The Covenant of First and Second Mothers in Adoption

By Barbara Rainey | May 6, 2022 | 1 Comment

Note from Barbara: Jodi and I have walked parallel tracks. We’ve both given years to serving and growing Christian Alliance for Orphans, cafo.org, and we’ve both come close to birth mothers and been profoundly changed by the experience. While tomorrow’s National Birth Mother’s Day will get no press or sudden spikes on social media we can be […]

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The Gift of Listening

By Renee Swope | January 25, 2022 | 2 Comments

With so many things competing for our time and attention, how many of us moms are struggling with really listening to our kids? Our guest writer today, Renee Swope, gives us some great insight into this common issue and helps us understand the importance of this gift. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing her wisdom. I […]

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When God Doesn’t Give You What You Desperately Want

By Kristen Clark | January 12, 2022 | 3 Comments

Today’s post is by Kristen Clark.  Kristen has confronted first hand what it’s like to ask God for a deep desire of our hearts, but to receive in answer what can be perceived as a deep disappointment. We hope you will enjoy her story and hearing about God’s work in her life.   Standing in […]

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Create in Me in 2022

By Barbara Rainey | January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

As an artist I especially enjoy thinking of Jesus, who created the universe, “who holds all things together” (Colossians 1:17) as the Divine Artist. The maker of snowflakes! The intricate delicacy of each tiny crystalline form speaks of brilliant design. (If you want a reminder, look at these stunning photos.) The Trinity of Beauty cannot create […]

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Your. Marriage. Matters. (Part Two)

By Barbara Rainey | October 7, 2021 | 3 Comments

  If a vote were taken on the top cultural issues of our day, divisions and polarization would top the list, along with problems of racism and lack of trust in one another. But to me, one of most distressing trends today is how marriage is losing its value. Increasingly, younger generations view marriage as […]

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