Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Ohhhhhhhh this is so good.  Cate posted it over on fb today.

We can talk till we are blue in the face about how much some of our kids struggle with empathy or lack it altogether...


...if we are completely honest with ourselves...painfully many of us parents fail to show empathy towards our struggling children?

If they say..."I ABCDE!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Do we say..."Bummer.  At least you have FGHIJ."

When they say..."I HATE everything and EVERYONE in this HOUSE!!!!!!!"

Do we say..."Bummer for you.  At least you have a family to hate.  AND A HOUSE TO HATE!!!!"

Believers with struggling kids...we too are struggling kids.  

I know for a fact that I lack empathy much of the time.

Perhaps you do as well.


The relentless & ever present struggle does wear us down.  I know.

And it is oftentimes after seasons of empathetic parenting that we snap and fail miserably.

Those times are great opportunities to model a turning from sin...REPENTENCE.


And....sometimes....the person stuck in the the one walking in sin and giving into the evil desires of their own heart.

The Theology of Adoption 3

I can't stop crying.

If you too need a good cry this.  

Friday, December 6, 2013

Closed Countries

Kazakhstan & Russia.

Struggling kids & families who are having trouble & trying to find help...and the downward spiral that grows and grows and grows into a huge thing...which nobody want to see happen.