The CAFO Blog

We’re All in This Together

Hillsong United’s music-and-message film, We’re All in This Together, launches in U.S. theaters tomorrow.  It promises to be a potent rallying cry to the Church to make faith visible in Christ-like service to orphans, widows and others at the margin.  As their website explains: Hillsong United began in suburban Sydney, Australia, as a bunch of […]


Notes from the Road Two: More Signs of Stirring

While traveling for the Alliance Board meeting, several other experiences added to my ever-growing sense that God is stirring hearts across the country to reflect His heart for orphans.  I had the privilege of joining a gathering of the Middle Tennessee Alliance for Orphans.  The group brings together a dozen or so churches in the […]


Notes from the Road 1: Alliance Board Meeting

The Alliance semi-annual Board meeting last week in Nashville left me with an overwhelming sense of what a privilege it is to get to ride in a boat when a whole team is working the oars in unison…and God is the one blowing in the sails.  From 8 AM to 5 PM, the Board sat […]


Storm Clouds Brewing Over the Capital

A piece of legislation recently introduced in Congress carries a name any orphan advocate could support:  “Every Child Deserves a Family Act.”   The bill, however, could strike a crippling blow to Christian foster care and adoption agencies across the U.S.   By attaching new strings to funds the Federal government provides to States, this measure would […]


Art and the Orphan Movement

Art moves us all.  It’s certainly fine that many Christians gravitate towards words as their primary way to express what God puts on their heart.  Admittedly, that’s true of me.  My singing rarely garners anything but annoyed glances from the people in the pews in front of me, and my drawing skills haven’t progressed since […]


Watch Out For The Firestarters

Friends who battle forest fires tell me it never gets worse than when  fire takes flight.  Of course, a firefighter’s heart starts pounding anytime wind gets blowing behind a fire.  But when burning particles start soaring and setting new blazes hundreds of yards beyond the fireline, there’s not much to do but get out of […]


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