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Never Underestimate the Difference ONE Committed Person Can Make

By: Jodi Jackson Tucker The first time I saw her, she was sitting in the Orphan Sunday workshop at CAFO2018 in Dallas.  She caught my attention because of her long salt and pepper tresses, and the massive notebook in which she was taking copious notes.  I couldn’t resist meeting her, and this is how Eleanor […]


Foster Care Activity VS Foster Care Movement: Competition VS Collaboration (Part 2 of 6)

Foster care activity and the faith community’s involvement in that activity has a long history in this country.  In recent years, however, a new kind of faith-based, grassroots effort has emerged from communities across the U.S.  Though the word “movement” is admittedly over-used in our culture, these efforts are best described as “local foster care […]


Foster Care Activity VS Foster Care Movement

Foster care activity and the faith community’s involvement in that activity has a long history in this country.  In recent years, however, a new kind of faith-based, grassroots effort has emerged from communities across the U.S.  Though the word “movement” is admittedly over-used in our culture, these efforts are best described as “local foster care […]


An Ancient Recipe for Addressing Brokenness Where You Live

My wife and I have lived in and renovated (yes, at the same time) a couple of different 100-year-old-plus homes during our marriage.  Most people who take on these kind of projects are different from us in one important way: They know what they are doing.  I still remember the feeling of standing in the […]


Giving the Gift of Rootedness

Anyone who has ever planted a sapling knows that it is often necessary to place a stake in the ground and strap it to the trunk for the tree’s first growing season.  This kind of support is especially important in a few specific circumstances: The roots of the tree are underdeveloped The soil conditions are […]