Why Become a Foster Parent?

We didn't realize it at the time, but when my husband and I began to consider foster parenting, we may have had a slight "savior complex" going on. Ahem. We knew there would be sacrifices involved. But we counted them worthwhile as we anticipated swooping into places where children were being severely abused and callously neglected, scooping them up into our arms and … [Read more...]

Loving Your Child Enough

One of my priorities as I write is to always be truthful. Sometimes the truth is beautiful and charming and inspiring. But other times it's messy and ugly and...somehow still inspiring when we allow God to wrench it from our grasping fingers and use it the way He wants to. Here's fair warning that there's some truth of the messy variety ahead. One recent afternoon, my … [Read more...]