Being Real, Getting Hurt

One of my favorite children’s books of all times is the Velveteen Rabbit. But like most good children’s stories, it’s really not a children’s story. It’s a tale that has important things to say to adults trying to figure out the great question of: “How now shall we live? The following scenario (that is one
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Waiting With Hope: Day 5- Dayna Olson-Getty


Then will the eyes of the blind be opened And the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, And the mute tongue shout for joy. Isaiah 35:5 – 6 What does it mean to hope for a child whose prognosis is hopeless? At our 20-week ultrasound appointment, my husband
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What Does Joy Look Like? Part 2


In a couple of days my Kenyan adventures will be over– for this time around– and when I think of the word that comes to mind, all I am still stuck with is JOY. How in a country with so much need, so much poverty, so much corruption can there be joy? How in a
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What Does Joy Look Like?


I’ve been in Kenya for over five days now– and all I can say is that even with difficulties (there have been some)– this place causes joy to rise up for me. It’s hard not to keep smiling! What I mean by joy is not just happiness (though there has been that too), but what
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And It All Goes Back to Candy


At the end of the day, no matter where in the world you are, there’s one thing that always makes kids excited: the candy. Even the big kids like my husband . . .

One Day Without Shoes


Today, I am participating with my friends at Feed The Children in their pledge to go one day without shoes. It’s a cold day in Oklahoma and I have missed wearing shoes for sure, especially when an errand I needed to do took me on the streets of downtown OKC. It’s an emphasis begun by
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I’m Not Smart Enough

Hand writing algebra equations

Excuses Series: I’m Not Smart Enough–Mark 9:30-37 Have you ever found yourself in a situation or a conversation with someone and have wanted to throw up your hands and say, “This is all just over my head. What you are saying is beyond me!” Maybe this was a time you were in Algebra in high
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A Conversation with Kevin

Hear more about the passion and excitement my husband Kevin has about his new job. It’s more than a job– it’s a ministry and it is great to watch him shine! I am so proud.

Let’s Feed the Children

Friends- Today is a purely personal post. It’s a post of celebration and hope and excitement about the future as it relates to my family. As many of you know, Kevin, my husband, accepted a position back in April to become the new President/ CEO of Feed the Children– one of the largest domestic and
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