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The Happy Hour #191: Christine Caine

By On May 2, 2018

Podcast: Play in new window | Download My guest for The Happy Hour # 191 is Christine Caine. Christine is an Australian-born, Greek-blooded activist, author and international speaker. Christine has a passion… Read More


The Happy Hour #165: Bri McKoy

By On November 1, 2017

Podcast: Play in new window | Download My guest for The Happy Hour #165 is my friend, Bri McKoy. Bri serves as the visionary and leader for Compassion International’s blogger program. She writes regularly at… Read More


Happy Hour #146: Sophie Hudson

By On June 21, 2017

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The very hilarious Sophie Hudson is back today for episode #146 of The Happy Hour. Sophie joined me for episode #54 and for The Happy… Read More

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My son’s thoughts on Compassion.

By On June 6, 2017

For the past few days I’ve been able to share with you some of my experiences this week with Compassion while in Kenya and today my son, Deacon, wanted to share some… Read More

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Will you sponsor a child with me?

By On June 5, 2017

I told you how yesterday felt like a day of meeting long lost relatives, but I want to tell you today about the other children I met while with the Maasai people… Read More

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Family is more than blood

By On June 4, 2017

I looked up the word “family” tonight in the dictionary and I’d like to make a suggestion to Mr. Webster if at all possible. You see the definition of family goes like… Read More

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Hope in the midst of Injustice

By On June 3, 2017

I was asked to go to Kenya a few months ago by my friend Bri, who works with Compassion International. I was slightly excited (just kidding – beyond excited) about this offer because I’ve never… Read More


Happy Hour #143: Angie Smith

By On May 31, 2017

Podcast: Play in new window | Download My guest for The Happy Hour #143 is Angie Smith. Angie is married to Todd Smith, of the Christian group, Selah, and mom to five daughters. In 2008, the Smiths received news that their 4th daughter, Audrey, would not survive, and Angie began blogging as a means of communication with friends and family during those difficult days. Angie now writes books and Bible studies, and teaches around the country, but the heart of her ministry is the same as it was when her fingers typed the very first words on her blog years ago: Angie’s greatest passion is to make the Bible feel accessible and relevant and to encourage others in their faith journey. Angie holds a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and is a best-selling author of multiple adult and children’s books. She and Todd (and their house full of daughters) live in Nashville, TN. I have known and loved Angie for a few years now and am way overdue on… Read More


What I hope for Cayden & Wonsli

By On September 12, 2013

Hope: to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence This past May we took our oldest, Cayden, to Haiti to meet his friend Wonsli. Wonsli is the child that Cayden sponsors… Read More


crazy 10 days

By On June 3, 2013

The last 10 days have been CARAZY.  But crazy in a good way.  The day after school was out, Aaron, Cayden & I headed to Haiti for five days.  I was then… Read More


Heading back to Haiti with a heavy heart

By On May 21, 2013

On Friday I will get on an airplane and head back to Haiti.  This time will be different than all the last trips I had taken there.  This time I won’t be… Read More

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It takes JUST A MINUTE to encourage someone

By On January 30, 2012

Recently I got one of the nicest emails I’ve ever received and it was from a complete stranger.  Someone I have never met got up the courage to send an email to… Read More


Year in Review: 2009

By On January 1, 2010

Oh my word this might have been one of the hardest years of my entire life! We have had so many ups and downs this year that somehow I’m not sure how… Read More


Off to El Salvador

By On February 9, 2007

Some of our greatest friends, Matt & Rachel, are beginning their process of bringing home their baby from El Salvador. They are at the beginning of their race and I hope that… Read More