Why You Should be Glad When You Have No Reason to Be

We’ve been extremely fortunate in our foster-to-adopt situation with Baby A. More fortunate than most people. In a few weeks the State will change Baby A’s permanency goal from reunification with her birth parents to adoption. We’re hoping Baby A will officially be a Toy by Christmas, which is feasible as long as there are noContinue reading “Why You Should be Glad When You Have No Reason to Be”

What Christians Fear Most

Sometimes I feel like a monster. Not when I lose my temper. When that happens, I’m just being a typical fallen human – my old fleshly self. But sometimes I feel like a monster from Monstropolis. You know, the ones from Monsters Inc. who are afraid of children. Sounds silly, doesn’t it? But we’re not much brighter.Continue reading “What Christians Fear Most”

Chuches, Why Have We Not Yet United?

Pastors, deacons, elders, church members, Sunday school volunteers – I’m curious. (And please know that I ask myself this same question.) Two questions, actually. Two questions that could revolutionize the world. A question that could shout volumes to the planet of God’s love. And here’s the first question: Why are our orphanages so full? TheContinue reading “Chuches, Why Have We Not Yet United?”

The Silver Coins – A Parable

Once there lived a father and a son. The father loved his son very much as did the son love his father. One day the father said to his son, “You’re old enough now to perform a chore for me. I want you to take this silver coin, travel across the country and deliver itContinue reading “The Silver Coins – A Parable”

Everyday Orphans

Think about the first image that comes to your mind when you hear the word “orphan.” Most of us think immediately of a poor, desolate child staring at you with big eyes, and skinny arms and legs, with loose rags for clothes. This is a very true image of an orphan, yet the idea ofContinue reading “Everyday Orphans”

5 Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that if you feel like you ought to make a resolution this year, then that probably means you need to make a resolution. But the word resolution is overused and not as heavy as a word I am going to propose in its stead for this post. This year, I plan onContinue reading “5 Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions”

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”