stories

A Call to REFRESH

by Sarah Roney To all those weary mamas and papas out there who find themselves in the trenches of loving their kids from hard places, From a war-weary mama whose babies are struggling, A few reasons we need REFRESH: Because their brains just don't work the same way....

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Yahweh-Shalom: “The Lord, our Peace”

by Christine Stahl “Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you...

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Yahweh Jireh- The Lord Will Provide

by Christine Stahl Philippians 4:19 – “And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Sometimes we can take this verse out of context and use it as a blank check we can cash in any time we are in need. It has sometimes...

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Strength in Weakness

Part 2 in a series of adoption and special needs. You can read part 1 here. by Sarah Roney Last night we showed our daughter how to swallow a pill without chewing it. It needs to last a full 24 hours in our body and if she chewed it first, the medicine would hit her...

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Trusting God When Things Fall Apart

by Craig Belford As a faithful follower of Christ, I know and believe that God is sovereign. That God is good. That God never leaves us or forsakes us. Indeed, the scriptures are filled with testimonies to each of these divine attributes. Of his sovereignty, the...

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All That You Need to Know

by Scott Roney “This is it?” “That’s all we have.” I was incredulous. This girl was about to become our daughter, and the little information we had in her file, was not very accurate. “But she had ringworm, right? That’s why her head was shaved,” insisted Sarah. “Ahh…...

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Paper Pregers: Adoption in Progress

By Lisa Jarot When an adoptive mom announces she is waiting, the world does not erupt with celebration in the same way it does when a pregnant mom announces she is carrying her next child.  Why not?  It’s the same news.  We’re both saying, “We’re having a baby”, or in...

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The Way of the Cross

By Sarah Roney There aren't any books out there on how to love your sons birth mama well. How I wish there were. I wish there were rules and boundaries and the ability to look up the answers at the back of the book. But the beautiful messiness of open adoptions means...

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An Adoptee’s Story

by Kat Belford This spring I had the opportunity to sit on an adoptee panel at the Replanted Orphan Saturday Conference. It was the first time I had ever talked to a large audience about my adoption. To be honest, I hadn’t even thought about my story until the...

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