Faith Archive

  • “…I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” -Psalm 61:2 I went for a run at the trails as I often do several mornings […]

    Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

    “…I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” -Psalm 61:2 I went for a run at the trails as I often do several mornings […]

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  • So it’s been a while! 8 months to be exact. The last post in our adoption story was definitely unexpected and extremely hard. But this one brings new light and hope! Let me give you […]

    Baby Dixon Adoption Story: Part 8

    So it’s been a while! 8 months to be exact. The last post in our adoption story was definitely unexpected and extremely hard. But this one brings new light and hope! Let me give you […]

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  • Well, this truly isn’t what I thought this post would be about. And honestly, I’ve been putting this off for weeks. Even sitting here now in our quiet home office while Miles naps, my heart […]

    Baby Dixon Adoption Story: Part 7

    Well, this truly isn’t what I thought this post would be about. And honestly, I’ve been putting this off for weeks. Even sitting here now in our quiet home office while Miles naps, my heart […]

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  • Twins? Let’s just talk about this for a second. God sure is funny isn’t He? You know, we had our daughters very close together…Addi was 7 months old when we found out we were pregnant […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 6

    Twins? Let’s just talk about this for a second. God sure is funny isn’t He? You know, we had our daughters very close together…Addi was 7 months old when we found out we were pregnant […]

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  • Tears filled our eyes and many emotions and feelings filled our hearts after receiving that call from the agency that evening. “You have been chosen.” Words I will never forget. I automatically had a strong […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 5

    Tears filled our eyes and many emotions and feelings filled our hearts after receiving that call from the agency that evening. “You have been chosen.” Words I will never forget. I automatically had a strong […]

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  • We’re officially pregnant AND adopting, all in one! YES. It’s true. Ryan & i were in shock for about a month! Did that really just happen? REALLY?!!! Seriously?! God’s funny sometimes. After multiple positive pregnancy […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 4

    We’re officially pregnant AND adopting, all in one! YES. It’s true. Ryan & i were in shock for about a month! Did that really just happen? REALLY?!!! Seriously?! God’s funny sometimes. After multiple positive pregnancy […]

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  • So we continue along our journey to #babyDixon. We knew this process wouldn’t be easy but we always knew it would be worth it. Thoughts of our future kiddo helped us press on through any […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 3

    So we continue along our journey to #babyDixon. We knew this process wouldn’t be easy but we always knew it would be worth it. Thoughts of our future kiddo helped us press on through any […]

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  • Our journey had officially begun. Hurry-up-and-wait seemed to be the theme throughout this stretch… In March of 2013, we left our first training at the agency with a clear direction, a stack of paperwork, list […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 2

    Our journey had officially begun. Hurry-up-and-wait seemed to be the theme throughout this stretch… In March of 2013, we left our first training at the agency with a clear direction, a stack of paperwork, list […]

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  • Ryan & I started feeling the push towards adoption many years ago. We felt God stirring in our hearts about this in a very real way since the beginnings of our relationship but always assumed […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 1

    Ryan & I started feeling the push towards adoption many years ago. We felt God stirring in our hearts about this in a very real way since the beginnings of our relationship but always assumed […]

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  • When my girls were little, all I wanted to do was be able to work from home so that I could be with them more. I worked a typical corporate 8 to 5 cubicle style […]

    Will never take it for granted!

    When my girls were little, all I wanted to do was be able to work from home so that I could be with them more. I worked a typical corporate 8 to 5 cubicle style […]

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  • I have a friend who read a book called One Word That Will Change Your Life and told me all about it! In a nutshell it encourages you to pick just one word and let […]

    #focused15

    I have a friend who read a book called One Word That Will Change Your Life and told me all about it! In a nutshell it encourages you to pick just one word and let […]

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  • In December of 2009, I heard an amazing message at church on that particular Sunday morning. Jon Jenz preached on John 15:9 which says, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain […]

    Remain in my love.

    In December of 2009, I heard an amazing message at church on that particular Sunday morning. Jon Jenz preached on John 15:9 which says, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain […]

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  • Last night we went to a mentorship training at our church for a program we are involved in called Gospel Village. (Which they are desperately needing more mentors by the way, if you have an […]

    Doing the next right thing.

    Last night we went to a mentorship training at our church for a program we are involved in called Gospel Village. (Which they are desperately needing more mentors by the way, if you have an […]

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  • Tonight after dinner, I was doing my nightly ritual of cleaning up. You know, the usual…dishes, wiping the table & faces, picking up the toys on the kitchen floor as well as the socks and […]

    Messy Night.

    Tonight after dinner, I was doing my nightly ritual of cleaning up. You know, the usual…dishes, wiping the table & faces, picking up the toys on the kitchen floor as well as the socks and […]

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  • A couple of weeks ago, our pastor preached on prayer and the importance of it. It was such a good message & sweet reminder for me. Obviously to have a good relationship with your spouse, […]

    Prayer Life In Training

    A couple of weeks ago, our pastor preached on prayer and the importance of it. It was such a good message & sweet reminder for me. Obviously to have a good relationship with your spouse, […]

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  • 1st Peter 1:8-9 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.  The reward for trusting him […]

    Inexpressible joy?

    1st Peter 1:8-9 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.  The reward for trusting him […]

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  • I woke up this morning with a case of the mommy blues. This is the final day before the big day. Tomorrow is Kindergarten! I know this is not a sad thing, I really do. […]

    That’s just what He does.

    I woke up this morning with a case of the mommy blues. This is the final day before the big day. Tomorrow is Kindergarten! I know this is not a sad thing, I really do. […]

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  • To my dear Addison Kate, Today I took you school supply shopping. I’m not exactly sure how this happened given that just a few days ago, you looked like this… But it’s true. You begin […]

    I blinked. They told me this would happen.

    To my dear Addison Kate, Today I took you school supply shopping. I’m not exactly sure how this happened given that just a few days ago, you looked like this… But it’s true. You begin […]

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  • A few days ago, I went up the gym to run & lift weights…change up the pace a little from running outside in this miserable heat. While pounding the treadmill trying to get in a […]

    Your love remains the same.

    A few days ago, I went up the gym to run & lift weights…change up the pace a little from running outside in this miserable heat. While pounding the treadmill trying to get in a […]

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  • Lust is a big deal! Temptation is EVERYWHERE, especially for men. I have had recent conversations with friends and family about this very topic. Seems as though it’s an attack on all sides. You can’t even […]

    Bounce Your Eyes.

    Lust is a big deal! Temptation is EVERYWHERE, especially for men. I have had recent conversations with friends and family about this very topic. Seems as though it’s an attack on all sides. You can’t even […]

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