It Was Never Random

Adoption - It's Never Random

On the weekend someone asked me if we had adopted Ephraim. I always laugh a little inside when people ask, especially when they have seen both me and Jared; two people as white as us don’t usually produce children as brown as Ephraim. But I understand the question, it’s a polite and safe way to approach the subject and I enjoy talking adoption with people.

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11 Tips For Adding More Plants into Your Diet

Tips for Beginning a Plant Based Diet

Anyone else remember this line from Bambi: “Eating greens is a special treat, it gives long ears and great big feet.”? Well, I don’t want the long ears and great big feet but I am eating more greens so we’ll see what happens . . .

Surprisingly I haven’t shared about this at all online but last year was a hard one for me physically.

Long story very short, after a number of doctor, specialist appointments and a colonoscopy I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in September. I’ll probably write out the whole story one of these days, for now the short version will do.

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Comfort or Character? And How I’m Changing What I Pray For My Children

How I'm praying for character over comfort for my children (and myself)

When I was reading Sacred Parenting a few weeks ago I literally stopped in my tracks (I was listening to the audiobook) when I heard this line:

What do I value for my children; comfort or character?

Every night I pray with my children I usually ask for some variation of protection for their safety and lately I’ve been feeling convicted about it every time the words are out of my mouth.

I think it is completely natural for us as parents to want our kids to be safe, but Christ didn’t call us to lead a life of safety.

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