Defining Home

I haven't done a lot of promotion for Defining Home. I've been busy and caught up in other projects. My social media director (Lori) says I need to start promoting my books here. So, today, I'm sharing the first chapter for FREE. Right here. Right now. The truth is I'm almost finished with the first draft [...]

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You are anointed and qualified to raise your adopted/foster child.

Jesus “For unto us a child is born and unto us, a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder and His name shall be called Emmanuel.” -Isaiah 9:6 My first born came out wet, red faced, pointy headed and squalling. I was in the birthing room at Mon General, the first [...]

Christmas Has Needs

I paced back and forth at the front of the house where large windows looked out over the front yard and the mailbox. The mailbox- what had been a symbol of Christmas cards and good news had become my worst enemy. I dreaded the mailman coming bringing bills and more bills, and yet I watched, [...]

You are NOT a Vending Machine

“This is what I want,” my son said as he flashed an expensive item before me. I saw the price first and the present second. Almost half my Christmas budget. This was not my first Christmas with children or my  first Christmas with adopted children. I have learned the hard way that children from hard [...]

Expect a Mom Meltdown This Christmas Season

Expect a Mom meltdown. Last year during the Christmas season, my good friend Lori posted this on Instagram: “I am in panic mode you guys. I worry about what I’ve gotten the kids, if they’ll like what they are going to get, who else I need to buy for, where are all the extra funds [...]