What is one thing that all adopted children have in common? There are millions of different stories, millions of different challenges but what is one thing that they all have in common? At some point in their life, there was a sudden and, for them, unexpected change in who was "in control" of their lives. … Continue reading Control and Security
A hypothetical Q & A between an adoptive dad and his adopted son of another race. (Any resemblance to any real live people and their situation is totally accidental) "Dad, why is my skin darker than yours?" "Dad, why didn't my birth mom want to keep me?" "Dad, why did I have to be adopted?" … Continue reading I Don’t Like It Either
In a world full of pain, a world full of feeling like we need to "do something," a rock solid reminder...... Pain begs us to believe that only action can end our ache — when actually only God can. Action doesn’t end pain — God does. Source: for all us hope-ers: when things aren’t working … Continue reading for all us hope-ers: when things aren’t working out as we’d hoped | A Holy Experience
Are you weary? Good stuff from John....... More and more, I simply live to be the antidote to the things I find hurtful or damaging in the world, rather than arguing with those I believe are being hurtful or damaging. There are certainly times to identify dangers and to call out injustice, but those pale … Continue reading On Learning To Love Offensively (For Those Weary From The Fight) | john pavlovitz
That's the question. But that's not the only question. That's actually only part of the question. Why what? Why is the earth round? Why do the Chicago Cubs consistently struggle? No, I'm thinking a lot closer to home. A lot closer to daily life. Why do I write? Why do I write about … Continue reading Why?