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Five Things to Remember this Christmas | – Foster Parents Article

Isaiah 9:6-7 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The…

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Cultivating a Culture of Adoption and Foster Care in the Church | – Foster Parents Article

Jason Paredes joined Herbie Newell for the October 2, 2019 episode of The Defender Podcast. Jason is the lead pastor at Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas. He and his wife, Virginia, have six children—five daughters and one son—both biological and adopted. Jason explained that adoption has taught him more about the gospel than anything else. He was living a story of fierce pursuit and unconditional love in a way that tangibly portrayed the way God pursues His children and loves…

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Unity & Diversity in Discipleship | – Foster Parents Article

On the September 25th edition of The Defender Podcast, Drew Raynor, Pastor of Harvest Church in Cary, North Carolina joined host Herbie Newell to discuss church planting, adoption, and discipleship. Drew is married to his wife, Taylor, and has three children, two biological and one through domestic adoption. Drew was part of a church planting team sent out through Imago Dei church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Harvest wasn’t a church plant in the way most people think of them. Harvest…

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What if Abortion became Illegal? – Foster Parents Article

  Several years ago, when videos of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts went viral, I wrote the below post, after contemplating “what ifs” related to abortion. I asked myself the following questions: What if abortion became illegal in the U.S. tomorrow? What would I do? How would I respond? Now, as Alabama has passed the toughest abortion law in the nation, and other states have already passed similar ones, this contemplation is becoming more of a reality, and this post becomes even more…

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Prayers for Our Families in View of Biblical Suffering  – Foster Parents Article

In response to numerous issues of spiritual warfare that has been occurring with staff and prospective adoptive parents, a call to prayer was issued for Lifeline Children’s Services staff. As an overflow of this prayer time, Herbie Newell, President and Executive Director of Lifeline wanted to encourage families through Scripture and to offer prayer for them as they navigate the challenging waters of adoption. The following has been adapted from the April 24th, 2019 episode of The Defender Podcast.  Thinking Biblically about Suffering  Much in…

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