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All Things Beautiful in His Time

All Things Beautiful in His Time

Before we married, we knew we wanted to grow our family through foster care and adoption. Our oldest daughter's adoption was emotionally easy. We knew it was rare. So when we later received a call about David, a three-day-old baby who needed foster placement, we expected a different experience. There would be visits, bio parents and siblings, court hearings and struggles. We expected, but didn’t fully understand how hard it would be and how much we would need to rely on God...

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Front Row Seat

Front Row Seat

As a missionary in Siberia, Russia for eight years, I was confident that I had a bird’s eye view to what God was doing in the world - at least my part of the world. And I was happy and excited to be a part of expanding the kingdom of heaven. When my family was suddenly and unexpectedly returned to the United States, I was devastated and resigned myself to sitting on the sidelines, watching God use others. I spent several years adjusting to life in America, and not always with a joyful...

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