June 21, 2018

If You Don’t Climb the Mountain, You Can’t See the View

I love the mountains! Because of this known love, a dear friend gave me a piece of wall art that says: “If you don’t climb the mountains, you can’t see the view”. How simple, and true. But...

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May 13, 2018

1,161 Days

Do you remember when you were a kid waiting on Christmas to roll around and it seemed like an eternity to get from Thanksgiving to Christmas? Or, the school year seemed to move like a turtle...

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December 23, 2017


These four little letters can have a profound meaning in any life. Without hope, what is life? This little word carries on its shoulders during the Christmas season, a celebration of the birth of...

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July 5, 2017

4 Life Lessons from a Tree

For many years now I have routinely hiked the rolling hill terrain in majestic Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. In route up the grassy knoll you can see in the distance, a singular tree,...

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May 31, 2017


I recently spent a week in Haiti on a medical mission trip. Two of my adult children (one in nursing school, the other starting a doctorate physical therapy program in Texas) graciously agreed to...

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May 3, 2017

SC Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Foster/Adoption

As I have written before, foster children in South Carolina often experience extraordinary hardships first dished out by life and then by the welfare system (DSS) that was created to protect them....

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April 26, 2017

Pot Holes vs. Foster Children

Apparently, our South Carolina legislature cares more for the state of our roads than they do for the state of South Carolina’s foster children. Don’t get me wrong, I drive all over the state of...

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April 10, 2017

Petition to the Capitol

Last week I had the privilege of going to the state capitol in Columbia with Ed and Tammy Dalsing.  Their goal: to take their petition, signed by 10,000 people from across the globe, urging our...

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March 31, 2017

Braelynn Dalsing

I fell into an adoption career….. well, maybe I did not fall into it…..rather, I was most likely placed in the career by God himself. And, during the course of my career, I have heard about and...

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