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Giving Tuesday: Three God-Honoring Places to Give

Giving Tuesday Three God-Honoring, Gospel-Sharing, People-Reaching, Trustworthy Places to Give Today. Today is a great day for giving. In fact, Facebook will even MATCH YOUR GIFT today if you are a patron of their social media market. But how do you know where to give? There are only so many
Posted on November 29, 2016 0
How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family

How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family Day 12

Day 12: Don’t Miss the Blessing!   Confession: I am not a person who just loves to be a mom. Between you and me, I’m not even sure I like children. If God can take this task-oriented force-of-reckoning steam roller and transformer her into a mother of eight without ruining the
Posted on November 22, 2016 0
How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family

How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family Day 11

Day 11: Tip #10 – Trust Him to Guard What You Hold Dear If you’re asking me to promise the fairy tale ending you’ve always envisioned can and will become your reality, I cannot. That variety of hopefulness is not reasonable. Taking risks, like adopting the fatherless, is not life wrapped
Posted on November 22, 2016 0
How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family

How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family Day 10

Day 10: Tip #9 – Find Strength in the Lord Adoption can be a taxing endeavor. Much of the difficulty can result from disparaging needs prevalent in children coming out of difficult circumstances. My children have faced tragedy common, and not so common, to orphans around the globe. One has
Posted on November 21, 2016 0
How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family

How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family Day 9

Day 9: Tip #8 – Recognize You Cannot Fix It The web is filled with testimonies from precious people of how adoption HAS INDEED RUINED THEIR FAMILIES. There are homes designated for kids who can no longer live within their forever families—for the good of all. I am sorry. Some things
Posted on November 21, 2016 0
How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family

How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family Day 8

Day 8: Tip #7 – Theology Matters God is sovereign. We find it across the writ of Scripture, but pointedly at the end of Job, where he speaks about his understanding of God’s ability to know all things. He states plainly his belief that God can do anything He desires. I
Posted on November 21, 2016 0
How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family

How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family Day 7

Day 7: Tip #6 – Don’t Do it Alone Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14   Recently I took three of my children to a social for adoptive families. “Are you speaking, Mom?” I replied, “No. It’s just
Posted on November 20, 2016 0
How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family

How to Adopt Without Ruining Your Family Day 6

Day 6: Tip #5 – Expect Loneliness Invariably following an event, a woman will wait to speak with me. The details are different, but the sentiment is always the same. She is an adoptive mom or foster parent who feels so alone in her experiences that she has waited for the
Posted on November 20, 2016 0