Foster Care: Encouraging Words

We have been Foster parents for almost six years. In that time we have fostered at least 20 kids from newborns to age 14. I know some foster parents who have been fostering for many more years than we have, and who have loved lots and lots of children through the years. I’m sure they […]

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Change is NOT the only Constant

Permanent: lasting or intended to last or remain unchanged indefinitely. I was born and raised toward the end of the “baby boom” generation. As a Boomer, I’ve noticed that the reality of something lasting forever is not as familiar to us as it was to those in the generations before me. While I understand that […]

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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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Signing up for Summer School

Well, my goodness! May is now over. Since the month has been designated as Foster Care Awareness Month, as an advocate for orphan care, I really intended to blog more about being a part of foster care. (If you’re interested in our journey, check out these posts. http://www.sodakotagal.blogspot.com/2014_05_01_archive.html and http://www.sodakotagal.blogspot.com/2015/05/once-you-know-their-names-everything.html Darn those good intentions.[Sigh]. We […]

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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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