The first time I posted The Blessing of Community, I didn’t intend for it to have a ‘part two’. However, I’ve been so blessed by the community in my life that I feel compelled to write about it again. Don’t worry…this one is a little different. First, let me define community. I’m not talking about […]
So, What’s Next?
No doubt about it: job loss affects every aspect of your life whether you are an athletic or the family. Ranging from financial to social to physical to emotional. A job loss hurts! You really liked the people you worked with and will miss them. It’s very lonely being by your self all day. Your job was a way to show the world your independence and the ability to take care of yourself and family. My job was my future, so, what’s next?
There’s a church near us where God has been working in the hearts of a few and is now moving the hearts of many. Kentwood Community Church’s ministry, Families of Promise, began slowly as the ministry passion of one person. It has grown and I can’t share it any better than the founder herself, Jodi […]
Well, this 40-day blog challenge that was supposed to culminate on Easter Sunday is clearly taking me longer. However, I am determined. In that spirit, here is post twenty nine. I came upon the video below thanks to Foster Care Parents, curated by Foster Care Dad. As I watched I was reminded of a message […]
I shared some weeks ago that my son’s first grade class has seen several children added to it through adoption and that one of those children is a little boy I’ve called Dawit. (I do change names for the privacy and protection of the folks I write about, unless I have their express permission to […]
Today I had lunch with a wonderful friend who also happens to be a child welfare worker specializing in adoption. As we always do, we talked about parenting, work, and adoption. We talked about global issues and we aspired to great things. Together, we fixed the world, of course. We figured out how to get […]
There are so many challenging issues facing the adotion community and child welfare workers. These are pressing issues that challenge our resolve, break our hearts, and sometimes make us feel like we aren’t having an impact. Beureauocracy causes so many children to be Stuck. That and other factors (one of which is the many families […]
Some ministries have come to my attention that highlight God’s hand with the Christian community on behalf of the orphan. The next few posts will highlight some of them. Focus on the Family’s Wait No More events are major regional events, happening around the nation. These events highlight foster care adoption and call the church […]
It came to our attention that when we originally posted this and the related giveaway, our blog commenting tool wasn’t working. That has been fixed. We are re-opening the giveaway! If you would like a copy of Kim de Blecourt’s book Until We All Come Home, please comment here and on our Facebook page, per […]
Before my friends left for Africa, they shared that one of the topics they were asked to cover in the training they would provide was life books, and the importance of documenting a child’s beginnings. I happily provided our demo life book, a 12×12 full-color 55-page album, in fill-in format, for their use. We here […]
I’ve said several times that God is moving through the church to draw orphans into families and to defend the fatherless. Something I’ve noticed recently is an increasing number of films that highlight the plight of the orphan. Jedd Medefind says it well in his blog post on the CAFO website entitled Art Imitates Life, […]