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Why Do I Serve Orphans?

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So, why give my life to serving orphans? Because I believe that God has a soft spot in His heart for orphans.

Wow, that was the easiest, shortest blog I’ve ever written!  I see you still have a full cup of coffee beside you, so let’s unpack this question for a minute.

Where do I come up with the idea that God has a soft spot in His heart for orphans? Well, where do we learn anything about God? This thought came to me through my daily reading of Scripture.

I first noticed that God wanted the Israelites to always be conscious to care for and take care of the needs of the fatherless (Deuteronomy 14:29).  This was so important to God in fact, that He included it in the Law. Continue reading

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Love Isn’t Work

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I remember doing something very special for my mother on Mother’s Day back when I was about 8 or 10 years old. We lived in the city so we did not have a lot of room for a flower garden, but my mother loved flowers. My Father decided we would take the little patch of dirt that we had in front of the house and make a flower garden for Mother’s Day. All I remember is how fun it was! We pulled out everything that was there already…. bushes, weeds, etc. and made a raised bed with railroad timbers. Continue reading

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Moving Again

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I found myself sitting at the kitchen bar with my children the other day, and as I was contemplating our 6th and 7th moves in the last 5 years I decided that I wanted to be the responsible adult and help my children find joy through our trials. With excitement in my voice I asked them, “are you excited to move to Dublin for the summer?” This question was met with an array of funny faces and shrugs. Later that day, as I spent time reading and meditating, I found myself making the same array of funny faces in my own heart .For a moment I began to allow doubt and the fear of man to creep into my thoughts. Questions like, “Am I being lazy…… Am I not leading my family properly? Continue reading

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