The Emotional Junk Drawer

I finally did what I have told so many others to do, I practiced self-care this weekend. I took 48 hours to myself. I went off and spent time alone because "quiet" and "alone" are what this momma desperately needed. I did a lot of reading and had many, many talks with God. God showed me … Continue reading The Emotional Junk Drawer


Fostering Throwback: Revelations part 2

Posted by Kristy "follower of Christ"  March 26, 2011REVELATIONS Part 2Continued from last Saturday...The second thing I realized gave me a completely new perspective on what we are doing. I realized that out of all the families that could have helped, God chose us to care for these children. We were chosen, it was no coincidence. Now … Continue reading Fostering Throwback: Revelations part 2

Food for Thought: Storm Season

Sometimes it seems like my posts are all "down" and about nothing but the hard stuff. Right now, that's the season we're weathering. Life is kind of like that. There are ups and there are downs and there are lazy river days. The thing is, I never want to be Tofurky. Tofurky is weird and … Continue reading Food for Thought: Storm Season

When everything is going wrong in life, we have to go right

This week, oh sweet love of dark chocolate, this week has been one for the books. I was taking deep breaths to dive into homeschool and not even THINK about what was going on in the foster care world when we take my daughter to urgent care for her finger. Result: she has an avulsion … Continue reading When everything is going wrong in life, we have to go right

Daily Devo: Living By Faith

The first week of homeschooling two kids while trying to make it to all the necessary appointments for the bonus babies and the first day of regular school and having a parent in the hospital is not for the light hearted. So much happening! At one point, I forgot how to spell my own name. … Continue reading Daily Devo: Living By Faith

Giving Tree

Moved from my old Blog onto this one because it is still so true.MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016Momma Giving Tree... and she loved a boy very, very much-- even more than she loved herself.Shel Silverstein, The Giving TreeAnd the tree was happySHEL SILVERSTEIN, THE GIVING TREEAs I sat in my closet floor trying to get ahold of myself, … Continue reading Giving Tree

He Has Called Me To Mother

 “Because I feel that, in the Heavens above The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of loveNone so devotional as that of ‘Mother’” – Edgar Allen Poe"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so … Continue reading He Has Called Me To Mother

Foster Care Confessions: Today Was Hard

Today has been like something straight out of the book of Revelations. There has been weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth...along with slamming doors and lots of hurt feelings. Emotions have been from one end of the spectrum to the other at least 150 times all in a 12hr period. It has been PTSD … Continue reading Foster Care Confessions: Today Was Hard

Fostering Throwback: Revelations part 1

Posted by Kristy "follower of Christ"  March 26, 2011REVELATIONSThis past week has been a very awakening week for me. I had a slow week compared to my usual schedule over the last few months & I was able to spend more time in devotion just being with God. I call it "awakening" because I came to realize … Continue reading Fostering Throwback: Revelations part 1

Food for Thought Friday: Getting Back On Track

“There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.”― Dietrich BonhoefferStuck means not going anywhere no matter how much you want to. It means the more you try, the more you get stuck and the more frustrated you get with being stuck. You think you are taking the easier way, but that … Continue reading Food for Thought Friday: Getting Back On Track