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American Sniper, PTSD & Me

January 26th, 2015

My husband and I actually took a little time out for just the two of us and saw a movie Saturday afternoon. He had wanted to see American Sniper for...

  • 3 Ways to Battle Compassion Fatigue

    Happy New Year! One of my more popular from 2014, this post seems the perfect way to begin a new year. If you are feeling a bit…frazzled – there’s hope….

  • When it doesn’t feel like Christmas

    There have been times in my life when Christmas seemed….well…sad. Doctors warn those who suffer (or have suffered) from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder need to be especially wary during…

  • Continued Suspension for DRC Adopted Children

    A must share notice from the Both Ends Burning organization: “Both Ends Burning statement on the continued suspension of exit permits for adopted children in the Democratic Republic of the…

  • The 1 Thing

    In these days of countries closed to international adoption and dwindling adoption numbers, many who care for the orphaned around the globe are frustrated. Many waiting adoptive parents are crushed….

  • Stop Adoption Ping-Pong & Support CHIFF

    Whenever you hear about adoptive parents being “stuck” in an international adoption, this is what is most likely going on behind the scenes:   Parent(s) prepare paperwork for suitability to…

  • 3 Reasons CHIFF Needs to Pass

    The little boy was “unadoptable.” That’s what Eastern European bureaucracy said. Once labeled, his chance of a successful life was virtually non-existent. The Children in Families First (CHIFF) bill [S….

  • The Crimea Orphan Crisis

    It was March 3, 2014. After a busy morning of getting the husband off to work and kids on the school bus, I was able to fix myself some coffee….

  • Crisis in Ukraine – What About the Children?

    History teaches us many things. When it comes to war and occupations, it can be eerily accurate and predictive. Especially concerning children. We seem to learn of the horrid conditions…

  • Oleksandr Turchynov, Ukraine’s Acting President

    “All events demonstrated the greatness of God,” ~ Dr. Oleksandr Turchynov On Sunday, February 23, 2014, Dr. Oleksandr Valentynovych Turchynov, a well-known Baptist pastor and chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament, took office…

  • Help Svetlana

    “I thought of you watching the news tonight, Kim. It’s just terrible what’s happening in Ukraine.” I have received this and many similar comments since the crisis in Ukraine began….

  • Ukraine and Her Independence

    This is a difficult post for me to write. My emotions have been raw over the last week. We’ve all seen the images. Ukraine seemed to be burning. Yet, I…

 
 

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