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When Easter is not in Retrospect

When Easter is not in Retrospect

With Easter behind us on the calendar, it’s easy to move on to other events and projects. The sacrifices of Lent are completed (whether or not successfully), the ham has been eaten, and the celebration has concluded. We’ve returned from family gatherings and our pants...
When God Seems Distant

When God Seems Distant

 Have you ever secretly wondered if God had gone on vacation? You keep sending up prayers, but heaven’s hollow silence refuses to reply. Maybe you picture Him somewhere off-duty, a lei around His neck, while you wrestle to face hardship alone.Or maybe you see the...
Who Needs to See the One, True God?

Who Needs to See the One, True God?

 It’s been nearly two months now since one of our Indian house parents was headed to the Department of Children’s Welfare, preparing to make a case to keep the boys in his care. As we prayed for him, I kept asking the Lord to help the official see that this man served...
Not Why, But What

Not Why, But What

One thing people quickly notice when getting to know me is that I am a question asker by nature. I ask questions because I believe that questions will lead to gaining more knowledge and/or a better understanding. But lately, I have found that there is one question...
When You Don’t Know What to Pray

When You Don’t Know What to Pray

As followers of Jesus, I am positive that we have all been in seasons of life that feel indescribably heavy. More times than not, when you’re facing circumstances that seem so overwhelmingly impossible to fix or change. . .when you feel powerless. . .a dear brother or...
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...
What an Orphan Taught Me: Mercy Edition

What an Orphan Taught Me: Mercy Edition

April with OlyaMercyBe merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36I couldn’t believe God had miraculously reunited us!Olya and I had spent many hours together when she was growing up in the orphanage. From my first time in her orphanage, she stayed right by...
The Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley

Mountains. How wonderful it is to stand on or be past the mountain!When we stand on or move past the mountain it is significant because we have overcome. We have escaped the valley and we are on the mountain top, where we believe the Lord provides and speaks so...