Helping Children Through National Tragedies

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“Did you hear that children my age probably died in that tornado today, Daddy?” Those were the first words out of my eight-year-old daughter’s mouth when I got home from work last night. I can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up in a day so filled with tragedy AND instant media coverage. When I was eight, I felt stressed about parent-teacher conferences, a bully at my school named Curtis, and selling Babe Ruth candy bars to raise money for my baseball team. My children are … [Read more...]

Unable-To-Do-Anything Faith

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Have you ever been pinned down and unable to do anything? I had a friend, Doug, who could grow a Zac-Brown-type beard in 10th grade. He could also bench 250-lbs and throw other 10th-graders around like rag dolls. I’ll never forget the time when Doug twisted my arms and legs into a pretzel and sat on me while my other buddies (and I use that term loosely) ate my share of the pizza. I lost it all because I was pinned down and couldn’t do anything. At the end of Luke’s Gospel we find … [Read more...]

Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday - November 4, 2012

Today is Orphan Sunday! Please join me in praying for children around the world who are in need. We call them the "fatherless" or the "orphan"...but this ALSO includes nearly a half million children who are in the United States foster care system. According to HHS, "On September 30, 2010, there were an estimated 408,425 children in foster care." To donate or get involved, please check out the Christian Alliance For Orphans website. They have a resource page of trusted agencies. Also, please … [Read more...]


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