Dedicated to feeding the souls of those who care for the orphaned, the vulnerable…the least of these.
Kim de Blecourt

 

BEHIND THE BELL – On the Second Day of Ringing

December 11th, 2013

Observations from 12 Days of Ringing the Kettle Bell for the Salvation Army My second day of ringing the kettle bell brought an extra awareness of what I refer to as...

  • Rest In Peace, Sergei

    I will never forget the chilly November day in 2009 when I learned Sergei Magnitsky had been murdered. I was having tea in the Kompot Restaurant along Deribasovskaya in Odessa,…

  • Why I Continue to Hope…

    I felt as though I had been slapped, to stunned to reply. “Only a fool would see hope in this situation. There is no hope to be found. You can’t…

  • One Story – T4A 2013 – Part Two

    The Story that Changes Everything. It was more than a conference theme by the time the last general session speaker left the stage. It was a life impacting message of hope….

  • T4A 2013 – Exhibitor SPOTLIGHT

    Exhibitor SPOTLIGHT 2013 Together for Adoption National Conference Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – Louisville, Kentucky I loved simply walking through the exhibitor area at this year’s Together for Adoption national…

  • One Story – T4A 2013 – Part One

    I was intrigued by this year’s Together for Adoption national conference theme, ‘The Story that Changes Everything.’ I thought I knew ‘the story’ that would be told; the story of…

  • Adoption – The Joy and the Pain

    Pain is throughout the adoption process. A child has lost their family, parents have lost a child, siblings are separated and governments act patriotically rather than paternally. And we, as adopting parents, are not immune to this pain. We may find ourselves asking: “Why is there pain in adoption?” Perhaps, the question we should ask is: “Do we trust God enough to carry our pain to the ultimate joy that is adoption?”

  • How Adoption Begins

    The most exciting part of my 2013 AWSA Conference and ICRS attendance this year was a Facebook notification I received on my Samsung mobile phone while in the hallway of the hotel:
    “David Platt wants to be friends with you on Facebook.”

  • Holding Out for a Hero

    You will not leave a legacy of worse Russian relations than when you took office. Why wait two or three years before starting the talks that will come anyway?

  • “Are We There Yet?” Book Review

    I don’t often review books. However, when I briefly met Sue and Hector Badeau on a recent trip to St. Louis, I knew I wanted to review their upcoming release,…

  • Ethical Adoptions? YES!

    We’ve seen the numbers. 153 million “single orphans” (have lost one parent), 18 million “double orphans” (have lost both parents) and 8 million (approximate number of orphans actually needing a…

  • Dear Kathryn Joyce, Letter Two

    Dear Kathryn Joyce…I’m convinced you are viewing both the global orphan crisis and the growing evangelical response from too great a distance. Let’s step closer…

 
 

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