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Be inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.


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Presence Matters

Presence Matters.  It was my Mom who first taught this to me, she said and modeled it (and still does) throughout my life. I inscribed one of my books to her with that phrase, and believe it to be never more relevant than during 2020.  As children throughout the world looked to the adults in their… Read more


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Beyond Backpacks and School Shoes: Five Questions as We Prepare for the Back-to-School Season

Usually this time of year, I am peppering my kids with questions, asking them if their backpacks are still good from last year? Do they need new shoes? When are they going back to their college campuses? What is their new schedule?  This year just feels different.  2020 has given us many gifts, but principally it… Read more


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Living Well and Leaving a Legacy

10 Lessons I’ve Learned from Martha Rojas I met Martha twenty years ago, when she was just starting a children’s home. Over these years, I’ve told her stories on stages, in books, and to groups. I’ve prayed for and with her, and she’s taught me some incredible lessons: about provision, persistence, perspective.  Martha is one… Read more




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A Letter to College Seniors

I had been planning this letter for a while for the kids under my roof, but as I sit here in the middle of COVID-19, the situation has certainly changed. I am thinking about the graduates I love in Cincinnati, Nigeria, Mexico, and around the world. There won’t be teary-eyed pictures, taken after a long… Read more


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Recognizing God’s Qualities in Mothers

Mother’s Day is a day when we celebrate life and life-caregivers. Women who exercise their mom-muscles (on their children, their students, their neighbors, their grandchildren, their step-children, their foster children, their players, you get the idea!) are acting like God. The maternal characteristics come from God, since in Genesis 1, it says, “God created mankind in… Read more


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The Week that Changed Everything

This is the week that allows us to dream- all the rest of the days of the year- about stories of reconciliation and restoration and redemption and rescue and repair. This is the week the Lord wrote with incredible intentionality, from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday. Every detail is rich with meaning. The story started… Read more


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