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Adoption is near and dear to our hearts because 3 of our children have joined our family via adoption. We adopted our son Deacon in 2005, our daughter came home from Haiti in 2009, and our son finally came home from Haiti in 2010. I love to encourage others as they journey towards their kids and especially after they are home and in the real world.

Adoption

Happy Hour #69: Mandy Rose

By On January 8, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #69 is with Mandy Rose. Mandy and her husband, Jeff, have three boys and are passionate about marriage and encouraging couples to make… Read More

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Happy Hour #66: Amanda Jones

By On December 10, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #66 is with Amanda Jones. Amanda is a Jesus-loving Texas girl married to a preacher boy from Missouri. They have 2 elementary-age kids, a new… Read More

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She Percolates + Living Out Loud

By On December 3, 2015

Last month I mentioned four podcasts that I have recently been a guest on, and today I have two more to share with you. Earlier this month I was invited to chat with… Read More

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Books I read // October 2015

By On November 20, 2015

I’m realizing that I haven’t read a novel since this Summer and I’m really missing a good story. I’m missing loving a few characters so much that you can’t wait to open… Read More

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Happy Hour #60: Jillian Lauren

By On October 28, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #60 is with Jillian Lauren. Jillian is a writer, storyteller, mom, rock-wife, and Los Angeleno, by way of Jersey. Jillian is the New York Times bestselling… Read More

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A little of this + a little of that.

By On October 11, 2015

Guys what the heck was I thinking when I thought I could possibly write on this blog for an entire month straight? Seriously I know some of you knew I wouldn’t make… Read More

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What I read: Septemer 2015

By On October 5, 2015

My goal for reading this year is 36 books and so far I’m a bit ahead of schedule, and so I think I just might make my goal this year! Here’s what… Read More

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Happy Hour #56: Whitney Runyon

By On September 30, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #56 is with my friend Whitney Runyon. Whitney holds a Theatre Arts degree from The University of Texas and she believes that acting for more… Read More

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Happy Hour #55: Jessica Honegger

By On September 24, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #55 is with my friend Jessica Honegger. As Co-CEO of Noonday Collection, Jessica spends her days inspiring others to live lives of purpose. She travels… Read More

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Happy Hour #52: Kirsten Dickerson

By On September 3, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #52 is with Kirsten Dickerson.  Before starting Raven + Lily, Kirsten’s career was divided by her passions for social justice and fashion. She spent… Read More

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Happy Hour #50: Jen Hatmaker

By On August 19, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download FIFTY episodes friends. I can’t even believe it. I feel like I could just scream and cry and give all of you a hug! Isn’t… Read More

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Questions + Answers // Our kids Names

By On July 21, 2015

@KGRIEPS on Instagram asks: Your kids have such unique names, how did you choose their names? Did your adopted babies keep names they’d already been given before they came home? Great question.… Read More

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Happy Hour #45: Shannan Martin

By On June 25, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #45 is with my new friend Shannan Martin. Shannan Martin is a writer who found her voice in the country and her story… Read More

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Books I read in May 2015

By On June 22, 2015

May held some great books for me, and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to fill you in on my readings last month. I must admit that June is moving… Read More