He Who Keeps His Promises »

Sofia whips down the slide in the Cancun sun and lets her laughter ring through the air as she runs to the open window looking into the kitchen. Glasses of cool, clear, clean water sit on the ledge of the window, beckoning to be consumed; Sofia obliges. As she tips the glass nearly vertical to […]

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Building a Family Identity »

Identity and family identity can be a controversial subject. What do we stand for? How does it compare with the larger society? How does our calendar and spending reflect that?

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The Power of Pain »

Middle seat, infant in arms. Let’s be honest… not the ideal flying arrangement. Especially when your husband and son aren’t the folks seated on either side of you. I settled in for a mercifully short flight, and I offered up a silent prayer for kind and gracious traveling companions. Our flight left the ground, and […]

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The Truth »

Jane wakes me with a panicked cry. I hurry into her room to find our 21-month-old daughter burning up with a fever of 101.3.

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Family Matters »

This video begins with a question. It’s one most us have probably been asked before—if you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would you choose?

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In the Name of Love »

Todd and I first met in March of 1990 when I was a high school junior. I remember teasing Todd that he was a month late. I had spent the 14th of February watching other girls receive flowers and chocolate.

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Our Family Code »

I am the mother of ten children and in leadership at an international orphan care ministry. Those two hats alone bring into my day plenty of email, other children, a staff team and a ridiculous to do list.

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Finding a Home »

After Ivonne’s parents passed away, both she and her two younger brothers lived with their aging grandmother who struggled to care for them. In the summer of 2014, the children were brought to live at a government-run children’s home.

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Faithful and Available »

It was a Saturday like most other Saturdays in our home – full of projects to finish, laundry to do, kids’ events to attend, mouths to feed.

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Abide »

Research and data will only take us so far. If implemented in the absence of an abiding relationship with Christ, we will quickly reach the limits of our own strength and ideas.

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