Posts in category Adoption

Our Kids Know More Than We Think

Our Kids Know More Than We Think

We adopted A.J. at 11 days old, and it was my wife’s and my goal to use “adoption language” easily and freely, without hesitation, so that A.J. never feels like it is a taboo subject. Last Saturday, 6-year old A.J. and I had a nice Father-Son day where we shared a movie (Escape From Planet […]

Operation Vanessa

Operation Vanessa

In July, 2008, a California woman filed a petition for a formal adoption of the daughter that she had been raising – in California – for about 6 months. The adoption went smoothly. The birth mother, from Ohio, claimed that she became pregnant from a “one night stand” and did not know the father.

Well, it turns out that the birth mother was lying.

Fellowship Friday #2: 1/15/2010

Fellowship Friday #2: 1/15/2010

Live, acoustic “concert” benefitting POCONOPRC.ORG

Live, acoustic “concert” benefitting POCONOPRC.ORG

Tonight, Stickam… http://www.stickam.com/baseballgeek 7:00pm PST

Our son turned three in a blink of an eye

Our son turned three in a blink of an eye

On the morning of January 8, 2007, my wife and I drove to an adoption agency. We left that agency with this young man in the backseat.

YouTube Christian Collab II: Update 2.0

YouTube Christian Collab II: Update 2.0

YouTube Christian Collab II Update: We have raised $171.57 for poconoprc.org as of this update. Won’t you join us?

Buy my first worship CD and save lives!

Buy my first worship CD and save lives!

I a pre-releasing my first worship CD when you donate via PayPal $9.99 at walkinthelight.net. PayPal takes 59 cents… poconoprc.org gets $9.40. You can download the digital cover and liner notes by clicking here.

The simplest infant adoption reform…

The simplest infant adoption reform…

It is no secret that the infant adoption system that acts a lot like one big baby supermarket is in need of some major reform. An article I read today here proposes the simplest of reforms that could (and should) be immediately made mandatory. I am sure that some adoption agencies make clear to prospective […]

When “anti-racist” means “racist”

When “anti-racist” means “racist”

I hate to make this post because, as the husband of a woman of Filipino ancestry and as the adoptive father of a boy of Guatemalan ancestry, I want to be ever-cognizant of racist issues in this country that they both (have to) deal with and which, as one who has never experienced any significant […]

In May, 2005, Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.

Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted his neighbor's request to get up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.

Eleven months later, his world was turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and, today, he now leads that same LIFEhouse worship team in which he was initially invited to join as a non-believer.

God is cool like that.