They are why you are here. They are the reason you stick it out time and time again. They, not the system, are the reason you have been called.
"You knew it would happen. You knew this is what you signed up for. You basically asked for this".... Yes, yes I did, but that makes it no less painful (and just so we're clear, no one ever asks for emotional pain). There's something about emotional pain that no matter how hard you try, you … Continue reading Foster Care Reflections: Make Time To Grieve
Depression isn't just life altering, it's soul sucking. It begins with depleting you of joy, then of anger, then of even your sadness until all you are left with is deep, dark emptiness; you feel numb and formless inside.
When the days are longer and heavier than you planned, you lift your head and let grace run down your cheeks. When you find yourself running new races with familiar faces that make you doubt your ability to carry out God's mission, you bow your head and find strength in your weakness. There is a … Continue reading Foster Care Reflections: Mom’s battle cry
As some of you may know, I run a foster care ministry. It's at the very heart of what I do. I don't blog all the time because I'm engrossed in what I do. I'm not just called to it, I love the families with all my heart. Most of the time I am ministering … Continue reading Foster Care Reflections: The Woman at The Well
I am part of a village. This village is a vital piece of what makes life doable....and crazy. It's a mash-up of people who would not normally be in any kind of relationship together. Economic status is no barrier. Social status does not stop us. Having nothing in common is simply where we start. We … Continue reading Foster Care Reflections: The Village People