Adopted available for pre-order!
One month from now Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World will be released into the wild where readers roam. Why am I so excited about this one book? Because I wrote it! Yes, the past couple of years I have been writing, editing, and collaborating with the good people at Eerdmans (look at their Fall catalog... *swoon*) to give birth to this work. I have been talking to my writing group and a few others incessantly through the…
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Spouses enter adopted living, too
Adoption is about the creation of a family, the joining of a child to parents for a lifetime of love and belonging. Most conversation about adoption stems from this understanding. It’s common to hear stories about the complicated adoption process, all the waiting for a placement, the jubilation of homecoming, and the adjustments to the new life together. We listen to scenes from the life of the nuclear family and easily assume adoption only affects them. Limiting adoption to a…
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Adoption Ambassador
It is Adoption Awareness Month. In that spirit I share some snapshots from my early years, growing in the company of the adopted. *** “Did your parents find you in a dumpster?” I just about spit my juice across the table in disbelief mingled with hilarity. Who could think such a thing? A baby in a dumpster, who does that sort of thing? But there at the elementary school lunch table I got my first question from a bona fide…
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When Saint Jerome invites you in…
I signed and sent it – then tried to survive the rest of the day that included paying property taxes, grocery stops and two carpool line-ups in rapid succession. *** But the next morning before I reached for a pen, I dropped the kids at school and rushed to the cathedral. I ran across the sun-worn parking lot, entering slightly late but hungry. I slipped through the double-doors and dipped my fingers in the basin of cool water. A blessing…
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