january's adoption story

I haven’t been more excited about a guest post! I’m honored to share my friend January’s words on adoption. She has a beautiful heart and spends her days serving as a nurse at the University of Iowa. January was adopted from the Philippines at 1.5 years old, and she’s generously is sharing her perspective and […]

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pursued: the anderson family

You know how you have friends, and then you have your people? Let me introduce you to the Andersons. They are our people. Like, really. They are. I wish we lived closer, because we’d probably get into a lot of trouble together and it would be awesome. I want you to watch their story in […]

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created for care

If you’re an adoptive mama — or if you know one — I really want you to read this. Because registration for Created for Care is this week, and it is an absolutely amazing retreat for moms who’ve added to their family through foster care, domestic, or international adoption. I had the privilege of attending the […]

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cleaning my closet

I’m embarrassed. You see that overflowing mess? That’s my closet. I finally caught up on the laundry pile we lovingly refer to as Mount Washmore, and the over-abundance of clothes makes me feel kind of terrible. I’ve been holding onto clothes for ridiculous just in case scenarios. I need this old bridesmaid dress just in case. I […]

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why i became a journalist

  I studied journalism because everyone is living a story worth telling. Because there are amazing, beautiful things happening every day in the midst of the shards of brokenness. I studied journalism because our words wield power. Our letters nestled in words nestled in paragraphs can spur people to care, to take action, to hold […]

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hope is my anchor

Remember my lovely friend Natalie? If you’re doing some holiday shopping, you’re going to want to check out these really amazing Hope is My Anchor shirts she’s selling to raise funds for her adoption of twin boys from Central Africa. (I’m pretty sure Jonny ordered one of these for my birthday…yay!) We have this hope […]

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bring love home

You know what really warms my heart? Ordinary people becoming part of an extraordinary story. I want to tell you about my sweet friend Sara — and how, this Christmas, we can all get our little families involved in something big! (And keep reading, because there’s a Noonday Collection giveaway at the end of this […]

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