The CAFO Blog


My Favorite Graduation Speech Ever

I’ve heard many graduation speeches and remember few.  But this is one I won’t soon forget.  Truth be told, after a friend shared it with me recently, I quickly decided it was — in its own humble way — the best I’ve ever heard…not to mention the shortest. It’s just raw video of a young […]

ONE Can Be a Really Big Number When it Comes to Foster Care

The number 1 gets lots of press when it comes to ranking things in order. First place, first chair, first round draft pick. After all, who doesn’t want to be first? But as a quantity, the number 1 is unimpressive. It’s barely more than zero and merely half as much as it’s neighbor, number 2. […]

5 Big Takeaways from CAFO2017

CAFO2017 was unforgettable.  As we’re hearing from so many people now back “on mission” across the US and around the world, five big themes keep popping up.  They struck a deep chord in many hearts.  I pray they’ll continue to shape us all over the year ahead. 1) God uses brokenness to create beauty. “Dust […]

A CAFO2017 Special Announcement

We wanted to share a special announcement from Oklahoma Senator James Lankford addressing CAFO2017 attendees and all of you that are championing the foster and orphan care movement: We would also like to ask everyone to join us in prayer in the days leading up to Summit. Here a just a few specific prayer requests: […]

Church, When it Comes to Foster Care, You May Not Know Your Own Strength

One summer, when I was in early elementary school, my little league coach was a High School student. My brother and uncle were both in high school at the time as well and were helping him out with our practices. One day, we were all in the field and I was playing shortstop. Our teenage […]

Broadcast Spotlights Vital Role of Men in Caring for Orphans

Today’s FamilyLife Today broadcast features a memorable discussion between Rick Warren, Russell Moore, Dennis Rainey and Jedd Medefind at the CAFO Summit. The conversation includes a special focus on why men — just like our wives, sisters and female friends — have a vital role to play in living out the Bible’s call to “defend […]