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understanding my addiction

understanding my addiction

When I feel lost in this world, which I have been feeling a lot lately, I find that drenching myself in scripture helps me find direction.  I often feel lost trying to find God, among all this.  All of this being the American life I lived before I went to Africa.  In January 2011 we brought home our adopted son from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  In the months that followed I found myself writhing through different stages of withdrawal.  At first I didn’t realize what was happening to me....

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i will not leave you orphaned

i will not leave you orphaned

I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. ~John 14:18 It’s a promise Jesus makes before he ascends to heaven. We will never be orphaned. He is coming to us. We will never be alone. To many, orphaned is a foreign word. We may hear it often but we don’t really know what it means. Maybe the only experience we’ve had with the word is one from the big screen – that spunky little girl with curly red hair. You know – the one who wins the love of Daddy Warbucks? That’s right … little orphan...

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i am love [thoughts on the #freetolive tour]

i am love [thoughts on the #freetolive tour]

I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religious projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image making. I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music. When was the last time you sang to me? Do you know what I want? I want justice – oceans of it. I want fairness – rivers of it. That’s what I want. That’s all I want. ~ Amos 5:21-24, The Message...

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live [micro]blogging at #icorphan for 2011-02-25

live [micro]blogging at #icorphan for 2011-02-25

@thehighcalling: NEW FAMILY POST: 5 Unexpected Ways You Can Help Orphans by The Unknown Contributor #icorphanhttp://fb.me/TDwRlFVP# UPDATED: !C//ORPHAN http://j.mp/gdeDcq #icorphan# #icorphan is about to kick off… (@ First Baptist Church Rogers) http://4sq.com/e6O95d# Amazing set for #icorphan .. http://yfrog.com/h6lx7dgj# The Global State of the Orphan @cthomasdavis sharing amazing stats about how LITTLE the church is impacting the orphan crisis. #icorphan# “we are the most overspent,...

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The Orphan I Am

The Orphan I Am

It’s always been easy for me to overlook the orphan care epidemic as something that ‘other people’ are working on. And because the Bible talks a lot about taking care of the fatherless and the orphan, I’ve always considered their work admirable… and potentially worthy of support. That is until I spent some time with a group of orphans in Haiti. Haiti has always had an overwhelming number of orphans, but the earthquake on January 12th, 2010 opened the floodgates of...

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True Religion: Caring for Orphans

True Religion: Caring for Orphans

I’m always excited to meet new authors, especially new authors who are pastors, and especially new authors, who are pastors, who publish with my friends at New Hope, who has published all mybooks. I was asked a few months ago to consider endorsing a book by Dr. Tony Merida, entitled,Orphanology, to be released in 2011. I read through the draft and came away very impressed and inspired. It is a thorough handbook on the theology and practice of adoption. For anyone needing a comprehensive...

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Garage Sale for Orphans

Garage Sale for Orphans

Our family is pretty pumped about this year’s Christmas project! The needs of people in Haiti have been a special focus for us this year, and my son Samuel (the cute, red-headed one) really wanted to do something special for the kids down there. When I told him about a way that we could help build a playground, he just knew that was what he wanted to give to some Haitian orphans for Christmas. So we’ve partnered with H.E.L.P. (Help End Local Poverty) and their Garage Sale for...

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