advent parenthood lament

Reframing Advent

Nothing says I’m waiting for the arrival of a Savior like: Overspending on more stuff we don’t need. Lying to our kids about where all the stuff came from. (We don’t do this, but I hear there are some families who do.) Forcing our kids to sit on a stranger’s lap and even smile about […]

Podcast | #13 Monica Reynolds on Adoption and Marriage

This week Monica and I chat about the things that blindsided us when we adopted, the hardest thing our marriages have survived, and how her local school system is failing her daughter right now. Connect with Monica on her blog, Instagram, or check out her new podcast–Collared Chicks. If you want to check out that […]

Podcast | #11 Reccia Jobe on Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Reccia is an expert equine professional in the Natural Lifemanship model. She is dedicated to helping individuals and families end destructive relational patterns that create generational trauma in families and societies. My conversation with her was inspiring and challenging and so relevant to everything I feel like God is trying to teach me. We use […]

Podcast | #10 Erin Gaeng on Infertility and Loss

As a mama who know nothing firsthand about infertility or pregnancy loss, I am in awe of stories like Erin tells on this week’s episode. She is one strong, brave mama. I just know you’ll connect with her authenticity and honesty about all the emotions she felt during her journey. We also talk about the […]