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A SECOND CHANCE AT A FAMILY

My heart broke when I read the story of seven siblings that lost both parents in a horrific car crash. Their entire family was traveling with a moving trailer when they veered off the highway and flipped several times,…

Children Labor Senior Citizens

ANGEL WINGS OF LOVE

I lost my baby girl when she was just three days old. I think about her every day and I have for 44 years. When it happened, there weren’t a lot of people I could reach out to, and…

Children Unique Ministries

LUCY’S LOVE BLANKETS

We all need extra love and comfort sometimes, especially if you’re a kid going through a difficult time. That’s why I started “Lucy’s Love Blankets.” I make and ship flannel blankets for free to kids going through an illness,…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

MOMS IN THE MAKING

Infertility affects so many couples but is rarely discussed. My husband and I married in 2011 and a year later, we tried to start a family. But we couldn’t get pregnant. We got tested, and were told we’d never…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

INTO HIS ARMS

‘There’s a 10-day old baby girl and she has a disease,’ I was told. ‘I’ll take her,’ I said without hesitation. Just hours later, the social worker was at our door in Guatemala, holding a bundle wrapped in a…

Children Prayer

GOD CARRIED ME THROUGH

I went into marriage expecting I would need a lot of medical intervention in order to have children. I had been told my chances were slim. Five months into my marriage, I began thinking about my options, but before…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

THE LA LA LAND KIND CAFE

We need to care and be kind to one another. I was blown away when I learned how America has failed older kids in the foster care system. Once foster kids reach the age of 18, they “age out”.…

Children Unique Ministries

HELPING HANDS

I have always liked the thought of kids giving a helping hand to other kids. When we decided to homeschool, I began to look for opportunities where we could serve as a family. People need help in many different…

Children Food Verbalizing the Gospel

THE BREAKFAST CLUB

“God sees you. He loves you. God has a good plan for your life. Your life matters.” This message of love and hope is how I end every Breakfast Club. In a world where teenage depression, anxiety, and suicide…

Children Financial Help Food

THE CAKE GUY

Seeing children battling cancer has always tugged at my heart. Five years ago, I saw a story about a teenager who was battling leukemia. He was fighting for his life at Children’s Hospital, but he spent time going around…

Children Food Unique Ministries

GRACE

One Saturday of every month, I host a prayer breakfast for adults in my home. One day, we noticed a diverse group of children walking up and down my street with nowhere to go and nothing to do. Idle…

Children Unique Ministries

MENTORING A YOUNG BOY

As a university professor, I spend most of my time with adults. I love mentoring these future leaders. It’s very fulfilling work. But twice a month, I spend my lunch hour with an elementary school boy that I met…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

SUFFICIENT GRACE MINISTRIES

I founded Sufficient Grace Ministries for Women in 2004, eight years after the loss of my twin daughters Faith and Grace and about six years after the loss of my son, Thomas. Faith and Grace were born still in…

Children Unique Ministries

ANGELS IN WAITING 91:4

I have been a Neonatal ICU nurse since 2010. I am also on the bereavement committee, and part of my job includes dressing babies once they pass on to Heaven. God had been speaking to me about finding someone…

Children Other Special Needs

ADOPTION IS NOT PLAN B

Even before we were married, my husband and I knew we wanted to grow our family through adoption first. I initially felt a need to adopt when I was in high school and saw the orphan crisis up close…

Children Prayer Verbalizing the Gospel

GOD CAN. GOD WILL

My life changed forever on May 10, 2016 when an oncologist’s diagnosis of ‘Pnet Brain Tumor’ was spoken about my precious, two-year old daughter, Emma Beth. Just one day earlier, Emma Beth had been healthy and happily playing with…

Children Unique Ministries

WE DO CARE

On February 14, 2010, I woke up at 5:00 in the morning. Jon didn’t make it home that night because he had died in a car accident. I was 34 and he was 38. We had a 3-year-old son and I…

Children Special Needs

THE LUCKY GIRL

Lucky. We can all apply this word to our lives in one sense or another, but for me, the definition has radically changed recently. I am a junior in college, majoring in occupational therapy. I have always had a…

Children Food Unique Ministries

GOT ‘FREE’ MILK

In 2017, my oldest daughter started kindergarten. The school she attends has the highest poverty rate in our district, where 75% of the students receive a free or reduced lunch. So, there is a lot of need. A month…

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