  • Kelsi Ebel - I recently started reading this blog, and would love to follow you on instagram! my name is kelsiebel on instagram!
    I love reading about your adventures in foster care. My parents are currently foster parents and I would love to take the same journey in the near future!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Templeton - What an encouraging post. I really do relate with these experiences as the mother of 4 adopted children. It is just so so wonderful how Holy Spirit leads us– I love how He gave Jen the words to speak to her daughter. And I so agree– Father God, may we all (parents and children) learn to receive love as daughters and sons from you! Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • JoshandKimberly Bonham - This is so so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney-Ke Williams - Thank you for sharing this family’s journey. What an amazing revelation! That is so true. I never thought of it in that way. Blessings to you and this family.ReplyCancel

:: You Are Not Alone [Life After the Orphanage] (Colin’s Story)

I met Colin while photographing his family a few months ago and learned a little more about their story. It is beautiful and I was so excited to hear that they were close to bringing home two more brothers. As you read this post from Colin, his sweet mom and brother are in China to […]

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  • SleepyKnitter - Great post, Colin! Thank you for helping us understand better what life was like for you in China and what other children are experiencing there now. Thank you also for sharing the verse that has brought you comfort. I will teach it to my adopted children and pray that it helps them the way it has helped you. God’s Word is powerful!ReplyCancel

  • Robin - Colin,
    What an amazing and beautiful post! I am so glad that you now understand the depths of God’s love for you. I have a daughter from China who was adopted 6 days before her 14th birthday, so I have heard a lot about life in the orphanage. She, too, understands God’s love for her now. May God continue to bless your life and the lives of your brothers.ReplyCancel

  • Diane - We are so thankful you are home with your family, Colin. Thank you for sharing your story!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Crane - MJ and Colin, thank you for sharing! Thank you for your heart to tell your story to ultimately tell His story and point to our Jesus! Well done! Much love!ReplyCancel

:: You Are Not Alone [Type 1 Diabetes: Freedom from the Flesh] (Emily’s story)

 With Emily’s story comes the announcement that I’m now taking submissions for this series. This is a somewhat daunting task, but fits so perfectly with the theme of the series that I feel we’d all be missing out on something beautiful if I try to maintain control of this thing. So, if you’d like to […]

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:: You Are Not Alone [When You Feel Messy] (Lara’s Story)

And while I don’t always know what I’m doing, I do know what I want to be doing. I can look back at where we started and where the Lord has brought us and I finally have a grasp on what it is I hope to spend these precious years on. I want one thing for my children: to draw them farther from themselves and closer to Jesus.

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  • The Farmer's Wife Tells All - Today I’m guest posting about the messiness that is motherhood.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Casper - beautiful!!! I just adore Lara’s story — and her little sweeties!!ReplyCancel