The CAFO Blog

Charlie the Christmas Goat and The God of the Unexpected

When my wife and I were first married, we lived in a downtown neighborhood and were part of an urban ministry.  Part of our role was to help lead a high school youth ministry at a neighborhood church.  One year, we set a goal to take our youth group across the country to a conference […]


Are you sure that’s what they said?

Christmas song lyrics can sometimes be confusing.  Here are some that can be particularly difficult*: Oh Come All Ye Faithful What some have heard:  Oh come, lettuce, adore him What is really said:  Oh come let us adore him Let it Snow What some have heard: Let us know, Let us know, Let us know […]


When Foster Parenting Tastes Like Moldy Mashed Potatoes

Our son (now 9) has grown up with a severe allergy to peanuts.  Doctors have warned us that for him it could be fatal.  Not only has he not been able to eat peanut products, he can’t even touch them.  One time before we understood the severity of his allergy, I had unknowingly picked up […]


The Heart of the Father Revealed on Orphan Sunday

Guest Post by Jodi Jackson Tucker, International Director of Orphan Sunday November always brings us an extra measure of thanksgiving as testimonies pour in about the impact of Orphan Sunday.  It’s hard to imagine that this simple idea, born in a remote church in Zambia, has now grown to change children’s lives in 90 nations!   […]


Making a Difference for Kids and Families Doesn’t Require a Cape

When my father-in-law was little, he loved Superman.  He read the comic books.  He had a cape.  Not only did he look up to Superman. He wanted to be Superman. One day he decided to give it a shot.  He put on the cape and poised himself at the edge of a window in their […]


Orphan Sunday is Here!

It is here!  This is the weekend that Orphan Sunday will be observed around the globe…along with other expressions of God’s special love for vulnerable children. Along with the diverse expressions of Orphan Sunday, some U.S. churches will use the name “Stand Sunday” to invite Christians to stand for children and families in local foster […]


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