for the mothers

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As we celebrate Mother’s Day, I think about the wisdom nestled into this African proverb. I look at this photo of women living across the globe who fight cultural oppression and opposition to farm coffee beans to provide for […]

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gorgeous quilts for adoption

I’m so thrilled to share how you can get one of these gorgeous kantha quilts. And I will below, so keep reading. But first, I just have to tell you about much I love the connections God makes. For how terrible the Internet world can be sometimes, it can also allow us to make connections […]

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when he said try, i said why?

You guys, you have to watch this video. This is 22-year old student Kristyl J. L. Smith, performing spoken word about the challenges she has faced living with sickle cell disease and how she has met and overcome those challenges. She is talented, beautiful, and rooted in a real, raw, and relentless faith. Her poem […]

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my son has sickle cell anemia

Joseph is a sweet and rambunctious almost-three-year-old who loves watching Curious George on repeat, sneaking into our bed in the middle of the night, and spending hours playing in the sandbox. He also happens to have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a blood disorder he was born with.   Today is World Sickle Cell Day, and I’ve been […]

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