Adoption is not just about us, and it’s not just about that child. It’s also about the third member of the adoption triad. What a tremendous opportunity to share God’s love and grace. What a chance to serve someone in great need of support, love, and commitment.
Finding Redemption in Motherhood — She Leads Daily
Whether it's the pressures of being the Pinterest perfect mom or its counter-image of the snarky, wine-guzzling mom, motherhood feels like an impossible burden to bear. Where can we find our joy again? By remembering our Creator designed us for many things, and His grace abounds. I believe God’s design for motherhood looks much more like a beautiful mess, and less like a hot mess.
In many ways, the church is a reflection of the environment around it. There are large communities of white Christians who honestly believe racism is an historical issue, not a current one. They don’t believe in systemic racism, and they explain away the stories of police brutality flippantly. Meanwhile, communities of color are living in fear and tremendous grief. We sit next to them in church, but we don’t serve them in their suffering.