Make Summer Memories

Summer ushers in the chance to slow down and really connect with our kids. Now you might be thinking, summer also ushers in challenges with kids’ schedules, trying to find time for vacations, and even our non-stop South Florida heat. But instead of looking into summer feeling overwhelmed, I would challenge you to see the opportunities to make memories that kids will cherish more than you may realize.    The little things When my wife Linda and I were foster parents, we learned how the seemingly little things were what made the kids in our home feel the most special. […]

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Healthy Reunification is the Heart of Foster Care

It was 30 years ago this April that God used an ad in the Buffalo News to change our lives. My wife Linda and I saw an ad reading, “House Parents, Wanted” – 1,371 miles away from our home in Buffalo. We sold our house, sold our cars, left comfortable jobs, and took off on a new, half-time life adventure. What really made that ad stand out to us was a verse our pastor had shared a few years prior, James 1:22, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”  We set out […]

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