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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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Holy God of Wow.  We didn’t see this coming.

Holy God of Wow. We didn’t see this coming.

God is the God of Wow.  He does things we don’t expect.  Often, He gives gifts we didn’t see coming. For instance, we discovered today that the birth mother of our two sets of twins just gave birth to a son. We have consulted with…

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Dead Bones Make Great Scaffolding

Dead Bones Make Great Scaffolding

There are a lot of Jesus’ words that make me scratch my head, but there’s phrase that has made sense to me since I was a kid. When He said “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,…

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When Crisis Comes

Less than a year ago, a man, his grandson and a stranger were shot at a Jewish Community Center just a few miles from my house.  The shooter was a racist with a long history with the KKK. Pastors – and those that function in…

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Dreaming forward.

Dreaming forward.

I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.  Psalm 16:7 ESV   Sometimes, I need a gentle reminder.  Other times, I need a good swift kick in the pants. Neither of these will ever take the place…

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