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Redefining Hope

Hope. It’s just a simple little word, right? Yes, indeed, it is a simple little word with a whole lot of loaded meaning.  To some it means everything and to others it has become a true four-letter word that triggers anxiety rather than peace. Personally, I think...

You Were Right

As I reviewed one of my old blogs this morning, I came across the most emotionally charged post I have ever written.  I wrote it about 3 weeks after we returned to the United States after adopting our kids. Though it is quite possibly the shortest post I’ve ever...

Feeling Stuck in the Muck?

Are you feeling bogged down, all alone in the middle of nowhere, and hopelessly stuck in a swamp of sticky mud?  If so, you are definitely not alone.  I’ve been there myself.  In fact, I think most of us who have lived this life of parenting tough kids have been...

Regarding Survival and Serenity

sur·viv·al – /sərˈvīvəl/ Noun: The state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances. / An object or practice that has continued to exist from an earlier time. Survival is a good thing, right? It...