Save the Date(s)

23 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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You know how it is when things start to click. You want your friends there. We want you to join us for two upcoming events that celebrate what God is doing in Zoe’s House Adoptions as well as offer each of us an opportunity to be a part of the story. October 1 is the grand opening…

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Critical Information

23 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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Jesus said the poor would be with us always. He might have also added the words, ‘as will the critical’. Earlier tonight, I posted: Anyone who attempts anything will have critics. You don’t even need to succeed. Simply attempting is enough to draw ire from some folks. Randy Bohlender / Tuesday, September 22, 2015 The amount…

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The Value of a Child

21 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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My heart is heavy as I skim the news this morning, because the stories of murder involving children are so frequent that they’re beginning to bleed into one. Last week in Kansas City, a young father shot the mother of his child, her boyfriend and the baby. He admitted to the shooting, saying he shot the mother…

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Oh, it’s all true…

18 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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People sometimes wonder if others’ online persona is the truth. I think in most cases it is, but it’s not the whole truth. The window that we see into each other’s world is carefully crafted to feature our best and shield others from our worst, but don’t we do the same thing in the analog…

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7 is a good number.

15 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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Seven years ago tomorrow, a miracle began that continues today. September 16, 2008 was a Tuesday. On that day, twin girls were born to a woman in Florida. She was fighting a struggle of her own, but could think straight enough to know that life was precious. We did not know of her and she did…

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Regarding those tweets…

14 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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Sunday afternoon I tore off a few tweets regarding people who ignore a call to adopt. Like everything on the internet, some misinterpreted. I spent ten minutes clarifying my remarks in a two segment, ten minute podcast. You can listen here.
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Launch Time

11 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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The last eight months have raced by. In January, we decided to press go on Zoe’s House Adoptions. At that point, Zoe’s House existed in the hearts and brains of a few people. We had ideas and feelings, but not so much as a legal pad or a pen. A lot has taken place. We…

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Skill v. Chance

08 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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We open our Zoe’s House staff meeting with a few thoughts from scripture – here’s a tweaked version of what I shared this morning. Brandon Stanton is a man who works from the assumption that everyone has a story. Brandon is the photographer behind the wildly successful Humans of New York. Daily, he posts photos of…

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The Honest Work of (Pro) Life

07 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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EDIT: Link fixed Last week was something unexpected. When we realized that Live Action News* was going to do two stories on us in just a matter of days, we rushed to go live with the Zoe’s House website. Then, after waiting for months, Zoe’s House Adoptions received it’s state license! It was a week with lots of…

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We’re pretty screwed up, but…

04 Sep 2015 by rbohlender
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When I joined the staff of the Vineyard in Cincinnait, the side of the building had huge letters that said “Small Things Done With Great Love Will Change the World.” My original role there morphed within the first week or two in to something larger than I expected at first, so when my leaders asked…