Children Are Not Hyphenated Humans

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This month I'm reflecting on a meeting we had with a foster family where we reflected on the stigma that our culture applies to children in foster care. Especially in the ‘foster care world’ of mentoring relationships and foster care support networks, there are a lot of diagnoses - legitimate concerns about children that have been neglected or abused or have been at risk at any point - and it often is the topic of conversation when foster care comes up.  Sarah and my approach has always been that the children in foster care are children first.  During our meeting with this foster family, they let us know that it was a great comfort to them to remember our perspective as a family. It's easy to get worked up emotionally about the injustices in foster care and how they affect real people. There are so many, and they are at e…

New Ministry Video Online

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I hope you have a great 2017!

Adoption Sermon, Join Our Team

I was invited to share our heart of adoption at our home church, Missio Dei. Despite sounding like a chipmunk on the recording, I think the point comes accords. Listen here:

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Highly Exalted : Throughout The Endless Ages Chorus


The Desire of God's Will and Nothing Else in Our Occupation

*I jotted this post down last week as I ate breakfast.  If you've found this, may it encourage you in your journey. Let me know your thoughts about occupation and calling in the comments...what's your journey and understanding been as you journey in this life?
"Every child of God is not called by the Lord to establish schools and orphan houses and to trust in the Lord for means for them. Yet, there is no reason why you may not experience, far more abundantly than we do now, His willingness to answer the prayers of His children." - George Müller

I'm Serving God, Right? Some years ago, before we had any children - a friend of mine invited me (David) to a recording studio in town, he'd told me to bring a song that I'd written. I only had a couple days to prepare, and the pressure of having a song - of which if only written one or two at the time - pressed me into a pretty reflective place.
The chorus' lyrics: "It's the way you put things together That…

Creative Partnerships - Make Adoption (continue to) Happen

So, our family has taken a pretty big step out in faith and ministry work, turning our home into a family that brings in orphans and (sometimes, eventually) adopts them for good when we're given the chance.  We've been supported in faith, by faithful supporters like you who give to our ministry.  We're looking like we're going to expand here in the next couple months.
I've been thinking about specific needs we have each month, and came up with a little list of creative partnerships.  You can help us make permanent homes for children by joining our team.
Creative partnerships: How can you partner with our family ministry of adoption?
Chap-de-training Partnership Diapers:  $45/mo.
Keeper of the Flame Partnership Date night: (including sitter for 5-6 kids): $75
Protien Partnership Milk & eggs:  $92/mo
Fill Our Tank Partnership Fuel: $175/mo.
Feeding The Masses (not thousands, but seems like it sometimes):  Monthly Costco Trip: $300-350/month

Just some examples here. If you do sign up …

You Can Help Us Provide Permanent Homes For Children...

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