The Kingdom-Driven Family

Building a Home That Serves Christ and His Kingdom

One of the recurring conversations I had with my daughters as they grew up was that I was not responsible in a direct sense for the color of their hair or eyes, their height, or whether they had natural inclinations for a particular activity that caught their interest. When we studied biology and the science …

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Recently, while negotiating a service with a salesman, I commented that his physical features didn’t match his last name. He was obviously Asian, but his last name was Irish. He informed me that he had been adopted from Korea as a child as a result of being born to an unwed mother whose boyfriend’s family …

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There are people who do amazing things, things I find it hard to imagine doing myself. These people inspire me. Missionaries who give up living in Western style comfort for the third-world mission field, doctors and midwives who pursue practices to under-served populations, and couples who bring foster children into their homes to raise as …

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When I was in high school, I prided myself (as did my parents) that I was enrolled in “honors” classes. When the class rankings came out, I was usually in the top ten percent. I can vividly remember thinking and commenting negatively about the girls (in my all girls school) who took home economics. To …

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I well remember the first moments of holding my son in my arms after he was born. It was the perfect intersection of terror and ultimate joy. Within my arms lay a child who, while no longer dependent upon me for oxygen, still would require my constant care when it came to feeding, clothing, and …

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