Like Frodo, we must embrace our part in destroying that which attempts to destroy us. Be willing to leave our Ur, the broken systems and culture of our forefathers.
God showed me that my peace and joy was being dictated by the behavior of other people.
Paul and Bettina Stevens share their story of raising adopted, special needs, international children and why they started a support group.
“She didn’t know how to process some childhood trauma and we didn’t realize the degree of the trauma for her.”
For Father’s Day, I decided to ask Doug questions about his journey as a father. You can watch the video here. Because our children span 20 years, it’s interesting to look back at who we were then–in the 1990s, and who we are now–adults in our fifties trying to parent both young adults and two …
I didn’t want to wake up, but the bird outside wouldn’t shut up. I’d reached an emotional low and I needed a proven solution that would help me.
“You have my eyes and mannerisms. “”We share the same bathroom.””I named you.” “We have the same mom and dad.””Our last name is the same.”But I don’t know you. Our houses are surrounded by invisible fences right now. Trapped “for the foreseeable future”, we are experiencing an array of legitimate emotions, some of which must …
“How comfortable am I supposed to be on this side of heaven?” The challenge of our earthly life is to wait for what we know will come but cannot be at present: consistency, constant safety, and social unity.
My tears are an expression of empathy: weeping with those who weep…Our current reality is overwhelming and I, and you, need to unload our stress.