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Charging Stations Part #2

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Parenting kids from hard places can feel like spinning plates. Both take careful timing, intense focus and patient practice. Some things spin faster than others and something is always a bit wobbly. It’s stressful! When the day’s show is over, plate spinners are fatigued, exhausted and ready to let the plates rest awhile. That’s where… Continue reading

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Charging Stations Part #1

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Most of us are fanatical about keeping our cell phones charged. How else would we stay connected to our family, friends, work and the world? We keep spare chargers in the car for when our phone’s been working overtime to keep us in network. Our need to recharge makes outlets at Starbucks, the airport, even… Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons Church Involvement Is So Important

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In preparing for a Refresh Conference 2014 workshop, I’m putting together a “Top Ten Reasons Why Church Involvement in Supporting Foster and Adoptive Kids and Families is So Important”. Here’s my top nine. What would you add for number 10? Kids benefit from extended faith community. A strong faith community provides several of the benefits Search Institute1 has identified… Continue reading

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DC 1.27 Featured in The Christian Post

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DC 1.27 was recently featured in an online article published by The Christian Post.  The article, entitled, Churches Are Helping Orphans, Changing Lives, Saving Taxpayers, AEI Panel Highlights, reflects upon the recent discussion by the American Enterprise Institute on Churches involvement in Orphan-Care. The following excerpt was taken from the article: Aaron Graham, lead pastor at… Continue reading

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Loving an Older Kid- As Seen at the Produce Co-op

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“Do you remember me? My husband, Ben, and I met you at Orientation a few months ago.” I peered closely at the face wrapped in a fur-lined cap. None of us look quite the same bundled up at the early morning, below freezing, co-op produce pickup. “Of course, Kendall !” I responded. With incredible pride… Continue reading

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You Snooze, You Lose

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It’s true in those early days of building relationships with new kids. We can’t afford to miss the opportunity to build trust. Time outs are few and far between during that critical time of intentionally drawing them close. It’s true in those long sleepless nights when we’re armored up and praying for a struggling child…. Continue reading

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