Being Brave – In the Midst of the Unknown

We said goodbye. Again. A few years ago we stood on the shore and decided to step into the water. And now we find ourselves out in the deep once again. I take a deep breath of spiritual air and hold it as long as I am able. These are the more difficult goodbyes. Because honestly, we don’t know. […]

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Once You Know Their Names, Everything Changes

Our foster care story began several years ago when we lived in Washington. After attending a Steven Curtis Chapman concert, we came home with more serious resolve than ever before to look into adoption. Over the next few weeks we began searching for more information and decided that it just wasn’t God’s timing. Although there […]

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All is Well … ‘Cause He is Good

It’s that time of year when people reflect. And renew. One year is ending and another is beginning.Like everyone, I’ll admit that there have been those years I was very happy to see come to an end. In those seasons of life, there’s something about seeing a new year come in that brings hope for […]

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Foster Care: Fostering Hope

For a couple of weeks now, our 12 yr-old (foster) son has been reminding us that the 26th marks a special day: our 6-month anniversary. It’s a little hard to believe that they came into our home on November 26, two days before Thanksgiving. What a journey it’s been … but all in all it’s been […]

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Foster Care that Thrives: It Takes a Village

 My point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. And God is able to make all grace overflow to you so that because you have enough of everything in every way at all times, you will overflow in every good work. […]

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THIS is Foster Care

I read a book years ago about what “doing church” should look like. The first chapter included several scenarios of daily life. At the end of each scenario (which described a scene where someone was serving someone else in the church by repairing their car, babysitting, taking meals, etc) a line would read: This is church. I had […]

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