Category Archives: Compassion

Love Covers {in which I breathe deep and get honest with my fellow Jesus-followers}

My dearly adored friends, Please hear the quiet tremble of my voice and know how profoundly I treasure each of you, your presence here as you read these words today. I’m sitting on the couch with my littlest love this afternoon when I … Continue reading

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To my friends with thoughts on 50 Shades: my quiet appeal

I’ve been up since 4:30 this morning with chilluns who didn’t seem to feel like sleeping, and it’s 1:30 in the afternoon as I sit down, fingers poised over keys, stomach doing flips. I’d so much rather be napping while my kids catch … Continue reading

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In Which Life Is Extra In My Face {some (more) honesty about this season}

I sink into the couch on a Sunday afternoon, Stan across the living room studying music theory, Maia snug in nap-land, and Isaac in the playroom doing “quiet playtime” and needing our attention every other minute or so. Sigh. Life … Continue reading

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The Power of “I See You”

My friend walks across the church building toward where I sit holding my baby girl. Arriving at my seat, she squats down to make eye contact with me, and there’s no escaping her unwavering gaze as she looks right through … Continue reading

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On 9-1-1 Calls and Being Utterly Spent

The doorbell rings once, then twice, urgently, in quick succession. Our Mother’s Day lunch with dear friends gets cut off before it even really begins as we welcome the middle of the three children from next door. She’s sobbing, afraid. … Continue reading

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Be An Extension of My Heart [Five Minute Friday – Belong]

Hiya Friends, Jumping in with a quick interruption in my current series (still one part left to go!) on our beautiful in-the-process-of-being-adopted daughter’s birth week. Maia, by the way, is a month old today!  Today as every day, we are … Continue reading

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The Truth of His Commitment to the Fatherless and Impoverished

Hi friends, You may remember that September is Compassion International‘s Blog Month… and today I’m posting my final writing assignment for the month.  Our assignment this week is to write a post from the perspective of a sponsored child.  They … Continue reading

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A Letter To God (The Line Between Overwhelmed and Apathetic)

I mentioned last week that September is Compassion International’s Blog Month, and I’m participating.  I love the idea of using blogging as a way to be a voice for those who wouldn’t have a voice otherwise…of advocating for children who need … Continue reading

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Share In God’s Heart In a New Way Today?

Dear friends… I want to share with you something that I tend to struggle with… and I wonder if many of you do also. When I am presented with the face of a child who lives a world away, may … Continue reading

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