Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?
What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?
(excerpt from The Hole in Our Gospel)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Life Song blogging moment

Listen in as Jen Young, Forgotten Advocate, shares the impact one 'journey bag' had on a precious foster care child,

"A caseworker called to say thank you for the journey bags we delivered. She described one story of a child that came into care with a sibling from a horrible situation that involved a death of a parent. Caseworkers tried to keep the two brothers together, but could not, which was very difficult for the boys. The caseworker said that when she gave them a journey bag, their eyes lit up. She expressed how excited they were to have their own bag and the joy it brought the kids really touched the caseworker as well.

I couldn't help but tell this caseworker about the 500 bags we received from a church that put each of these bags together. I told her that while we're glad the bags are appreciated, needed and useful, God cares about this child and took care of the details. His hand was upon this situation and He knew just what this child needed!"

The "Journey Bag Project" is just one way The Forgotten Initiative, partnering with Lifesong for Orphans, seeks to bring joy and purpose to the foster care community.

To see how you can be involved or to learn more, please visit their website.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I won't rest...I can't.

The past few days (maybe weeks) have been hard. For those of you who know me, you know why. For those that don't, let's just say that promoting something that is at the heart of who I am doesn't always fall on ears who want to hear it. I get it...but it still hurts. If this one topic hurts me this badly, I can only begin to imagine how we must hurt God when His words fall on our deaf ears.

Well, my ear plugs are gone. My channel isn't changing. I'm taking the Bible literally this year when it says: "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." (Proverbs 31:8-9)

Maybe Tony and Lauren Dungy can say it better than I can. Maybe at one time people thought they were nuts too? If so, then I am in good company - and there is no place I'd rather be :o)

Super Bowl Winning Coach Tony Dungy Halftime Video for from Adoption Journey on Vimeo.