Monthly Archives: April 2014

Children need the particular…..

Children need the particular, the unique. They need favorite colors and special flavors and textured experiences. This is where mass responses can trip us up because God didn’t create one size fits all. God created the particular. The dictionary defines … Continue reading

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If we want to offer bread…..

If we want to offer bread, we need to make bread, and the bread making process takes time. We could go purchase it from a store, neatly packaged and sliced, but it’s not the same as a fresh, homemade loaf … Continue reading

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“I asked God for a dream…..”

Sometimes the Kingdom shows up unexpectedly. We’re hosting an event we’ve held many times – same recipes, same back porch, same, same, same. And then a young man tells me a story, his personal story about the adoption of his … Continue reading

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Family as a Door That Has Hinges and a Lock – Post 10 of 10

I have so enjoyed passing through this book again. I first read it over a decade ago when we were sketching and dreaming and musing about bringing children separated from their biological families closer to “living family”. It has been … Continue reading

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Family as a Museum of Memories – Post 9 of 10

I suppose it happens more as we age because we have more memories in our storehouse, but surely each of us holds certain sights, smells, tastes, sounds, or touches that kindle something deep within. I have mine, I hope you … Continue reading

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