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"The state or quality of being good". None of us are good within ourselves.
It’s the goodness in us that reflects who Jesus is.
I think about the scripture in Matth . . .
Ephesians 4:32 tells us, "And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ, forgave you."
Having tenderhearted kindness is somet . . .
- "not just the ability to wait but how you act while you are waiting"
I saw this definition a while back and it broke my heart because I realized that G . . .
When I think of foster care the last word I would use to describe it is “peaceful”. In fact, I can’t think of anything more polar opposite. Finding peace in foster . . .
Long ago, I was one of the fools who thought that foster children become immediately happy the moment they’re removed from their damaging homes. They must be relieved a . . .
When I sat down to write about being a foster parent and the topic of love, I really struggled. At first, I thought that it would be simple; I obviously love the kids tha . . .
When I was growing up, my parents had apple trees in our backyard. They were beautiful trees, great for climbing & enjoying the shade. But at certain times of the y . . .
I used to hear my friend, Abi, frequently say, "I wish people wouldn't applaud us for fostering the kids who are with us. We're not some WONDERFUL gift to them."
I mea . . .
I grew up in the flannel graph years of Sunday school. I realize that ages me & my kids look at me like I am speaking a foreign language when I talk about it. But it . . .