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Day Twenty-one: Change a Caregiver, Change a Child

My friends who did the training in Africa recently sent back so many wonderful updates. I was able to ‘follow them around Africa’ through social media and it was such a blessing. I’d like to share one of their stories that illustrates beautifully God at work. The training that day was for orphan care workers […]

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Day Twenty: Biblical Literacy Regarding the Orphan

We are in an age of biblical illiteracy. We simply, as a people (with exceptions, of course) don’t know what God’s word says. We use phrases frequently that aren’t found in the Bible and we defer to pop-culture depictions of Bible stories for our truth. When we actually dig into God’s Word, we find, for […]

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Day Nineteen – Oh Church Arise!

I am behind on posts for the 40-day challenge!  There are posts swimming around my heart and mind and as I catch up the weekend and set them to release, here’s the lates.  How is this for God at work: the global church awakening to Orphan Justice.  Believers all over are moving to care for […]

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Day Eighteen – Provision

I think it’s rather common these last few years for folks to have ups and downs where work is concerned. We are no exception, but am so grateful that God has provided for us and He continues to do so. Since we are committed to caring for vulnerable children we chose to sponsor a child […]

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Day Seventeen – Riches Untold

Each morning when I take my son to school I walk him to his locker and help him get his backpack put away, get his coat off, and get into the classroom. This is after a 40 minute drive (yes, we have quite the commute) that always begins with prayer together and then proceeds with […]

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Day Sixteen – Broken Hearts Mobilized

As part of the adoption community I am privileged to know five people who make their full time living working on behalf of children. You can call them social workers, child welfare workers…it doesn’t matter. You get the point. These remarkable women see the best and worst of the orphan and adoption world and work […]

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Day Fifteen – Soothing the Heart

My husband and I know several people in the adoption process or considering adoption right now. One of those couples is very dear to us. Recently they’ve been experiencing what every adoptive family experiences: unsolicited negative opinions from people they thought were ‘safe’. This is a common part of the adoption journey. It’s painful…it usually […]

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Day Fourteen – One by One

I’m a little behind on my posts!  Web migration and life collided…I’ll do my best to stay on track.  I think I’ve shared that my son is in the first grade. He attends a rather small school. We like that. We love it that his class is small. In fact, it began with only twelve […]

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Day Thirteen – Halfway Around The World

Tonight, there are two ladies that I know on an airplane over the Atlantic Ocean. They are traveling to west Africa to train adoption workers there. Efforts toward family preservation and positive adoption work have been increasing in countries like Ethiopia and Uganda. This exceptional duo has done this trip previously. This time the workers […]

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Day Twelve – Strong Families

I have something a little different for you today. I’m amazed at how many of the last eleven posts weren’t part of my original slate of posts. Things are coming to my attention here and there that either I didn’t know about or hadn’t considered. I suppose that happens when you’re actually looking for God. […]

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