One of God’s favorite topics

One of God’s favorite topics

“We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift.  For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.” 2 Corinthians 8:20-21New International Version (NIV) Money. Most of us have a...
Your most valuable contribution

Your most valuable contribution

Without you praying, we’d close The Boaz Project’s office door and go home. Permanently. Because the job is just too big. Oh, we strategize a lot at The Boaz Project. We think through best practices for orphan care. We create programs to help house parents. We think...
A Secret Recipe for Evangelism

A Secret Recipe for Evangelism

“I will be in them and you will be in me. So they will be completely one. Then the world will know that you sent me. And the world will know that you loved these people the same as you loved me.” –Christ, as recorded in John 17:23 (bolding and italics added) There’s a...
God has a plan for reaching orphans

God has a plan for reaching orphans

As my vehicle pulled up to the facility, I noticed the Soviet structure sagged from wear and almost boasted of its distinct odor. I braced myself for what I may see on this first visit to this orphanage for school-aged children. Once inside, I was escorted by a stiff...
God blesses us in order…

God blesses us in order…

Last week, My husband, Jim, called to me from his office, “The eight richest people in the world hold as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population!” I repeated the sentence in my mind a couple times, trying to comprehend it. So…eight men could combine...
How To Demonstrate A Living Faith

How To Demonstrate A Living Faith

Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.  If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? –James 2:15-16 Several years ago, I was asked to address the children in...
A Father To The Fatherless

A Father To The Fatherless

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,     is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families,”  Psalm 68:5-6a I always marvel this time of year that God sent His Son to earth as a tiny babe. It wasn’t enough that he took on the form—and...
Your Nov. prayer news from The Boaz Project

Your Nov. prayer news from The Boaz Project

The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.                       Luke 8:38-39...
Have you ever…

Have you ever…

“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”  I Corinthians 9:22b Have you ever watched a tiny octopus climb off your plate? Have you ever bathed in pig poop? Have you ever had your hair permed using chicken bones as curler...
Your Heart’s Thermometer

Your Heart’s Thermometer

”We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift.  For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.” 2 Corinthians 8:20-21New International Version (NIV) Money. Most of us have a...