Sunday Gratitude 7.13.14


giving thanks #1441 – 1460

iced coffee 

my book group

new books chosen for the year (I’ll share this week)

Isaiah home for a surprise visit


siblings gathering round one another

so much love

the first red tomato from our garden

skype with our architect friend

lots of good advice

reworking some of our plans

Saturday morning Bible study

sitting on Michele’s front porch sharing time with her

big kids swimming in the Snake River

younger kids home on the Slip ‘n Slide

wise counsel from a friend

Sunday dinner prepared in the cool of Saturday night

worship this morning

gathering around our table later this afternoon

Dimples home for a visit Tuesday

trusting our loving God in all things

Give thanks with me – leave a comment. Let’s encourage one another.





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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Emily
    July 13, 2014

    Quiet time actually quiet today.

    God's enveloping presence in uncertainty.

  2. Kirsten
    July 14, 2014

    We had a family bbq with my dad visiting from Edmonton and my mom who lives close by. I made yummy homemade burgers. It was a great way to spend a Sunday evening.

    1. Lisa Qualls
      July 15, 2014

      That sounds like a great day, Kirsten.


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