orphan sunday

Today, Orphan Sunday, I join many others in remembering + praying for so many children who are parentless. I’m so thankful. So thankful for all who dedicate time and service to forgotten ones via foster care, missions, acts of love, + so much more. So thankful for the children who will never again carry the label […]

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an easy + real way to help.

Statistics and numbers and pictures of sad + lonely children can overwhelm us. We feel disconnected. We know that the multitude of orphans is sad and it’s wrong and it’s not what God intended, but we feel a disconnect. A void. How could we possibly help? How do we do more than put a band-aid […]

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a glad surrender.

A friend sent me today’s post from A Glad Surrender, a lent blog + devotional by Cornerstone Church in Ames. What a simple + poignant reminder that adoption can reflect the gospel. (Yes, those are the hands of my awesome husband and son.) “Pure and undefiled religions before our God and Father is this: to […]

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You probably already know this, but I thought I’d make an offical blog announcement, too: I’m going to be a mommy! The hubster and I are adoping a 4-month-old baby boy. His name is Joseph and we could not be more excited. We are traveling to west Africa to visit him in February and we […]

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As the wife of a seminary student (Yes…I’m married to a future pastor, but don’t let that freak you out. I’m not crazy.), you might think I’d be all about staff meetings that brainstorm ways to get “people in the pews.” That I’d judge church success and growth by numbers, charts and stats. No. The […]

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i cannot close my home.

Though I was born an orphan,Abandoned and alone,Enslaved and bound in darkness,Without a hope or home,The God of grace and mercyFrom his eternal throneOrdained to be my FatherAnd claim me as His own. That I might be adoptedThe Father sent his SonTo live in full obedienceAnd die for what I’ve done.Now through his resurrection,Through faith, […]

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