The Author of Our Kids’ Stories

I have a foster world HERO who has become a dear friend. Her name is Pam Parish. Recently we were having lunch and talking about our fostering journeys—her’s being MUCH more extensive than mine. Pam shared an insight with which I could immediately identify! It’s such a powerful parenting insight, I knew you’d benefit from […]


Remember back in your school days when you’d hear that a substitute teacher was coming the next day? Or you’d arrive at school and while making your way to class, you’d hear that Mrs. Whoever was absent, and a sub had come instead? For me, that announcement brought forth simultaneous giddiness and dread. Giddiness, because […]

Let the Little Children Come

Being a foster parent changes a lot. It has definitely changed my thinking. For instance… “Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom […]

Meet Virginia

Ah, retirement.  If anyone deserves to sit back, prop up her feet,  and enjoy some relaxation, it’s my friend, Virginia.  Saint Virginia (she doesn’t generally go by that name, but that’s what I call her) spent 30 years teaching restless, eager, chatty, thirsty, impatient, frequently runny-nosed first graders.  That alone is a feat that, in […]