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The Hidden Way: Becoming a Friend of God

The Hidden Way: Becoming a Friend of God

Wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her. — Matthew 26:13 NIV The darkness of the Christmas Eve sky contrasted with the streets below, all of them aflame. Strings of multicolored lights and inflatable snowmen and light-skinned Marys and Josephs lit the night.

Winter and Spring: God Is Good

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday featuring Devotionals Daily audio devotions. Enjoy reading as well as listening to your devotional today from Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet by Sara Hagerty. As Nate and I celebrate twelve years since the day that little boy in big-boy skin asked that naive wee thing to marry

Plant Your Seeds

Faith in Action When we told our close friends and family that we were pregnant and that we still felt called to adopt, many people thought we were crazy and cautioned us to reconsider the timing. But Ari and I held fast to an unexplainable, unwavering faith that this was God’s plan. This plan didn’t

The Beauty of Adoption: I Prayed for You

Adoption is a beautiful thing. Giving a child a family means giving them hope, love, and belonging. Thats’s what God wants for all of us. Adoption was His idea, and God’s ideas are all good. He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will.

Nurturing Your Marriage During Adoption

After a new child comes home, it can be tricky to figure out how to nurture both the new relationship with your child and the existing relationship with your partner. People these days tend to think that going out on dates with your spouse is an essential part of a healthy relationship. New moms sometimes feel pressured to

The Adoption Journey: Parenting Resistant Kids

Many mommas go into adoption with the idea that after a year or two of newness, kids will settle in and life will get back to normal. A new normal, surely, but something that feels comfortable and livable. Even parenting kids somewhere in the middle of the “difficulty” spectrum can drain a parent’s emotional energy

No Matter the Storm, God Is In Control

Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. – Psalm 136:26 Some years ago, my mum disclosed that my brother and I were adopted. At first, I was shaken, but I wasn’t shaken loose. Even as the underpinnings of my world were shifting radically, they were resettling in a more secure place. The truth

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You Can Help on National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day. It sounds like a great thing, but what is it? Wikipedia defines it this way: “A number of courts and communities in the U.S. come together to finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care. More than 300 events are held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in November, in

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