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Twelve Thirty-One

I praise God that I am not alone
     I am loved
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Maria Joy Born’s 1st Anniversary

Julie and I have decided to press “pause” in our foster care ministry for a season.  It is because we have great news to share.  We are expecting a “new Born” in June.  God’s timing is perfect as are his … Continue reading

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Child #2

Last week was extraordinary as God just blew open the door to receiving another child into our home.  On Thursday, we took in a 4-year old girl and now despite the greatest joy I have ever felt, my family is … Continue reading

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On Adoption Into God’s Family

March 12, 2008 8:03 AM Last Sunday we celebrated our newly adopted daughter, Maria! We pulled out all the stops and made as much of it as possible. This is how we all felt – overjoyed that this little girl … Continue reading

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Introducing Maria Joy Born!

Yesterday was an extraordinary day!  We finalized our adoption and heard the judge declare a new name for our daughter – Maria Joy Born.  It was not a grand ceremony, but having many of our friends and family surrounding us … Continue reading

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Signing Adoption Papers

On a personal note, today is a very exciting day in the Born household.  Around noon, we will sign the adoption papers for Maria.  Exactly a year ago I wrote these words: The real issue of life, the bottom line … Continue reading

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Overflow

Welcome to the Overflow – forsaking the American pursuit of safe, comfortable, manageable and clean living for something much more exciting and dangerous and dare we say, biblical.  I am writing this to encourage men to open up their lives … Continue reading

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On Unconditional Love

I want to recount my experience in court on Thursday. It was perhaps one of the most profound moments I’ve ever had. In juvenile court there is a lot of dysfunction, abuse, anger, neglect, brokenness and heartbreaking sadness. Every case … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Maria & Trust (Part 2)

I don’t know how to process the news that we got yesterday regarding Maria. It was not good. Our chances of having Maria remain in our family are very slim. February 22 is already the set date to hand her … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Maria and Trust

Wow! One month ago, Julie and I had just returned from our Idaho vacation. All vacation long, we talked and prayed about the new era we would come home to – the era of opening our home to foster/adopt children. … Continue reading

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