Author Archives: steph hagen

About steph hagen

Nashville foster/adoptive mama, artist, believer

The Smaller Bowl

A few months ago, my husband and I were prayerfully offering our home as an adoptive home for two brothers, ages 7 and 9. We had spent time with them often and prayed for them multiple times per day. They … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

    From all of us mamas to you, Happy Mother’s Day!

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My First Son

I sometimes forget the story God gifted me to tell. The story of God’s great and mighty love for me, his surprises and his sweetness, and the perfect timing he orchestrated for my family… my story of the neon flashing … Continue reading

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The Importance of Real Support

A funny thing happens when I’m around people who encourage me. I get better. I do bigger things and I do them well. I am able to really believe that I am capable of more. And, not surprisingly, when I’m … Continue reading

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Learning to Cope with Hope

I have a small problem with reality. I’m a dreamer, an optimist to a fault, a high-hoper. I expect the best in most situations and have to adjust along the way almost every time. But when my hope becomes intertwined … Continue reading

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