selfie with mom, sis, and dad

Resemblance

Still no update on any news from my birth family. (You can read the earlier story about it here.)Not too surprised, I guess. If she hadn’t decided to find me in 45 years, what’s a few weeks? I’ll play the long game on this. And, in general, I’m doing okay with this waiting game. I…

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Drawing Out Life

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Aug 24, 2014 Exodus 1:8–2:10 Romans 12:1-8 I wonder if Pharaoh ever had second thoughts about killing the Hebrew peoples’ boy babies instead of their girl babies. Because if you read this story, the men aren’t much of a problem to Pharaoh. They are slaves.…

a few weeks after my adoption, Christmas 1968

Power of a Name

  Washington State opened their sealed records on July 1 and I sent away for my original birth certificate. I received my original birth certificate last week. I now know my birth mother’s name. I wouldn’t have thought just a name on a piece of paper, disconnected from any knowledge about her, would be so…

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A Time to…

This weekend, our church went to the Sawtooth Mountains for All Church Camp.   It was great. Good to have a different pace. Nice to have time for random conversations with no worry about what time it was or what was next on the schedule. Fun to sing around the campfire. We were generally ‘off…