We’re Desert Rats. We love to joke about how walking out in an Arizona summer is akin to opening up the oven to get your cookies out and having your face burnt off. We love our air conditioning and our pools and curse the sun all summer long. We’ve convinced ourselves that we live in […]Read More Garden Bounty in the Sonoran Desert. (Plus How to Help Plants through the Summer).
It’s funny how the MINUTE you bring children into your life, people feel entitled to ask the most intrusive questions. We had something similar happen when we were first married… our first Sunday at church as a married couple, we had at least three people ask when we were going to start having kids. We […]Read More Fostering is Our First Choice, Not Our Last Resort
How one simple question helped me focus my service in a meaningful way…and feel more peace in the process. From a young age, my search for purpose was important to me. I thought that there would be a theme to my life–some grand, highly individual mission that I and I alone was sent to fulfill on […]Read More Finding My Seasonal Ministry
We’re approximately a month away from being licensed foster parents! This upcoming Thursday is our CPR class, the 10th of July is our home inspection, and THEN it takes about two weeks for the state to approve the license. We’re (a little) nervous, but mostly excited. I wanted to take the opportunity to explain why confidentiality […]Read More Fostering Privacy
Dear Social Media, We’ve known each other for over ten years now. Wasn’t it good, in the beginning? I’ll openly admit that I lied about my age in order to set up a Facebook account, but it was worth it…because look what I gained, right? YOU. I was connected, and I had YOU to thank […]Read More Dear Social Media–We are SO Over…
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to take all the time that I would typically spend mindlessly scrolling, and spend it reading instead. In order to better track where this journey takes me, and how this change impacts my life, I’ve decided to share just a little but of what I gleaned from each […]Read More Lady Susan by Jane Austen- The Word View #1