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An Empty Nest…Refilled

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of meeting Brian and Debbie Holt.  A few years ago, with the freedom and opportunity of an “empty nest” just ahead, Brian and Debbie made a choice that turned expectations upside-down for them and their three sons.  Brian expressed to me, “I’ve been in church all my life, […]


The Power of Loving Eyes

Earlier this summer, my friend Susan Hillis shared with me some reflections that she’d posted on her blog.  Susan had missed the talk that Karyn Purvis gave at Summit, but heard about it from a friend and began digging into the ideas that Dr. Purvis had shared.  Ultimately, she wrote, “I have never been so […]


The Orphan Movement and the Power of Film

As we’ve explored in the past in this blog, any great movement is nourished and sustained by well-crafted art.  For centuries, the very best art in the western world was inspired and infused by Christian faith.  Sadly, compelling art and committed faith seem to have parted ways somewhere along the line.  In recent decades, much […]


Inter-Country Adoption is More Than Inter-Country Adoption

Our friends at JCICS shared an article with us published Friday by the Carnegie Council, titled, “Love and Legislation:  The International Politics of Inter-country Adoption,” by Alison Watson.  Overall, it’s a refreshingly thoughtful approach to an often sensationalized topic.   It shortly before the “Step Forward for Orphans” march in Washington, DC that seeks to spur […]


Tragedy in the Horn of Africa

If you’ve caught even a glimpse of the news recently, you’ve seen the tragedy unfolding in the Horn of Africa.  Observers are already describing the famine as the most serious humanitarian crisis in a generation.  As with any such catastrophe, the hardest hit are children.  Without aggressive intervention, a vast number will die and many […]


Array of Great Conferences Coming Up Around the U.S.

A number of quality conferences are scheduled for the months ahead in various regions of the country .  These include: The Pure Religion Adoption & Orphan Care Conference is August 12-13 in Raleigh, NC, emphasizing both the Gospel roots of a vision for adoption and orphan care, as well as practical guidance for both personal […]