Surrendering to God’s call

When God prompted us to adopt Joy three years ago, it came out of the blue—days before our twenty year wedding anniversary. For seven years, I’d…


Today we say the long goodbye. . . again

Have you ever lost a child?  The pain, the grief, the disbelief of losing a child is something most of us have no desire to imagine. Even the thought…


The gift of foster care to the church: Five ways to shift your perspective

As we begin a new year with fresh intentions and focus, I’m reminded that perspective is everything. The way you look at the opportunities and…


Say yes

Last fall, Rebekah Lyons released the bestseller, Rhythms of Renewal, where she outlined four simple rhythms – Rest, Restore, Connect, Create – that…


Our ordinary family’s extraordinary foster care journey

This article was original published on November 7, 2016. It’s hard to believe we are approaching eight months of being involved in foster care. It…


The single-word solution to the epidemic of fatherlessness

My name is Harmony Klingenmeyer, and I am wife to Scott and the adoptive mom of three amazing boys.  In the last five years, my husband, Scott, and I…


Whitewater Parenting

I’ll never forget that evening in early January.  Our young and only child, Matthew, was asleep, and my wife was at a meeting that would run late.…


Christine Caine on Being Unnamed

Last week, we released a new episode of our podcast, Pardon the Mess, with Christine Caine as the featured guest. I hope you take time to listen to…


Where are all the pregnant girls in our pews?

I sat there that day, staring into the eyes of a beautiful seventeen-year-old with tears streaming down her face. “Beth” told me what so many girls…