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October Baby


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Tonight I got to attend a screening of the movie October Baby with my sweet friend Natalie. I had heard a little about the movie, but really didn’t know much going into it. I was pleasantly surprised.

It is a beautifully told story of a young college-age girl who finds out that she is adopted. But as she begins to journey down the road to find out who she is, she uncovers a lot more than she bargained for. You will definitely want to bring along a few tissues when you see this movie. (Since K-Love sponsored the evening, they had little tissue packets in each of the cup holders for us.) The story is ultimately one of the power of forgiveness, reconciliation, and love. This movie will resonate with those who have adopted a child, are adopted, work to help others adopt, foster children, or have experienced the pain of abortion.  (more…)

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The Center of God’s Heart


On Sunday morning, our church was blessed by speaker Chris Wheeler from Show Hope (Steven Curtis Chapman’s adoption organization). He shared a message with us about God’s heart for orphans and adoption. For me, it was an extremely timely message since I have just found myself joyfully in the beginning phases of being Director of STEPS which I just announced yesterday in my Monthly Update.

James 1:27 – Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (more…)

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