Project 143 Hosts International Orphans Hoping to Find Families

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It seems like a gut-wrenching idea: Host an impovershied orphan from a destitute country for a few months, then send him or her back to her homeland.But Project 143 is hoping it will be a step toward finding families for hard to place children.Internationally as well as domestically, people tend to want to adopt infants. What happens to the orphans in Eastern Europe, Asia, or other parts of the world who are older, with some tough years behind them and an uncertain future … [Read more...]

Are Today’s Men Courageous? Tackling a Tough Issue Before the Big Game

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Before tackling a bowl of chips in front of the widescreen this Sunday, thousands of men will be training for a challenge bigger than the Super Bowl—the challenge of courageous manhood. … [Read more...]

Joy, Heartache, and the Plan of God: Our Adoption Journey

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What happens when you have one plan and God has another?By LISA MURPHYAdoption has been a tremendous blessing to our family.  It’s also broken our hearts.Our journey to adopt a second child began three years ago.  My husband Jimmy and I sought the Lord, and God prepared our hearts for a beautiful baby boy.  Even before we met him, we knew our son had desperate needs – open heart surgery was his most pressing physical need, but he truly needed a family that would love him – complete … [Read more...]

Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Have Answered the Call

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Veterans Day is for celebrating those Americans – across all time and all wars – who have answered the call to protect liberty, defend freedom, and crush tyranny.  By Col. Randal Scott CarterWe celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, the armistice that began on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.  The timing of this holiday is deliberate relative to history, but it also seems fitting that this day comes deep in the autumn sea … [Read more...]

Son of Promise: Reflections on God’s Power and Providence

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My daughter Ruth recently wrote about a miracle that took place in our family 22 years ago, causing me to reflect on the providence of God and the power of His precious promises during that defining time in our lives. Here is how God used our trials to strengthen our faith, deepen our surrender, and teach us to rest in His grace.  By Veena MalhotraToday as we commemorate Veterans Day, with hearts full of gratitude for the U.S. military, my thoughts go back to Veterans Day 22 years ago wh … [Read more...]

September 11, Eleven Years Later: A Tribute to My Uncle and the FDNY

When Sean was a student at Georgia Tech, he helped organize an American flag memorial display which consisted of 2,977 flags, one to represent each life that was taken during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "The flags are a poignant gesture, and my uncle would be proud to see that students set them up on campus every year," said Sean.

Sean Donnelly's uncle, Kevin Donnelly, was a lieutenant in the FDNY’s Ladder 3 Company and was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001, after climbing 60 floors trying to save everyone he could.  Eleven years after that tragic day, Sean reflects on his uncle's heroism and sacrifice:The question, “Where were you on 9/11?” is echoing throughout America this week.  Well, I can describe every minute of that day, and the following week as well.That’s because my u … [Read more...]


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