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Beth Templeton
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AN ADOPTIVE MOTHER'S THOUGHTS ON HER CHILD'S STORY
FROM BETH: I realize now that when we first brought our children home I had an undefined but deeply felt and well-meant desire. However, I have also realized that my desire was not exactly what God had in mind. Let me explain. I wanted our adopted children ...

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ENLARGED IN THE WAITING
From Beth: I love the Advent season. Advent is all about waiting in anticipation, not just for the presents of Christmas morning, but for the manifestation of God’s presence—the increase of His kingdom, in this world, in our situations, in our hearts, in ou...

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"Dad, I've gotten myself into a little trouble....."
It happened almost every weekday around 6:30 and it was one of the most touching things I have had the privilege to witness. It is a picture of adoption really—simple, deeply moving, and truly beautiful.  Our three boys, all recently home from a Russian orp...

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SHAME: WHAT YOU SAY IS NOT WHAT THEY HEAR
From Beth: I recently heard William Paul Young, author of The Shack,  say something that so perfectly describes what I have seen in some of our children. He said, Shame destroys your ability to distinguish between a value statement and an observation. As so...

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MY GARDENING LIFE
From Beth: I am not a gardener, but if I were my garden would look something like this. Pretty, right? Everything in its place, ordered, organized, contained and thriving. Beautiful and fruitful. Yep, that is it right there.  And that is a pretty good pictu...

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I WILL COUNSEL YOU
From Beth: I hear the Lord saying, 'I will stay close to you, as I instruct and guide you along the pathway of your life.  I WILL COUNSEL YOU along the way, and lead you forth with My eyes as your guide. So don't make it difficult, don't be stubborn when I ...

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WHAT IS THAT TO YOU?
From Beth: Susan and I have been off the blogging grid for a while, taking care of many needs with our families and friends. And if you follow us on Facebook you'll know that Susan spent many weeks in West Africa working with the Ebola crisis. But, we are b...

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WHAT IS THAT TO YOU?
From Beth: Susan and I have been of the blogging grid for a while, taking care of many needs with our families and friends. And if you follow us on Facebook you'll know that Susan spent many weeks in West Africa working with the Ebola crisis. But, we are ba...

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RUSSGLISH
From Beth: There are so many sweet blessings tucked away in adoption. So many unexpected moments of beauty.  Our youngest daughter loved to play with dolls and could spend hours playing house, but her two older sisters were not as interested. So when Kristi...

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A BEAUTIFUL MESS
From our friend Gina McCarn . We very much appreciate hearing about the realities foster parents face. May we all see the beauty in the mess!! Perhaps one of the most beautiful messes is foster care. I became a foster mom 21 months ago. We are still in our ...
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