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Adoption's ghosts - closer than we know

I grew up in Bathurst, New South Wales as the only daughter of immigrants from the Netherlands. I can understand, read and speak some Dutch.  Every Christmas our family would celebrate in our variation of the Dutch tradition, going to the midnight church service and coming home and feasting on ham and bread rolls served on the crockery my parents had brought with them from Holland.   274 more words


The Day God Bought Me Breakfast

Exhausted, that’s the only way to describe the way I felt as I trailed myself out of bed that Tuesday morning. I was nearing the end of an incredibly busy summer season of ministry. 848 more words


Praying Hands . . . Make Me Strong

Sydney and I spent most of the day together, just the two of us.  In her short three years of life, she has traveled a long road from China to Salem, Oregon. 366 more words


Items Adopted by the 75th International General Assembly Agenda

Items Adopted by the 75th International General Assembly Agenda (Download PDF)

Roo's 1st Gotchya Day

One year ago we walked you out the animal shelter doors and into our life. We didn’t get into the car right away because (as you know now by now) we just can’t contain ourselves and need to document every Roo moment with a picture. 557 more words

Roo Adventure

Hospital Trips VS Shopping Trips, Which Is Worse?

Wow a ton has happened since I was last able to get internet for more than a few minutes. First off I got to take a fun 7 hour trip to the hospital which took about an hour and a half just to drive to since we were at our campground, that was totally fun. 341 more words

The Life Of A Writing Witch

12 Things We Didn't Learn About Raising Black Children (advice for white and Asian parents of brown and black children)

Since the killing of Eric Garner in New York by NYPD police, I’ve been wanting to write an article for white and Asian parents and even black and brown parents who have decided not to discuss race in their homes, about preparing their brown and black children,especially sons, for the dangers that they face with the police and civilian  violence against them because of their color. 920 more words