I am not the one to ask about healthy family dynamics or what a family unity should look like. None of my family experiences have been anything other than dysfunctional at best. So last week when my pastor discussed how as Christians we are all siblings in Christ, I internally winced. My initial thought was… Continue reading Family of God…
Yes, you read that right. With bananas. Bananas are okay. I wouldn't call them my favorite fruit or anything, but I like them alright. I will eat them if they are available without a problem. We usually have bananas in the house. For some reason, we didn't get them all eaten this week and several… Continue reading Tackling Learned Helplessness – With Bananas
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NIV Faith is a tricky thing. We have always had faith in certain things. Faith that we could keep our children alive, faith that the sun would rise, faith that night would come and go, to list a few. Faith… Continue reading How Our Faith is Changing Our Life
Last weekend the whole family and princess Francis piled into the car and we headed down to Longview. We had two reasons for this trip. We went to meet a friend that we've been talking to on Facebook for what seems like forever (over 3 years, actually), and we were also picking up our new… Continue reading Puppies and Kabs
Inner Excavation is a book we found at Goodwill. Have I mentioned that Goodwill is our most favorite place to shop? No? Well, now you know, haha. The book is pretty awesome. It's all about exploring yourself through photography, writing, crafting, and mindfulness. Some of us have been following some of the exercises in the… Continue reading Inner Excavation: Learn to Thrive?
Today is the anniversary of us joining our adoptive family. We packed up the body's children, our dog, and we went into hiding from the abusive husband. Well, semi-hiding. That's a long story but it's the 3 year anniversary. The kids call it our Extraction Day (Naked and Afraid reference). It certainly felt like an… Continue reading Counting Every Blessing
I want to share. I want to share so badly. I just wrote and deleted an entire post because it was so clinical and impersonal. I basically wrote in general about a topic that has been touching us personally and I didn't include our situation in it at all. That's not what this space is… Continue reading Opening the Doors to Inside
I long for the day that mental health and people who are less than perfect, people who struggle, people who are less than politically correct or don't exactly fit into polite society will finally be welcome in the church with kindness and understanding. Jesus never intended for churches to be just the polite society people. I know, we've been reading the bible. Jesus loved and reached out to those of us who will never be polite society material.
We currently have family here from Colorado. Nana and Papa came up to visit and with them, they brought 2 cousins. Woohoo! Mama took them to one of our favorite parks to hang out and we've been spending a lot of time visiting and just being together. Last Sunday, however, we went to Oregon. It… Continue reading Afternoon at Seaside Beach
There's always so much to write about. Some of it we are nervous about sharing, but sharing happens so healing can happen. This post may cause some issues for some people so please keep that in mind when reading. We changed our minds. We decided to change how we view our past. Our life. The… Continue reading We Changed Our Minds…