Friday Finds 3-25-16

Friday Finds 3-25-16 It’s the morning of Good Friday. This morning, I hope as you sip your cup of coffee you reflect on this powerful day: “Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am...

A Story About Fostering And Adoption That You Rarely Hear

A Story About Fostering And Adoption That You Rarely Hear

We all have a God complex. We like to associate ourselves as being the hero in the story. So when people consider becoming foster or adoptive parents, they bring that mindset to the table as well. The problem is, there is only one Savior – and we are not Him.

Children Are A Gift: Our Family’s Story

Children Are A Gift: Our Family’s Story

Two years ago my family was changed forever, and it happened through a simple phone call. A couple of years and two new kids later, it has become our new normal. I’m glad our local TV station was interested to share it with others.

Is Fostering Or Adoption For You? 4 Questions Everyone Should Ask

Is Fostering Or Adoption For You? 4 Questions Everyone Should Ask

My wife says I said it. I don’t believe her. I’m far too spiritual to say something so err….unspiritual. It was in a conversation over 10 years ago now that she suggested that we adopt a child. My answer was short and sweet. “No.” And then apparently I followed it up with, “And don’t pray that God changes my heart on this one.” Apparently, she did, and so did He.

One Strong Caution For Anyone Considering Fostering Or Adoption

One Strong Caution For Anyone Considering Fostering Or Adoption

Hollywood has made it cool to adopt. Angelina Jolie might deserve the credit for jump-starting the Hollywood elite to grab – not just their designer shoes and purses – but their adopted children as well. Thrown in a well-timed movie, “The Blind Side,” and now many everyday Americans are scrambling to expand their families just the same.

We’ve Grown Again: Introducing Our New Son

We’ve Grown Again: Introducing Our New Son

If we would have waited until it was a good time for my family to foster a child, we would have never started.

We had just said goodbye to our first foster daughter that we had for eight months on a Saturday. Two days later we welcomed our new foster son, Devan. The day he arrived, we knew he would be with us for good.

What Your Kids Most Want To Hear About

What Your Kids Most Want To Hear About

We all have one. Everyone’s is different, which makes it all the more interesting. We don’t recognize how valuable it is until we are unfamiliar with it. If you tell it to your kids, they’ll sit and listen intently. So what is this thing that kids want so badly to know about?

Big, Huge Announcement: Introducing Our New Daughter

Big, Huge Announcement: Introducing Our New Daughter

Thousands of years ago, God shared his plan with Abram. It went something like this… “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing” (Gen 12:2). A few years ago my wife and I realized that we, too, had been blessed. This wasn’t for our own enjoyment, but so that we could be a blessing to others.

Fostering: The Wild End To Our Foster Daughter’s Case

Fostering: The Wild End To Our Foster Daughter’s Case

I’ve told people that fostering kids is like a very wild roller-coaster ride. There are exciting highs that build anticipation, and then sudden drops that keep your stomach in your throat as you hang on for dear life for the upcoming turns in the track. For our family, this past week confirmed that analogy.

Obedience Eliminates Regret

Obedience Eliminates Regret Ryan has an incredible story that he shares through his blog. I knew I had to have him guest post as soon as I started reading his stuff. Enjoy. – Kevin My wife, Kendra: “I’d really like to talk about us adopting a child some day, or maybe being foster parents.” Me:...