Author Archives: Amy

How To Love and Support Foster Moms (Dads/Parents/Families/Etc.):

Evidently it’s National Foster Care Month (what do things that like even mean?).  There’s an instagram thing going around with a different prompt for each day of the month.  It’s appealing, but there’s no way I would actually follow through … Continue reading

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Prayers of the Saints

I attended a prayer meeting Tuesday.  A meeting where I assumed dozens of women would be attending.  I showed up and there were only four.  A bit disappointing, but I wasn’t there for a party.  It was my first time … Continue reading

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A New Year

In a few moments the calendar will flip to a new page with a new year.  2017.  In so many ways, saying this brings relief.  I have high hopes for 2017.  I am so weary from 2016.  And yet, I … Continue reading

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Christmas is for Foster Parents

Christmas is for foster parents. It’s for the ones who’ve dreamed of a Christmas morning with children for years, but are now thinking how much more enjoyable it would be without them. It’s for the foster mom whose husband won’t … Continue reading

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When Eating Pizza was the most Spiritual Moment of your Day

Tonight a friend from church invited us over for a casual pizza dinner. Me, the fellow, and both the girls. We ate pizza with this little family of 3 and I got teary-eyed when it was time to leave. We … Continue reading

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The Human Heart

This past weekend my church hosted a winter clothing give-away to the homeless and refugees in our area.  This is the 4th year, and more and more people keep coming.  I’ve had a more involved role this year, and while … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Thirty

I’ve been looking forward to turning 30 for a few years now.  I’ve always felt older than my age, so in my head I’ve been 30 for awhile.  I’ve always thought it would be the best compliment for someone to … Continue reading

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The Milestone of Year One

It’s been one year. A whole year! As with most major life events, in some ways it feels like it was just yesterday, and in other ways it seems like it took places years and years ago. I have lived … Continue reading

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How I Want My Heart to Break

The phrase “your heart breaks in all the right places,” streams out of the speakers in my car.  One of my favorite singer/songwriters catches me off guard again.  I want to be the person he’s singing about. But I’m about … Continue reading

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2014 is Scary

Does the start of a new year scare anyone else besides me? Sure, I get excited with everyone else about the start of a fresh year, and I watch the ball fall in Times Square, and make a lot of … Continue reading

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