Two Families, Two World Views

The 90’s was an effort by most major broadcasting networks to take the spotlight away from family-themed television shows that dominated the 80’s and early 90’s. Now that that era is over, some shows are attempting to re-fix the spotlight back on the family – with a few twists. Two prominent shows are in theContinue reading “Two Families, Two World Views”

The Questions Teen Books Ask

Teen books seem to be the fad today. From Twilight to¬†Pretty Little Liars, kids, teenagers, and adults alike are pouring into this up-and-coming phenomenon of young adult fiction novels. Many, like the aforementioned are damaging to young hearts and minds and serve as nothing more than gateways into the darker territories of adult romance books,Continue reading “The Questions Teen Books Ask”

Moving Forward

Post Christmas blues. December 26th – the most depressing day of the year. I’m sure Ebenezer Scrooge once had this day marked on his calendar with smiley faces and highlights while the rest of the world cried boo-hoo-hoo like the Grinch wanted to hear from Whoville. The wrapping paper is torn and thrown out, theContinue reading “Moving Forward”

URGENT: Bring the Howells Back Together for Christmas

Our friend Adam Howell went to Africa a week ago to pick up their newly adopted one year old boy, Judah. Everything is in place as far as adoption paperwork is concerned (Judah is theirs!). Right now, they’re just waiting for their exit visa so they can come home and be with their family byContinue reading “URGENT: Bring the Howells Back Together for Christmas”

From Barren to Blessed

Here on AdoptingJames we talk a lot about pop culture, faith, and writing. One institution we like to highlight ¬†– as suggested by the name of the blog – is adoption. Meet Caroline. She is a woman of God who struggled for many years with the despair of infertility. She struggled so much so thatContinue reading “From Barren to Blessed”

Family Friendly “Halloween” Movies

We don’t celebrate Halloween in the traditional sense in our home. But I still like the flavor of the season, without celebrating death and all its accompaniments. (I’ll post soon how we celebrate October 31st.) I don’t think it’s wrong to seek out thrills for entertainment. After all, isn’t that what we see most moviesContinue reading “Family Friendly “Halloween” Movies”