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Heart Work

September 21, 2017

Orphan care is heart-work. Almost anyone involved in this work is doing so at a deeply emotional level. That makes it easy to lose perspective on your part in the big picture. When this happens, we often find ourselves trying to do it all. We move from being the worker to trying to be the […]

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‘SEE’ Rising from the Dust—An Excerpt

March 7, 2017

  The following is an excerpt from Steven Curtis Chapman’s new book, “Between Heaven & the Real World.” This story takes place after the Chapman’s youngest daughter, Maria, passed away in a tragic accident. They were having their house rebuilt, and Steven snapped a miraculous picture. You can order the book here. Near the end […]

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7 Great Quotes About Family

February 14, 2017

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones you accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who […]

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Why We Give

December 28, 2016

This past year we brought home our fourth child, our first through the miracle of adoption. Our son Jonah spent nearly 5 years at Maria’s Big House of Hope. He loves to tell stories of his time there, and look at pictures of all his friends in China. Recently, he fixated on a photo of […]

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Philanthropy

December 8, 2016

Hello, my name is Phil. It’s Philip actually, but you can just call me Phil. A few years ago, God brought me deeper in discovering something I believe he’s had planned. This discovery changed the way I think about my work, and I think it can change the way all of us approach helping others. […]

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Using Social Media For Good

December 5, 2016

We’re a technology obsessed society. Americans spend 4.7 hours a day on their phones, which is one-third of the time we are awake. And, lest we jump to conclusions, this isn’t just a young person problem. The highest average time spent glued to a phone is seen in people ages 25-54. This is an all-of-us […]

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What is #GivingTuesday?

November 29, 2016

On Thanksgiving, Americans take time to be grateful for all that we have. Then on Friday through Monday, Americans will set global retail spending records for things we want. A step back for perspective is helpful, and that’s what Giving Tuesday is all about. After a historically expensive extended weekend, Giving Tuesday is a time […]

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Gifts That Help Change Lives

November 10, 2016

The elevator dinged as it reached the fourth floor of Maria’s Big House of Hope. The doors slid open and Kellan zoomed out in his ZipZac, a special type of wheelchair designed specifically for children with spina bifida. He rounded the corner and turned left down a hallway, trailed closely by his nanny, who made sure that Kellan […]