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The Leisure of God

Oswald Chambers said, “Think of the enormous leisure of God! He is never in a hurry.” The first time I underlined this in my copy of My Utmost for His Highest, I was in the middle of waiting for an adoption that was dragging on...

I Could Never Do That

“I could never do that.” This line makes for a great excuse. It’s subtle, and a powerful means of keeping our distance from problems, pain, and even people. If we could “do that”—take a risk, help a child, stand up for someone in a vulnerable spot—we’d...

Second Calling

My white-haired neighbor is beginning a new chapter in her life. A time when most people her age are traveling or enjoying hobbies after retiring, Kara has just found her second calling. I see her push a stroller up the street every day, and every day...

The Fellowship of the
Welcoming

For many of us, somewhere along the line, God placed a mission in our hearts to welcome a child home! Perhaps more than one child, perhaps only for a few weeks, perhaps for a lifetime. The variables may be unique, but the mission was the...

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