A Heart to Heart – Mom to Mom


As I approach the 2 year anniversary of The Confident Mom, I am reflecting on my goals for this journey I feel God has mapped out for me.  I am contemplating recent changes in my personal life that certainly could not and were not seen over two years ago.  Let me just say, I have had a lot to contemplate!

I am reminded today, that I do not need to know all the answers – but rather let The Lord guide me and touch my heart as He only can.  This verse came up today on my perpetual calendar:

If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask Him and He will gladly tell you.  James 1:15 TLB [Read more…]

Our Adption Story – Jill Savage


Our family in 2003, right after we adopted Kolya. From left to right in back: Erica (12), Anne (18), Jill, Mark, Evan (16). From left to right in front: Austin (7), Kolya (9) (ages at time of our adoption).

With it being National Adoption month, I thought it was perfect to share this story with you – re-posted with permission from Jill Savage. As you may know, our family waits for placement of a child that God has chosen to come to our family for a FOREVER home through Foster Care – it is hard to wait, but these types of stories help me be patient and wait on God’s plan.  🙂

Our Adoption Story

Over the years, Mark and I have talked on occasion about becoming foster parents. As the parents of four biological children ranging in ages 6-18, we’ve enjoyed parenting and have a heart for raising children according to God’s truths. On occasion we wondered what it might be like to extend that passion beyond our biological family, however we had never considered adoption as a way of doing that. [Read more…]