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A Calling To Love

A Calling To Love In circles of faith, I’ve been hearing more and more rhetoric about the spiritual significance of foster care and adoption. It’s amazing to watch God’s people stepping up to take care of God’s children, and I hope the arch of redemption continues to bend on behalf...

Coupling the enneagram with Adoption and Foster Care

I have ten children with eight distinct personalities among them. One of them, whom I guess could be dubbed an “Enthusiast,” is always on to the next thing. He struggles with gluttony. He’s my tallest and thinnest son, but he has an insatiable appetite for...

Parenting Your Child with ADHD

Parenting Your Child with ADHD   Did you know children in foster care are considered a “special health care” population by the American Academy of Pediatrics (1)? What does this mean? It means that kids who have lost their families are likely to have more health challenges than...

Different and Okay

DIFFERENT AND OKAY Nine Ways To Help Your Special Needs Child Thrive   "Six years ago my world was shattered. Our 10-year-old daughter had been diagnosed with cancer and nothing would ever be the same. What followed was a year of brutal treatment, but she survived. Unthinkably, part of...

Nourishment

Nourishment Part 4 in our summer series, "Come To The Table" Nourishing our bodies, our relationships, and our souls Think about the significant family moments of celebration as well as the everyday moments of routine that happen around the family table. There really is something meaningful that happens...

The Gifts of the Table

Making Family Meals Happen Part 3 in our summer series, "Come To The Table"   Meal time. In seasons of rushing around with full days of all things “on-the-go”, meal time seems to so often be the first thing put on the back burner of family life. However,...

Come To The Table

Friends, welcome to the table! You are invited here to join in the feast and into the community. This summer series of sharing stories will encourage those who may be desiring clarity. Or perhaps some of you are so deep into a thousand baseball games and...

Change Your Questions

Those who consider adoption and foster care understandably ask A LOT of questions. For most, it is a largely unfamiliar path, and should be considered carefully and thoughtfully. While some of these questions are purely logistical, there are some huge, soul-deep questions that seem to...

4 Systems That Bring Life To Large Families

It’s a common question when you have a lot of children, “How do you do it?” I think what people are asking is, “How in the world do you manage all the ‘stuff’ of parenting ten kids?!” The emails, the texts, sports schedules, laundry, cooking,...

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