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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Another New Normal … So Surreal

This morning I carefully entered the dark bathroom to avoid tripping over the stool that’s usually left by the sink or toilet. But it wasn’t there. Yesterday (Sunday morning) when I first awoke, I rehearsed how much time it would take me to get ready for church, keeping in mind that a certain 4 yr old would […]

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God’s Grace in the Goodbyes

I have been reading through Jerry Bridges’ book Transforming Grace this morning. As he explains the parable of the workers and the wages in Matthew 20 he asks: Why do so many people stumble over this parable and consider the landowner to be unfair? I believe it is because we Christians instinctively identify with the workers […]

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