I am a professional personal lifecoach (http://www.lewiscoaching.com), prior to which I worked in a variety of settings including the State Bar Association, in social work with Antioch Adoptions, crisis counseling as Director for Pregnancy Resource Centers , and non-profit administration as a National Director at Care Net headquarters just outside Washington DC . Most recently, after 17 years in the workforce, I have changed careers to managing my home and two children full time.

All this, and I seriously cannot believe I am writing a blog. I always have had an skeptical attitude toward these public diaries. I mean, don’t we all have friends to talk to? Why do we feel the need to share our innermost feelings with complete strangers in the universe? Are flesh and bone relationships so unsafe that we run to the ironic tension of intimacy and annonymity on the internet for that sense of “connetion without risk”? The whole concept has always boggled my mind.

And yet here I am. I do have a deep desire to share my jouney toward honesty with other Christians. I sometimes feel that I am drowning in a cartoon life – trying to seem perfect and joyful, when inside I sometimes feel dry, lonely, afraid and distant from God. It is time for me to be as real and radical in our relationships as Jesus was. Otherwise, it comes off sanctimonious and “religious” (because it is) rather than the reality that my spiritual life can be vibrant and energizing.

So, today I begin this blog. I am somewhat paralyzed at the thought that others will see my inner rambling passions, but so be it. This is my call to the vulnerability that is missing from many Christian lives. My heart is racing at the thought that the Lord might actually do something AMAZING through my life as a result of being open with others about what I am learning. And I do look forward to what will happen as I comment on the awesome rollercoaster that is being a follower of Jesus.


13 Responses to “About”

  1. Trish Says:

    I got to your blog from a link I followed from MSN. I read your article about why you chose not to have an abortion. Wow…powerful stuff. Thanks for your honesty and bravery…you will impact untold numbers of people. I have 2 adopted children of my own. They are the light of my life.

  2. Dave Blanke Says:

    I am grateful for your valiant rebuttal to abortion in the MSN article. It will be courageous stands from women such as yourself that will put a halt to the horrible mercenary practice of abortion in our country. Unbelievably this business is focused on black women; a racist practice and a black genocide deceptively sold to a gullible public.

  3. Ruby's Momma Says:

    I just read your article on msn about your choice to make an adoption plan for your first daughter. THANK YOU for your ministry to the countless individuals who will read about your journey. My husband and I adopted our first daughter 16 months ago. Through the birthmother’s choice, it is a closed adoption – but we pray for her and think of her often, and send monthly updates to our agency. Thank you for giving me a glimpse into the path she likely walked.

  4. patty lebedzinski Says:

    You have encouraged me on the day it was needed. When life has valleys–we must find a living Lord! Thanks Patty

  5. Natalie Says:


    I am in awe of you. The strength it must have taken you to carry your child and see that she got her chance… I think all of us as mothers aspire to that level of selflessness when making decisions for our children, but we rarely succeed.


  6. Rebecca Says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. Even more so, thank you for sharing God with others. We serve an awesome God that is worthy of praise in all situations. God has obviously used you and will continue to use your testimony and passion for Him and His Kingdom! From one sister to another, thank you!!

  7. Lori Says:

    I was SO blessed by your article on MSN – as I was reading it I kept thinking this is SO powerful and felt thrilled that it as on the MSN front page! As I read through it I kept thinking “something about this story reminds me of Donna from CPC” …. and sweet girl – its you!!! I wept when I realized it is you and where the Lord has brought you in your life and ministry. He is so awesome! Your willingness to share your story so beautifully and in such a tender way will touch many lives for His Kingdom.
    Blessings! Lori M (former CPC Board member)

  8. Michelle Says:

    Thank you for telling your story. My youngest daughter placed her son for adoption almost 3 years ago. She found the perfect parents for him and we share an open adoption. We get to hug and kiss him and give him gifts, but his parents are his parents! He will know us and know how much we love him. We see adoption as doubling the number of people who love him!

    She was very excited your story was on MSN. She has counselled several other birthmoms and perspective birthmoms about their adoption journey. I am very proud of her!

  9. Gina Says:

    Hi there. Thank you for telling your adoption story on MSN. That took guts, because you’ll probably get some negative feedback. Your light is shining brightly. God bless you.

  10. Annie Says:

    I read your article on MSN, and I really appreciate your honesty and courage in sharing your story. God is faithful, is He not?! May God bless you richly, and, again, thank you for sharing your incredible story.

  11. Wendilee Says:

    I just read your article on MSN. Your story is so encouraging and is a great reflection of God’s redemption. I grew up in a Christian home and got pregnant when I was 18. My daughter is now 6 and a wonderful joy in my life. Thank you for sharing your story to encourage others!

  12. Julia Says:

    You ROCK, Donna! I have officially read your entire blog. What a gift. Thanks for your transparency throughout. It is life-giving.

  13. bloginmyeye Says:

    Found your bum bum glue entry through wordpress’ spiritual life tag. So cute. I identify with many of your reasons for blogging outlined above. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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