Hanging out in Reno, waiting for a baby!

December 23, 2010

Today is Thursday. We are in Reno. It is very nice and we are enjoying the wonderful weather and the beautiful mountains…and our time together and with the birth mom and dad. It is an amazing journey we are making for this sweet baby. God is so amazing how He is showing His love to […]

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Almost 9 months ago…

November 30, 2010

Almost 9 months ago, I posted this blog post…. I don’t even know how to begin or what to say. All I know is that God has put this longing in my heart, and in the heart of my husband and my kids. It is inexplainable. But it is real. That there is someone out […]

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Women of Faith

October 14, 2010

What does it mean to be a Woman of Faith? The Women of Faith conference is coming to North Carolina in November and I am going. It makes me think…for me, what does it mean to be a woman of faith? I asked Jesus into my heart when I was 5. Before then, I grew […]

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stringbean17 is going to Type-A mom conference in Asheville!

September 2, 2010

stringbean17 is going to Type-A mom conference in Asheville! …. WHOOOO HOOOO! I love the way God works. Last year, when the Blissdom blog conference was in Nashville, I contacted my blog friend Megan, from, and we talked about going. She went. I did not. She had a GREAT time. I got to hear all […]

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What does an institution look like for an orphan?

July 21, 2010

Some people wonder, what does it mean for a child to be institutionalized in today’s world. I do. Is it a horror show? Is it just like an orphanage? One mom journeying to adopt gives a great glimpse into the life her son is living on her blog. I think that it is worth reading. […]

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Why wouldn’t we?

July 2, 2010

I seem to be posting a lot of videos lately. This one is long, but explains some of the very same reasons/excuses we had for not having kids….and then we realized they were all selfish. God has provided RICHLY for our family. Each day we have enough to eat, a place to sleep, and plenty […]

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And people think I have a lot of kids!….

June 16, 2010

This young woman is amazing…she is doing what God placed in her heart…and lives are forever changed…including mine.

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Amazing Video!

April 26, 2010

I guess the only way I can describe how I feel about what I have been going through is that I have been GRIPPED. Taken hold of in a mighty way. I have felt, planned, spent my life and operated through the filter of someday adopting, of being adopted, of coming at life from this […]

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spreading a little CRAZY LOVE

April 25, 2010

This family is adopting a precious new baby…and they need help paying for the adoption. If you feel led to give, or just want to pray for them, please do! They have raised all but about 3,500. Update as of Monday at 10:00. The family now needs about $2,000 for the Agency fees. Praise God! […]

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April 15, 2010

Today, I wanted to post about adoption. My adoption, and how I feel about adoption.Over the past week adoption has been in the forefront of the news, with all of the news focused on Russia. I ask that you read this article by Martha Osborne. ‘Russia Really Closing? News, Rant & More’It is with a […]

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