The CAFO Blog

Charlie the Christmas Goat and The God of the Unexpected

When my wife and I were first married, we lived in a downtown neighborhood and were part of an urban ministry.  Part of our role was to help lead a high school youth ministry at a neighborhood church.  One year, we set a goal to take our youth group across the country to a conference […]


Are you sure that’s what they said?

Christmas song lyrics can sometimes be confusing.  Here are some that can be particularly difficult*: Oh Come All Ye Faithful What some have heard:  Oh come, lettuce, adore him What is really said:  Oh come let us adore him Let it Snow What some have heard: Let us know, Let us know, Let us know […]


When Foster Parenting Tastes Like Moldy Mashed Potatoes

Our son (now 9) has grown up with a severe allergy to peanuts.  Doctors have warned us that for him it could be fatal.  Not only has he not been able to eat peanut products, he can’t even touch them.  One time before we understood the severity of his allergy, I had unknowingly picked up […]