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Encouragement, Family Support, Forgotten Fridays, Foster ParentingSep. 4, 2015

Forgotten Friday: You, friend, are not alone.

I have a dear friend. Her heart is incredible and she is walking a journey of listening, discerning, obedience and heart change. I received an email from her last week that sounded so desperate and so exhausted and I thought some other mamas may need to hear this truth in my reply to her… Sweet (insert your name),  I am now home-reading your email again and responding.  I almost dialed your number but for some reason I feel led to type out my words of encouragement and affirmation right now. Maybe so you can read them again and again (I don’t […]

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Advocacy, Children in Foster Care, Encouragement, Family Support, Foster Parenting, Make a Difference MondaysAug. 31, 2015

Make a Difference Monday: The Inevitable Hurt In Foster Care And Why It’s Worth It

Conversation with someone I had just been introduced to, after it was mentioned that we are foster parents to two little ones: Her: Are you able to adopt them? Me: Well, we are dual licensed as foster-to-adopt, so we can if it goes that way. Her: Do you know yet if you will be able to? Me: No, it’s still too early in their case to tell. Her: So you must really be keeping your hearts in check. Me: No we fell head over heels long ago. We love these kids like crazy. I don’t really understand the common misconception […]

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Encouragement, Foster Parenting, Make a Difference MondaysAug. 22, 2015

Make a Difference Monday: Life an Ever Flowing Spring

Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. The Lord will guide you continually, Giving you water when you are dry And restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, Like an ever flowing spring. Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes. Isaiah 58:10-12. This is part of the chapter I read daily in 2013. I want these verses […]

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