One rainy night on the Zambian savannah, a mother’s heart moves the hand of God. From a land laid waste by disease and drought emerges this incredible story of courage, suffering, and the ultimate triumph of the power of God’s love. This is the true story of an infant born in the bush of southern Zambia at the height of the worst drought in years. That tiny life was awaiting the traditional burial—lying on the chest of her mother, who died during delivery. For months the relentless claw of death would try to snatch another victim, but God had a purpose for her life.
Through Tedd Galloway’s eloquent and inspiring words you will learn that:
God’s timing is perfect, but not always understood Genuine Christian love is colorblind Love is costly and can be painful Every life is precious to God The cost of loving doesn’t compare to the joy that comes
Our world would be a different place if God’s people saw each other through the eyes of the mother in this story. Be inspired as you read about the body of Christ not just talking about loving each other, but actually demonstrating it.
Tedd Galloway is a former pastor and missionary who served as a pastor in six churches. For three years he worked in Zambia, where he oversaw property development for his denomination. He has been married to Donna for thirty-nine years and is the father of three daughters. Due to a spinal injury, today he finds himself writing and guest speaking.
Mary Ostyn married her sweetheart at nineteen, and the pair had four kids by their eighth anniversary. When their youngest was three, God opened their eyes to the needs of orphans all over the world—and answered Mary’s longing for another baby. Over the next nine years the couple adopted two boys from Korea and four girls from Ethiopia.
Ostyn, a beloved adoption writer and blogger, shares—alongside stories from other adoptive families—the practical tools and resources she uses to thrive as an adoptive mom. In Forever Mom, she reveals how to:build heart connections prepare your other children for new siblings help babies, toddlers, and older children settle in implement attachment parenting address misbehavior while remaining connected nurture your marriage in the midst of it all
Whether you’re the parent of an adopted child or interested in pursuing adoption, Ostyn’s warm advice and fresh perspective will inspire, inform, and affirm. You’ll walk away confident you will be the perfect mom for whatever child God brings into your life.
Slowly putting one foot in front of the other, Suzy focused on the unfailing character of God, her husband's faithful partnership, and the hopeful faces of the children before her. Plodding and stumbling toward understanding and healing, Suzy found that God's faithful companionship and the promises of His Word lightened the darkest hours and sustained her life.
Healing came slowly and with it, transforming lessons of pain and courage. With a passion to reach out to encourage other suicide survivors, Suzy shares the healing that is found in Christ Jesus.
Includes a Survival Guide for those impacted by suicide and suggested resources for further support.
Why do we need to be boxed in
by these words of human pen?
Let’s take the log out of our own eyes,
honor all people and be wise.
Let’s not be divided anymore,
and let’s not judge to even the score.
Stop the polarization
and come to God’s nation.
These adoption stories are true /p>
Showing support to the weak too.
Meeting people in their need
and also spreading God’s seed.
Let’s be joined in selfless love,
a rare treasure trove.
Unconditional love is shown
to those adoption is known.
There are forty real life stories about every aspect of adoption.
The answer is a resounding YES!
The One Factor traces the impact of a single person, moment, investment and vision as it uncovers the Source of the one factor.
In The ONE Factor you'll read stories of people who are changing their world. You're invited to join the conversation.
When I started my journey into parenthood I never thought it would look like this. I never planned on having three adopted children, and I certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most of the things God does, once we stepped into the craziness and confusion of the unknown and unplanned, we quickly realized that we were indeed among the lucky few.
When my husband and I decided to grow our family ten years ago, we were surprised to find that getting pregnant was not as easy as we had thought it would be. And as we navigated the ups and downs of infertility, God led us down the path of adoption. Of course, we would adopt! Not what we had originally planned, but certainly a wonderful option.
But just as we began to get a comfortable grasp on growing our family through adoption, God introduced us to Macyn Hope, a very sick little girl with Down syndrome who desperately needed a family. As we continued to follow God’s calling, first with Macyn, and later with Truly and then August, we found ourselves further and further from the comfortable paths we thought our lives would take, and instead moving down some very scary, and often painful roads.
Even though at times His plan seemed terrifying and even downright foolish, little could we have known how much goodness, blessing, and joy would flow out of loving these three little people He’s put into our lives. No, it’s not been easy: not the open-heart surgeries or the challenges of raising two children with Down syndrome or the complexities of dealing with birth-families or the struggles we’ve had with the public education system. But through it all, every new and uncomfortable situation has only proven to be another chance to see how very good God’s plan is for our lives and how downright lucky we are to be able to live it out.
It’s only the lucky few that recognize that the most beautiful things in this life are often found in the differences. What some would see as misfortune, I’ve learned to see as nothing more than pure luck.
Chosen for Greatness profiles 25 well-known adoptees who were given the opportunity to change history for the better when they were taken in by their new families. Their contributions and accomplishments span the spectrum from science to sports, religion to entertainment, technology to politics. These adoptees didn't accomplish what they did in spite of being adopted; rather, it was their adoption that played a positive and critical role on the road to their success. This unique book will forever change the way everyone—including adoptees and prospective parents—understand the incredible global tradition of adoption.
There is no need to struggle alone or in isolation. Other families know what you are going through. Find strength in not only your faith, but in the community of others who understand your heartache and disappointment, and the desperate need to help these children have a future.Provides an account of real-life struggles and solutions from early childhood to young adulthood Opens a window into their life and family in hopes of encouraging others Reveals understanding, compassionate support for families facing these heart-wrenching challenges.