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 […]

Read More…

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. […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

A Student in the School of Foster Care

    The classic book by Andrew Murray “With Christ in the School of Prayer” brought us wonderful lessons (from the life of Christ) on becoming powerful prayer people. Becoming an effective pray-er takes time and consistency. The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. As I have been thinking about it, I have realized that becoming an effective foster […]

Read More…

Foster Care: A Brother’s Perspective

Our Wonderful Kids May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. I plan to blog this month about foster care and our experience. Lauren, Natalie and Josh gave us a picture this past Christmas of the kids we have fostered the last couple of years. The verse included is James 1:27. It hangs on a wall […]

Read More…

Truth and Grace: Foster Care and a World Vision

Brent and I chose to become foster parents through the state rather than a Christian organization because we believed there would be greater impact on families who did not have previous background with church – with Jesus. One of our basic beliefs as a couple is that we are to intentionally live in such a […]

Read More…

My Most Important Post … EVER

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.   My blog contains many of the thoughts of my heart. But if I did not share this, I would never have shared the reason that I […]

Read More…