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Still Being Present

Still being present Every spring we celebrate that God came to earth as Jesus. Even when Christ’s physical presence ended, His presence remained. He left us the Holy Spirit. The truth is He came and He stayed. He is still present. We, too, can remain present while...

A family’s fight to bring them home

A family's fight to bring them home Jeff and Amelia Davis recently returned home from Malawi with their two newly adopted children (ages 8 & 5). If there’s one thing we’ve learned from their story, it’s that adoption takes courage, perseverance, and resilience for everyone involved....

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...

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...

Nurturing Biological Relationships

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Philippians 2:13   Our family has not had a “typical” fostering experience. When I think of being foster parents I often think of a revolving door with children coming...

The Kindling of Community

Our youngest son had gone to the doctor a couple days before and our pediatrician had confirmed it–strep. He told us our 8-day-old foster daughter wasn’t in danger of getting it, but by the middle of the first full day of her being in our...

The Power of Parenting Forward

“You are a liar!” I’m not proud of this, but I have outright not just said, but yelled these words at my child. And how did that work for me? It didn’t. I didn’t see or taste any fruit from it. Yes, it certainly felt...

Grief and Relief

It has been a strange couple of days at the Cash house. We miss the girls. I specifically miss the way that the littlest would whisper "Hi. Hi. Hi." through her pacifier when I woke her up from her nap, and how she'd likewise greet every...

5 Ways to Encourage
Foster Families

We all wonder how best to support our friends and family who are fostering. Let’s face it, foster families are usually in it for the long haul and they need a large safety net of people they can rely on to remain true to their...

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