The mother of all lies: {in which I release you from owning your child’s behavior}

Off and on I’ve believed this lie about mothering: She is a “good” mother if she has “good” children. Admit it … you know you’ve thought it too.  🙂 Her kids are fantastic.  She must be a great mom.   Or conversely … Her kids are a nightmare.  She’s probably asleep in the minivan.   … Read More

Orphan Justice: Understanding Why Children are Orphaned in the First Place

Orphan Justice: Understanding Why Children are Orphaned in the First Place

My friend Johnny Carr wrote a book that, if you are passionate about orphan care and adoption, you really must read. It’s called Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting. The thing is, most people enter the complexities of orphan care and poverty alleviation through the doorway of adoption.  That was our story, … Read More

On Adoption and Being an Adoptee (with Margot Starbuck)

On Adoption and Being an Adoptee (with Margot Starbuck)

I’m so pleased today to be introducing you all to my friend, Margot Starbuck.  (That’s her on the left, perky and genuine).  Margot is an author of several books (including most recently “Permission Granted” which releases on March 1 (haven’t read it yet, but will soon!)).  She is a contributor at Red Letter Christians, justice advocate, … Read More