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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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Love Came Down

For years, my family was the Christmas and Easter family. We didn’t attend church weekly, we didn’t even attend church monthly, but we were always present for Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday services. It wasn’t until I was well into my twenties, I became a regular church-goer. So many things were new to me –… 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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Living as a Child of God

This month, I’ve been thinking about the difference between living as a child of God and living with more of what I think of as an “orphan spirit.”  I know I’m a child of God. I know what John 1 talks about – I understand that means I’ve been forgiven, redeemed, reconciled, called, and loved. But my… Read more


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If This Palapa Could Talk

“If These Walls Could Talk” is a blog series we’re excited to share with you. Across the Back2Back sites, there are structures – palapas, front porches, swing sets, tap-taps, surf boards – where you may have gathered on a trip with us.  We gather to connect with each other, with vulnerable children, with hard working parents… Read more


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To Love is to Give

In this month of love, Beth shares about the Hebrew word “ahavah” and how it can shape our ideas about love. Listen in as she reveals the practice she and Todd developed 15 years ago to fight busyness and fatigue in their marriage. Never miss an episode of Around the Kitchen Table: Subscribe on YouTube… Read more




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Facing New Challenges

The teens took in their surroundings as the city pulsed with activity around them. They stretched their necks back to look up at the tall buildings, moving slowly so as not to miss anything and to avoid entering traffic. The Transitions Program Students were in Abuja, Nigeria, but it felt like they were in a different… Read more


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Sowing Truth in Our Hearts

Join Beth as she shares how sometimes, God gives us only bite-sized Truths to sustain us in a particular moment and carry us to the next. By whispering truths to their adopted son through the adoption process, Beth and Todd relearned, and were able to teach one of their children, this is why we sew… Read more


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The Gift of Giving

For privacy and the protection of children, names in this story have been changed. From an early age, Julia has shown spunk and a natural tendency for giving to others. She and her four siblings came to a children’s home seven years ago. The five children endured the difficult loss of both their parents, and… Read more


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