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My Together Called recap…

My Together Called recap…

I got home this evening from Together Called 2015, a conference sponsored by The Sparrow Fund, serving adoptive couples.  100+ couples gathered at a ski lodge in Pennsylvania and although it sounds weird for me to say because I was the speaker for the main…

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The Sacred and Mundane

The Sacred and Mundane

A snippet of what I’ll be sharing at this weekend’s conference for adoptive families in Pennsylvania… French Sociologist Emile Durkheim concocted the idea of the sacred/profane dichotomy.  In his thoughts, everything fell into one category or the other, meaning there were a lot of things…

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Headed to PA

Headed to PA

In a few days I’ll be speaking at the Sparrow Fund‘s Together Called conference. I have spoken in a diverse lot of spaces and situations.  Big crowds.  Small crowds.  Smaller crowds.  Groups of believers and groups of unbelievers and groups of believers who hid it well….

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Our season of war

Our season of war

March, April and May tend to be crazy times for us.  For instance, three years ago this week we adopted our second set of twins – all four siblings to the little boy we are trying to adopt right now. 2 Samuel refers to the…

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New Adoption Agency Update

New Adoption Agency Update

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we are in the throws of launching another adoption agency, this time better fortified and better advised.  Here is a little of the backstory for those who’d like the inside scoop. A few months ago, I was approached…

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Songs of our Childhood

Songs of our Childhood

I sang a hymn last night. That sentence justifiably stands alone because I haven’t sang a hymn in a long time.  Our spiritual tribe is younger and doesn’t sing many – in fact, I’m not sure many tribes do anymore.  We have our own songs,…

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About our Adoption…

About our Adoption…

There’s a youtube clip that we laugh at about around house. It’s high school football player Apollos Hester, giving the interview of his lifetime.  One of his key phrases is “We started slow, but we finished fast….”.  I’ll add it to the bottom of this post…

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How You Can Help Pray

How You Can Help Pray

Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.   Revelation 3:8   We are grateful for the amazing prayer and financial support…

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Our Best Sacred Try

Our Best Sacred Try

I’m typing in a dark hotel room this morning, on what some would call a divine mission even as others would call it a fool’s journey.   This adoption is not a slam dunk – none of them are, but this one in particular is…

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Sunday Morning Update

Sunday Morning Update

It’s 4:30am and I’m booked on an 8:30am flight that will take me to Fort Walton Beach to be with Kelsey.  No, we’re not vacationing.   We’re on a mission to do some good. We can’t get into the specifics very far, but we need…

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