This isn’t a new video, but for anyone who is parenting children “from hard places” it bears watching again. Actually, anyone who parents, grandparents, is a teacher, uncle, aunt, older cousin to a child from hard places would benefit from understanding the mindset of troubled children. Dr. Karyn Purvis explains it well. The Impact of … Continue reading Thoughts on Fear
I’ll never forget that Sunday morning. We were getting ready for church and the phone rang. The phone never rings on Sunday mornings with good news. It was my mom, “Did you watch the news this morning?” “No, Mom, we don’t usually watch TV before church.” “Turn it to CNN, it sounds like the President … Continue reading February 29, 2004
There are a couple of benefits, I believe, to getting your referral early in the process rather than the way some countries do it where you wait until very close to time to travel. Let me spell them out for you. Focused prayer - everyone I know who has adopted has prayed fervently for their … Continue reading It’s in God and Other’s Hands
I don’t remember who to attribute this to, but I know it has touched me and has helped me many times. Often we think, “God, won’t you show us the path? Just tell us where we’re supposed to go and what we’re supposed to do.” God has said he will always lead us and will … Continue reading God Didn’t Say That…….
I’ll never forget the day. It was August 17, 2003. Back in the days of dial up internet, we tied up our home phone line for HOURS every day waiting to hear from Dixie on who she would propose for us as our children. And then it came. Two small pictures and a brief history … Continue reading August 17, 2003