Faith

Infertility– Suffering, Marriage, Friendship and Faith Radio Interview – Foster Parents Article

It was a weird moment the other day when I verbalized to my husband that we are now experiencing secondary infertility. About fifteen years ago we were diagnosed with infertility, adopted four kids, experienced two miracle pregnancies that ended with the births of our sons (and two ectopic pregnancies) and now here we are again. We don’t necessarily want to have more biological kids, but the weird thing about infertility is that just because you don’t want to get pregnant…

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Knowing God Devotional ⋆ Dreams of My Own – Single Mum, Parents Article

I recently featured in my church‘s daily devotional, Knowing God, on Thursday, 4/23/2020. In this unsure time of our lives today, we know one thing that remains unchanging; God and His faithfulness. But during this time, how are you choosing to make most of it? We’ll be reading from Ephesians 5:15-17. Check out this quick Knowing God Devotional and I pray you’ll be blessed just as it blessed me. As always, Prophese I’m Prophese… (pronounced PRAH-fuh-see), Founder/Owner. Dreams Of My…

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Adjusting Expectations – FMF – Joyful Reliance, Resourceful Moxie – Single Mum, Parents Article

This is another post for Five Minute Friday, where we take 5 minutes to write about a one-word prompt, and then share the post on the Five Minute Friday website. Here’s my post for this week’s prompt. Our one-word prompt for today is: ADJUST. You can find all the wonderful posts submitted today, or add your own, by clicking here: Five Minute Friday Link Up 03/27/2020. We’d love to have you join us! This is an important time to gather…

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Finding TOMORROW – FMF – Joyful Reliance, Resourceful Moxie – Single Mum, Parents Article

This is another post for Five Minute Friday, where we take 5 minutes to write about a one-word prompt, and then share the post on the Five Minute Friday website. Here’s my post for this week’s prompt. This week our one-word prompt is: TOMORROW. You can check out all the other great posts, or submit your own Five Minute Friday creation, right here: Five Minute Friday Link Up 03/20/2020 Now on to the topic at hand. It’s been quite a…

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Bring Your Kids to Church (radio interview) – Foster Parents Article

Maybe somebody out there has a really easy time getting through the morning insanity of church prep, then their kids sit so nicely and quietly during the service (hands folded, obviously) and afterwards the kids have these insightful conversations about all they learned. That is not my life. Yet. I’m still hoping. But we keep going. We practice what we want to become. Some weeks I think we’re almost there and some weeks I nearly cry on the way home…

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RISK – Five Minute Friday – Single Mum, Parents Article

This is another post for Five Minute Friday, where we take 5 minutes to write about a one-word prompt, and then share the post on the Five Minute Friday website. Here’s my post for this week’s prompt. This week’s one-word prompt is: RISK. You can check out all the other great posts, or submit your own post to the link up, right here: Five Minute Friday Link Up 02/21/2020 This week has been pretty good for me. I’ve seen some…

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How to Catch the Tears of a Single Mom • Singlemothers.us – Single Mum, Parents Article

Every mother at one point – and perhaps even daily – wrestles with a few challenges that keep her from being her best.   During my time these past seven years as a single mother, I have noticed that one of the challenges she battles against comes from society itself. People within society who shame single mothers rather than encourage them are prevalent. Whether it is the news media that casts single mothers as victims with no hope for a decent…

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Dealing With Anxiety – My Prayer – Single Mum, Parents Article

How are you at dealing with anxiety? Do you sometimes have trouble falling asleep, or (like I do) fall asleep easily then wake up 2 hours later in full-on terror mode? Does your mind seem to run endlessly into the night, keeping you wake and spoiling your plans for a good night’s sleep? You are not alone! Of course, you probably know that already. But, just the same … As I was clearing some magazines and papers off my nightstand…

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UNKNOWN – FMF – Joyful Reliance, Resourceful Moxie – Single Mum, Parents Article

This is another post for Five Minute Friday, where we take 5 minutes to write about a one-word prompt, and then share the post on the Five Minute Friday website. Here’s my post for this week’s prompt.This week’s one-word prompt is: UNKNOWN. To read the rest of the posts for this week’s link up, or submit your own post, you can go here: Five Minute Friday Link Up 11/15/2019So we here we are again, setting the timer and getting ready…

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Foster to Adopt Stories – Adopting Siblings – Foster Parents Article

Many children in foster care that are waiting for adoption are sibling sets.  By adopting siblings from foster care, Jeremy and his wife, Sarah, ensured that three brothers would not be separated from each other. My wife, Sarah, and I have talked about adoption for the 26 years we have been together — her brother was adopted from South Korea. As a military family with constant moving between military bases, we didn’t think that we would have the stability to…

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