The Power of Empathy for Overcoming Offense

The Power of Empathy for Overcoming Offense

You have probably heard the terms empathy and grace before. You may have even tried to put them into practice.  When you develop empathy and respond to others with grace, you may find the needle on your offense-ometer declining, much like the speedometer on your car...
Fake Is Not Fruit. Faithfulness Is.

Fake Is Not Fruit. Faithfulness Is.

The expression “fake it ’til you make it” is well known and often used. Not long ago, I began to question the helpfulness of this tactic. It all started one day when I had several opportunities to demonstrate either being patient or impatient....
Welcoming Myself Home With Some 2019 Book News

Welcoming Myself Home With Some 2019 Book News

After spending approximately 15 months blogging almost exclusively for another site, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I am welcoming myself home to the blog on my website. While I will still write for Patheos occasionally, I am happy to be back on my own blog as we enter...

***Blogging Update***

Hi Everyone! Thanks for taking a peek at my website. In case you aren’t aware, I am now doing most of my blogging on a different site. Please join me on Patheos Evangelical where I am writing about faith, culture, and emotional well-being! Three quick additional...
We Have a Daughter!

We Have a Daughter!

I testified in court for the first time today. Laying my left hand on the Bible, raising my right hand, and facing the judge, I swore that what I was about to say would be the truth. I sat nervously in the witness box inside a small but full courtroom. The attorney...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Friends! I hope you are all doing well as we enter this busy holiday season. As a reminder, I am doing some writing for Patheos Evangelical. I’d love for you to check out my latest blog for that site: Is Thanksgiving for Gluttony or Gratitude? Happy...
My Top 10 Favorite Adoption Books

My Top 10 Favorite Adoption Books

For those praying about adoption, waiting for a placement, or already parenting children that have been adoption – learning all you can about this topic is so important. Over the years, I’ve read many books on the subject. So, I thought I would share some...