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The soon-to-released film Mully tells the real-life tale of Charles Mully, an abandoned child of Kenya’s streets turned business magnate. He and his family had come to know all the lavish trappings of success. But in a dramatic turn, Mully senses God calling them away from privilege and power, to give themselves instead to the…
Speak! Good Dog.
This may come as a surprise to you, but my dog talks. Not only does Max talk, but he happens to be quite persuasive. Words, of course, don’t come from his mouth, but my sweet wife gives him voice and he says stuff ALL the time. “Daddeee, will you take me for a wawk?” “Wook…
Everyone Can Do Something
As we look at how the cooperative efforts of the Body of Christ work themselves out through the care of the orphaned and vulnerable, we find the same premise to hold true – we’re not all called to do the same thing, but we’re all certainly capable of doing something. We all have a role…
What Does the Bible Say About Kids Who Need Families?
God’s heart for the hurting, the oppressed, and the marginalized is exemplified in thousands of verses devoted to these groups of people throughout scripture. The following passages represent every instance in the Bible where orphans, the fatherless, or the concept of adoption is specifically mentioned.
“No Matter What” Love
Dogs are the best. We leave Dogs for 8-10 hours during the day, return home, dump a scoop of dried horse meat in their bowl and they treat us like we are the best living creature to ever exist on the planet Earth. It’s really great to have someone believe this about you. Dogs personify…
No Cape Required
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…
Saying Yes to Foster Care
Over many years of working in child welfare, I have heard more potential barriers in saying “yes” to foster care than I count. Many times, potential foster parents are initially taken aback by the amount of work that it takes to become licensed. It’s a social worker handing you a stack of paperwork and showing…
The Foster Care Funnel
There are three levels of involvement in foster care. Find out the different ways you can make an impact!
How to H.E.L.P. Child Welfare Professionals in your Community
Child welfare professionals bear one of the most important responsibilities in our communities: the safety and well-being of our children. These social workers have a hard job. In fact, front line social worker turnover rates are as high as 25%. While we can’t fix all of the complex issues involved, there is something very tangible…
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