Every talk at CAFO2019 wove together threads of the theme – In Brokenness and Beauty…It is Well. I treasured each one, coming from so many remarkable people. We’ll share them all. Here’s a first – my own contribution to that tapestry. It explores how pain and joy most always come together, intertwined, whenever we follow Jesus near to the world’s hurt. This is the life we choose – as ministry leaders, foster and adoptive parents, advocates, mentors and volunteers – because God first loved us. And we believe that, despite all the costs, it is the best life to be found this side of heaven.
That intersection of joy and pain is where we live.