God, the Gospel, and the Global Cause of Christ: Reflections on Adoption

They call it a “paper pregnancy.”  It’s the period of time between the conception and finalization of your adoption.  There’s no positive pregnancy test, no hormonal upheaval, no morning sickness, no amazing ultrasounds, no growing belly, no random food cravings, no little feet-kicks coming from the womb, and no agonizing labor pains and delivery.  Yet … More God, the Gospel, and the Global Cause of Christ: Reflections on Adoption

Our Second Adoption

Our family recently started our second adoption.  We have told many of our close friends and family, and wanted to publicize it here so that you can know and pray.  We are attempting to adopt at least two children from Rwanda, which sits on the southwest border of Uganda.  So far we have completed some … More Our Second Adoption

I Am a Father

I suppose Father’s Day, like Mother’s Day, is meant to be a unilateral holiday.  It’s typically a one-way expression of appreciation from children to their fathers.  Yet on my second Father’s Day, I find that it’s also a personal celebration of the high privilege and unique joy of fatherhood.  It’s a day to reflect on … More I Am a Father

Judah’s First Year

One year ago today, Judah arrived at Los Angeles International Airport with Cindi after a 19-month adoption process.  From the first hours to the first week to the court appearance that made everything official to his second birthday, we have enjoyed a year of God’s obvious and relentless blessing. I just spent some time reading over some … More Judah’s First Year

Birthday and Anniversary

Today was Judah’s second birthday and our fifth anniversary.  We found out several months into the adoption process that Judah was born on our third anniversary.  He obviously doesn’t understand the significance of his birthday, but we certainly do.  He was born on December 20, 2005 at Mulago National Hospital near the capital city of … More Birthday and Anniversary

Some Thoughts

It seems that Sunday night marked the transition from a very full two-month season into an equally-full but more scheduled semester.  It would be futile (and possibly uninteresting) to try to summarize this past season, and I don’t know that I’m quite ready to attempt a full-length, single-topic, logically-flowing post.  So here are some recent thoughts, with no intentional … More Some Thoughts

Entebbe –> London –> Los Angeles: A Little Boy Comes Home

Nathan Flook at the U.S. embassy completed Judah’s visa in eight hours on Wednesday.  He met with Cindi at 7:30am, and although his office normally closes at 3:30pm, he extended his day and told Cindi to come at 4:00pm.  When she arrived, the visa was finished.  She is currently spending the night in Entebbe near the … More Entebbe –> London –> Los Angeles: A Little Boy Comes Home

Unsearchable Judgments and Unfathomable Ways: The Final Step of the Adoption

On Tuesday, through another wave of obstacles as unbelievable as they were new, God gave us Judah’s passport.  I honestly just sit and shake my head in disbelief (at the roadblocks) and amazement (at God’s providence) when I talk to Cindi at the end of each Ugandan day.  When she found out at the end of the … More Unsearchable Judgments and Unfathomable Ways: The Final Step of the Adoption

The Adoption Rollercoaster and the Mighty Hand of God

You’ll have to read the previous few updates (at least the last one from earlier this morning) to fully appreciate this one.  We received some amazing news this morning that might not be so amazing if it weren’t for the news we’d received throughout the last week.  Actually, it would be amazing either way because of the … More The Adoption Rollercoaster and the Mighty Hand of God

Another Adoption Update: Significant Uncertainties

There probably hasn’t been a time in our adoption process where your prayers were more needed than now.  Although the Lord turned the heart of the judge to give us a positive ruling two weeks ago, uncertainty has prevailed since then. I won’t explain in detail for a few different reasons, but I’ll summarize so as not … More Another Adoption Update: Significant Uncertainties