There’s a whole room set aside for you—
The other two are glad to share.
And right next to the kitchen table,
we've stubbornly kept your chair.Read More
Early on in the adoption process, a number is scribbled on a piece of paper, and the number catches me by surprise. It’s more money than we have, and we don’t know how we’ll get it. But we know this: God is not surprised by the number, and this number is not too big for Him. He could stick it in our bank account right now.
But He doesn’t. He doesn't typically work like that.
He works like this:Read More
One of the exhausting things about pregnancy, for me, was that never, ever was I able to forget that I was pregnant. Not even for a moment. I was constantly uncomfortable in some kind of way, and my body promoted my brain and heart to endlessly prepare and ponder.
Adoption is different. There isn’t a growing belly, just a growing mound of paperwork. There isn’t a timeline or a sense of progress, just a bunch of days with zero news and occasionally an email with potentially life-changing news that ends up being someone else’s life-changing news. Sometimes it just feels like a project, not a person. This is a different kind of exhausting.
So that’s why the little shoes made me cry. They are real and real feet go inside them.Read More
On a whim, I decided to memorize Psalm 139 when I was pregnant with my son Greer, and that random decision has transformed me. This commonly quoted passage (it's the one with "fearfully and wonderfully made" and all that) is one I used to skate over in favor of lesser known passages. I tend to be a bit "hipster" in my Bible study, as if Habakkuk is a trendy restaurant with a great kale salad and Psalm 139 is The Olive Garden. When I dig up my motives, I learn that I'm really annoying, and I realize that being snobby about what passages I pick means I miss out on delicious breadsticks.Read More
These words are framed in my house like they think they’re some profound family mantra: Stay Weird. But they are kind of a profound family mantra. I believe in weird, I have the most fun when I accept my weirdness, and I was so pumped when my kids ended up being weird, too.Read More
If Jesus is alive, shouldn't our faith be lively? I'm believe in taking Jesus seriously and not taking myself too seriously.
Hi, I'm Caroline! My thing is "taking Jesus seriously (and not much else)" because I think the world is in desperate need of BIG, REAL faith and BIG, REAL laughter. I love to seek him with my whole heart and to help other women do the same (and all the while, having the freedom to laugh at ourselves, be weird, and splash around in the hilarity and delight that abundant life has to offer). I tend to hang out a lot on Instagram, so I'd love to connect with you over there!