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21 Things I Love About Fostering

21 Things I Love About Fostering

We’ve been fostering children for two years now, during which time we’ve had eight children in our home as long-term placements, plus over a dozen more for shorter “respite” stays. I’ve been pretty transparent about the hardships of...
What Does Grace Look Like?

What Does Grace Look Like?

What does grace look like? I thought I knew. Until I was thirty-five years old, I enjoyed a charmed life. I didn’t have to look for blessings in disguise; my blessings paraded themselves boldly. Trials were light and few. Favors fell heavily and bountifully. I knew I...
Dear Bio Mom…

Dear Bio Mom…

Discover 4 words that can radically impact your hardest relationships Plus receive 10 Bible-based prayers for your relationships Send it to me This post may contain affiliate links. This means you support this ministry by making a purchase, because I earn a small...
The Power of One: A Lesson From the Good Samaritan

The Power of One: A Lesson From the Good Samaritan

“So many people talk about changing the world, but you guys are actually doing it,” my brother told me with tears in his eyes and a quivering chin. He’s rather enamored with our foster children. My youngest brother…the real live baby doll...
God Still Wins

God Still Wins

  And just like that, they’re gone. It seems like just last week I was wondering why there weren’t more stockings hanging from our mantel, after completing our foster care training and waiting for our first placement. We waited. And waited. And waited....
Ultimate Reward

Ultimate Reward

I’m happy to be at Satisfaction Through Christ today, writing about a subject that’s very dear to my heart. I’m offering an honest and personal look at foster parenting, based on our own family’s experience. Here’s an excerpt: “We...
Imperfect Parent, Imperfect Love

Imperfect Parent, Imperfect Love

  I’m contributing at Satisfaction Through Christ today, where I’m sharing my heart in a painfully transparent way. I hope you’ll join me there as I consider the imperfect love of an imperfect parent. Here’s an excerpt: ~~ One of my priorities...
The Orphan Epidemic

The Orphan Epidemic

Today I hope you’ll visit me at Satisfaction Through Christ, where I’m writing about something close to my heart…and God’s! Here’s an excerpt: “Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice  to the afflicted and needy.” (Psalm...
Love ‘Em and Let ‘Em Go

Love ‘Em and Let ‘Em Go

I’ve always been open to adoption. But there are two things I said I would never do: 1.)Adopt a child here in the States. 2.)Be a foster parent. Don’t worry, I have nothing against American children. My hesitancy was never about the kids. It’s about...