Category Archives: Advocating

The time we made sensory bottles

Yes, with 20 of our best xiǎo péng yǒu, we made sensory bottles.  It was such a hit.  It was also a little bittersweetView full post »

Their faces

Because they are fearfully and wonderfully and perfectly made in His image.  Because they are known by Him.  Because HeView full post »

In my heart forever

I’m home.  And I’ve been awake since 3am thanks to jet lag.  I gave up trying to fall back to sleep atView full post »

My date at the Safari Park

We ambitiously took 21 waiting children to the Safari Park.  It was one of the biggest highlights of the whole trip. View full post »


On Orphan Sunday, many Christians across the world gather to recognize the plight of the 150 million+ orphans who liveView full post »

Do you have 3 friends?

Hubby and I are board members of The Sparrow Fund, a Pennsylvania-based non-profit that’s near and dear to ourView full post »

15 Ordinary Ways to Care for Orphans

Today, across the world, thousands of Christians will recognize Orphan Sunday.  We remember that we are called toView full post »

All things work together for good

When making flight arrangements for our mission trip to China earlier this year, my friend, Kelly, and I were toldView full post »

For My Nonadoptive Friends {Guest Post}

Hello. I want to tell you something. Hang with me because I know it might sound a little strange given my heart, myView full post »

I fell in love

I have been trying to write this post in my head for a month now.  Words seem terribly inadequate, but today I want toView full post »

GUEST POST: I’m not advocating for a stranger

I had the privilege of being with Kelly to meet this little guy in China and take these pictures of him.  He needs aView full post »

Bring Me Hope Orphan Summer Camps

I am honored to have Nicole guest post on my blog today to share about a special way to care for orphans!  If youView full post »

Visiting Orphans

Have you heard of Visiting Orphans?  It is a 501(c)3 non-profit mission sending agency established in 2005 as aView full post »

STUCK and a Giveaway!

If you are in the adoption community, you have probably heard of the new documentary called “STUCK” thatView full post »

Kings & Queens

This is my new “kill it” song … it’s been on repeat all morning.  I just adore itsView full post »