Category Archives: Adoption

Grab & Go 4: The Power and Promise of Hope

Continuing with my current series, “Grab & Go”, I’m thinking a lot today about the power and promise of hope. Today was my daughter’s first day of kindergarten. Yes – a big deal in our house. Five years ago, her … Continue reading

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The Spirit of God & the Contagious Breath of Hope

In light of the recent news story below, I felt inspired to supply the underlying narrative. Dig Deep for Africa Once upon a time (all great stories begin this way), a young African woman lived in a small obscure village in … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Wellspring

In my blog entitled Life Matters, I have set out to explore a simple idea – that life is embedded with meaning and value without having to ascribe something else to it. I have found it ironic that the more … Continue reading

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Take Care Lest You Forget Episode One

How good are you at remembering things? I confess; I stink at it. Google Calendar and my iPhone are necessary tools to navigate my life with any regularity nowadays. I’m the guy always looking for his keys (have you seen … Continue reading

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A Saturday One Year Ago

On this Saturday one year ago, Lynn and I met Netsanet Wataro for the first time in a care center in Durame, Ethiopia. After a whirlwind excursion from Maryville (via Atlanta, Amsterdam, and Sudan) to Addis Ababa, we traveled by … Continue reading

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Celebrations

Lynn’s blog has been fairly quiet the last few weeks as he has been working to try to select a new pastoral candidate for our church and I’ve been writing on something I  might actually get paid for writing (aka … Continue reading

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What My Daughter Taught Me On My Summer Vacation

To steal from Tertullian: “What does Ethiopia have to do with Myrtle Beach, South Carolina?” How would our Ethiopian princess Netsanet manage our trip to the beach? Would we regret the trip? Would the boys be disappointed that things were … Continue reading

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