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We Made It!!

We made it!!  Baby is still in the belly and we are here!  (Whew!)  Elizabeth and I landed late Tuesday night.  A  couple of really amazing things happened as we traveled here…but that will have to wait for another time. We went to the Gem today and hung out with the sweetest Gems ever. This…

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No Doubt, They Had No Idea!!

As an orphan waits for a family, no one in their world (the workers, directors, etc. of the orphanage) would ever guess or even begin to imagine what our faithful God would have planned for their future when a family comes for them!  The orphan knows first hand hopelessness, despair, the long lonely days and…

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For Four Days…

For four days in January I can’t help myself.  I must get a picture of these six because of their ages for those four days. It happens on January 24th when Elijah has his birthday and ends four days later on January 28th when Isaiah has his birthday.   They are (left to right)… Jubilee (17),…

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The Extraordinary

After sharing my heart about being completely blindsided by life I have to tell you what God did in the midst of our heartache.  But first…. In 2017 I published my second book,  The Memorial Box.  Those who have been hanging around our Place Called Simplicity are very familiar with our Memorial Box since I’ve shared…

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Hope…

I’ve always said I would be honest and share my heart when I write – no matter what – the good, the bad and the extremely ugly.  Of course over the 10 years of writing we’ve had a few curve balls thrown our way.  And because of privacy there are times when I cannot share…

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You Love Big

I sure wish I could spend my days traveling the country, hugging and thanking each of you for your generous showering of love and provision for Emma and Josh!  You guys are completely incredible!  You all shower so well! You have loved them lavishly and Dw and I personally cannot thank you enough. For this…