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Help for Single Parents: Part 2- The Long Haul

Single parenting doesn’t end when the sympathy cards stop arriving or the legal documents are finally signed. Single parents continue to parent through the mundane and the glorious for years to come. Even if a remarriage occurs and a second set of hands is in the house, there are things that will always be a… Read more »

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Help for Single Parents: Part 1- The Initial Need

When people in our life are struggling, it is natural for us to want to help them. We want to ease their burden, take away their pain, and make everything better. We want them to feel better, and we hope we’ll feel better if we can somehow make them feel better. Sometimes we feel this… Read more »

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“Widows Need More Hugs”

At my local women’s Bible study, an elderly widow stood up. In tears, she timidly let out a secret. “I miss my husband and nobody touches me anymore. I come here hoping someone will squeeze my hand or hold my shoulder once a week,” she said, “Young women, widows need more hugs.” I cried. This… Read more »

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Mirrors and Light

I’m working in a coffee shop this morning. The chair is hard, but the earthy aroma and a friendly hum of conversations and quiet jazz make it a great alternative to the office some days. A lady named Irene just stopped by the table to say hello. We’re friends from church. She held a bright-faced… Read more »

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How Can We Impact Teen Orphans?

This post was originally published March 6, 2016  on Project 143’s blog and is being reprinted with permission. EVERY COUNTRY HAS ORPHANS . . . The United States has orphans, but we call them foster children. Foster children, unchosen for adoption, typically stay in the system and in school until they are at least 18 years… Read more »

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Making Room for a Homeless Teen

Ted Haynes, current campaign chair of the Tulsa Area United Way, encourages staff, volunteers and donors by telling his story. Well, it isn’t his story. It’s Sara’s story (name changed for confidentiality), in which Ted and his family played a part. When Sara was 16 years old, her parents dropped a box off at school and told the counselor she could not come… Read more »

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TANZANIAN MAN TAKES ALBINO RIGHTS TO THE TOP OF AFRICA. HE SHOUTS: ‘I WILL REACH THE MOUNTAIN TOP’

The following is a speech from 2011, being reprinted with permission. Sadly, the issues mentioned in this article are still of great concern today. Children are being forced to live in “orphanage-type prisons.” Josephat did in fact complete his journey, and his fight to educate the people of his country on the facts about albinism continues to this day. … Read more »

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Adoption: Belonging to God

“He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will…” Ephesians 1:5 One thing that is truly amazing about the Bible is how it meets us where we are – it is a living text. As I grow, I can read the same passage in… Read more »