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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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The Story Isn’t Over Yet (An Interview with Beth & Todd)

In 1997, Beth and Todd Guckenberger drove from Cincinnati, Ohio to Monterrey, Mexico with one vision in mind: to daily invest in vulnerable children. Now, 25 years later, the co-executive directors of Back2Back Ministries openly share what they’ve learned, how they’ve grown, and why this all still matters as they lead global teams in pursuing… Read more


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Six Things Foster Parents Need from You

I was a foster parent for ten years and this is the list I wish someone would have passed along to the people in my life…  A listening ear: They are going to have stories you might not relate to, listen anyway. They might be making choices you wouldn’t make in their shoes, listen anyway. They might… Read more


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Let the Redeemed Tell Their Story

25-years ago, Todd and I were quietly preparing for a move to Mexico. We weren’t telling many people, afraid they would talk us out of it. We were young, naïve, and underprepared. There was a general feeling we were in-over-our-heads, and routinely we were caught off guard by an unexpected setback or blessing. That sense… Read more


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Celebrating Caregivers Around the World

Have you ever looked back at a moment and cringed? Wishing you had known then, what you know now?  Once upon a time, we allowed group members to give Christmas presents directly to children in a children’s home- cementing the notion the American was amazing… meanwhile, the person who washed their clothes, tucked them in, and listened… Read more


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He Does Nothing On Accident: Why Did Jesus First Appear to Women After the Resurrection?

“Jesus said…. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” John 20:17  Women were the first witnesses at the resurrection and right away this tells us something about Jesus. He doesn’t look at people how man does. The culture would’ve looked over… Read more





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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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