Goodbyes, a new housemate, and a whole bunch of code

Since we moved to Ethiopia nearly four years ago we have not been back to America for as long as we have been here this time (almost 4 months!), and I have to say we have never been more ready to get back home. If there ever was any doubt that our family feels that...

More about creating families

Many of you have heard us share the story, or watched the video of how we are creating families in Ethiopia, it is something that Jessie and I are passionate about so you don’t have to go far into anything either of us say or have written before we start trying to...

Brokenness Aside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01KObXjd0qM Stop your day with me here for a moment, close your eyes and listen to this incredible song. As we prepare this weekend for the 20 children who will be coming into our new forever families over here, I am finding that this...

Yesterday, today and forever

A few days ago, on that wonderful day when we were certain that our final approval was going to happen, I was driving through town on the way back to the office from the store and my phone rang.   I pulled the car over to the side of the road (yes, there are cell...

On Friday in Ethiopia

This was the sun that rose in the East. This was the coffee grinder that lost it’s lid. This is the lake the formed on our street. This is the furniture factory where we looked for couches. These are the men who made the couches. These were the stairs that led...

Fierce Redemption

Today I would like to introduce you to ten very special friends of mine. Men who are going through the fire right now, but also learning of the fierce redeeming love of the one who made each of them and cares for them.  You have been hearing about them here on the...
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