Stories Shape Us »

Stories shape us. They begin at bedsides and become the movies and novels that line the shelves at our favorite bookstores.

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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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What I’m Learning from Watching my Daughter Become a Mom »

In 2001, Todd and I welcomed into our family, 15 year-old twin girls, Marlene and Marilin. They had been special to us at that point for many years, but the time had come for our relationship to go to the next level and the stories from those early years have been well documented in blogs […]

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It Was a Good Day »

The bus stopped in front of the Museo Maya de Cancun. Everyone streamed down the bus steps and then back up the concrete steps of the museum.

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Something Worth Celebrating »

A tired road leads from the highway into Tres Reyes. Storefronts and hollow buildings rest under layers of dust.

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Surprised by Hope »

We convinced him to spend the three weeks of Christmas vacation with his daughter, and he reluctantly accepted. Now he sat at my kitchen table, like he had done many times before, and I asked the big question.

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It’s Good to be Home »

I was serving in Mazatlan, Mexico recently, and I met a new student who is living in the Abigail House, Back2Back’s Hope Program home for girls.

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Top of the Class »

These days, there is a noticeable difference among the children who attend Back2Back’s Igmin Kibe Education Center in Nigeria. Children who were once struggling to grasp the fundamentals are now excelling and at the top of their class.

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My Wake-Up Call »

Recently, I was visiting a Back2Back’s ministry site in Haiti. While I was there, I knew I was balancing many agendas (to encourage the staff, to engage the team I traveled with, helping with a project). I honestly almost forgot the real reason I was there was to love kids.

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