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 Olya Mercy Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36 I 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...
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...
Do Whatever He Tells You

Do Whatever He Tells You

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”  “Dear woman, why do you involve me?”...
Greetings from House of Joy

Greetings from House of Joy

Happy New Year! As we look forward to 2018, we are praying that, together, we can offer hope to more children, support more caregivers, and engage more Christians in caring for orphans than ever before. The children of House of Joy have sent you New Year’s greetings,...
I Have a Confession to Make

I Have a Confession to Make

I have a confession to make. For the first time (I can remember) in my adult life, I started listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving! It was the day before Thanksgiving, to be exact. And I was prepping sweet potato casserole and caramel apple bread pudding....