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Adoption: Do the Stuff Right

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James Webb was arrested Friday in a small town south of Salt Lake City. I don’t know James, but based on reports, he talked a lot about helping people.  He encouraged people to adopt.  He laid out the path for them and encouraged them to open their hearts.   We have that in common…but that’s…

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A year of miracles

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Tomorrow, Scout celebrates his first birthday.  We didn’t know he existed until the next day, when a back channel message got to us….”Your two sets of twins have a brother….”. Minutes into processing that information, we felt we heard from the Lord.  We believed that if his mother could not parent him, then the next…

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Adoption Opens Doors

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I had myself a little moment Monday afternoon.  I was sitting on the runway at Reagan National after several days of trying to escape Washington, DC., when I saw a post on Facebook that had been shared by a friend. I’m not a football fan, so it took me a second to figure out what…

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Photo credit: Aaron Wong / Bound4LIFE

I regret this picture is necessary.

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As I posted a few days ago, we stood before the US Supreme Court and prayed for the ending of abortion on January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.   While we were there, Aaron Wong of Bound 4 LIfe took a few photos. I’ve gotta be honest.  I’m not crazy about this one.…

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Why I Need a Devotional Life

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I know it’s bad form to continually talk about one’s self, but it’s the only perspective that gives me equity at this moment. I know you need a devotional life, but the last thing you’re interested in is another person telling you what you need.  You’re bombarded by thousands of advertising messages every day, telling…

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Update from DC

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Yesterday was full of memories and emotions. Zion and I left the hotel yesterday morning and headed to the National Mall to check out a few museums before the pro life events started.  We were among the first 40 or 50 people in the National Air and Space Museum, which made for a great experience.…

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When Faith Needs Stirring

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Is there a more relatable character in the Gospels than the father in the 9th chapter of Mark?  When I read his words, it’s like God has my number. I believe.  Help my unbelief. The poor fellow’s son has been troubled since birth.  The boy had been having demonic seizures since birth.  Now understand, not…

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Considering 2016…

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With a house full of little people, time moves strangely….almost staccato-like.  A day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day, as the saying goes.  Parents understand that like no one else. This erratic passage of time makes it difficult to look forward because you’re always trying to sort out…

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And That’s Final

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We finalized Scout’s adoption this morning at 11:07am in the conference room of Zoe’s House over a speakerphone with the court in Florida.  This is the end of a 324 day journey that looked impossible for a good long time. Early in February, we got the call that our twins’ birth mother – the woman who…

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Showing and Telling

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Mercy, 7, was responsible for Show and Tell in the first grade yesterday.   Some kids brought stuffed animals, others brought their favorite books. Mercy brought Anna. They are both first graders, but unlike kindergarten, they’re in separate classrooms this year.  The school is small, and at some level her most of her classmates understood…

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