Orphan care isn’t a rescue mission, not like we think. We who help orphaned kids are not the great savior who swoops in and pulls a desperate child out of the world’t worst living conditions. (According to the book I believe in, that would be Jesus.) There’s always someone worse off. And our efforts for … Continue reading Orphan Care isn’t a rescue mission.
During my last trip we had some major breakthroughs with the deep secret personal lives of our children. They have developed such confidence and trust in the love we give them that they are finally sharing those things that drive difficult emotions like fear, hate, anger, and loneliness. I am humbled and honored to have … Continue reading Mama Bear
I embrace a hearty Nature versus Nurture exploration. It is partly why I got a degree in Psychology for my undergraduate work. I read every book I can find about identical twins that are raised apart then reunited later in life. They almost always make similar choices in their lives. Fascinating! I believe I am … Continue reading Parenting, Culture, and God’s Way
My heart fell for Uganda before I ever delved into orphan care there. The people captured me whole. They are friendly, courteous, welcoming, gentle and happy with life as it is. (can’t say I’ve met too many people like that in my life but they are abundant in Uganda!)Their faith is open and deep. … Continue reading Spending our SELF on a cause greater than our SELF.
I collapsed into the arms of my husband in the baggage claim of the San Antonio airport last night after countless hours in five airports and never ending stretches of time spent cramped on airplanes. I absorbed his warmth and strength as I received the familiar invitation to lean on him. Leaning on him is … Continue reading virtual Crash Landing
Before I begin…if you haven’t watched the Easter Story video our children made in my last post go watch that first! It’s wonderful to hear them and see them in action! Now… I haven’t faced a blank page in a while. I love it when I find time to write. My life is at … Continue reading Post Easter Glow
Over a decade ago I felt myself searching deep within my heart for the cause greater than myself, greater than my family, greater than what’s mine or within my reach. I believed God had something for me to do for Him so I could pour all the gifts and talents he gave me into the … Continue reading How I found Orphan Care as my “cause”