Category Archives: inspirational

Who Is Jesus, Anyway?

Thirty years ago I was “dragged” to a Bible study class and took my 2-year-old daughter with me. I checked her into the children’s program and then entered an auditorium filled with women. Up front was a woman talking about how you could have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. I thought the people were all weird, and

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One Adoptee’s 69th Birthday Reflections

“Look!” the people around the campfire called out, pointing to the cypress trees that lined the famous Monterrey, California grill. Suddenly, a bagpiper came out of the woods, playing a melancholy tune. She wore authentic bagpiper regalia, walking through the field toward us. It was a special touch to an evening that we didn’t think could be any better. That’s

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Amazing Research News For Birth Mothers and Adoptees

Thanks to science, we now have a deeper glimpse into our Creator’s heart that cherish’s birth mothers and their sacrificial gift in adoption….and for the child that is adopted. We all know from Dr. Thomas Verny in The Secret Life of the Unborn Child that: ~the birth mother’s heartbeat and warmth of her body makes the baby feel safe ~the

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An INCREDIBLE Find Unearthed in Israel By One Adoptee

I am one blessed woman! More has been uncovered about my family’s history than I ever dreamed possible. But, isn’t that like God to prove he can and does give beyond our wildest imaginations? Tribe of Dan Before Bob and I left on a trip for Israel, my dear birth cousin, Sharon, (an incredible genealogist) told me that our family

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Waking Up from an “After-Death Experience”

All hope was gone. Professionals say that eight minutes of flat lining means death. My friend flat lined for ten. This morning, a month later, I stopped by to see her. Little by little, she is remembering what she saw, when dead and when alive. “Sherrie!” she said. “Do you know what the first word was that I said when

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How Can Adoptees Know What Their Life Is Worth?

A single thread in a tapestry Though its color brightly shine Can never see its purpose In the pattern of the grand design. And the stone that sits on the very top Of the mountain’s mighty face, Does it think it’s more important Than the stones that form the base? So how can you know what your life is worth?

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Honoring Spiritual Moms on Mother’s Day

There is another kind of mother–not birth or adoptive–that I want to honor. In my case, I want to honor multiple moms. Spiritual moms…who didn’t change diapers or sign relinquishment papers brokenheartedly. No, they gave me something that neither my mom or birth mother could. They took care of Baby Sherrie’s soul after she was born again more than 40

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Adoption Pearls from the All-Adoptee ICU

A lesson from nature teaches us that pain is the catalyst that makes the precious pearl. Through all the tough issues adoptees work through in the All-Adoptee ICU, pearls of wisdom are formed. Here is my “take” on the pearls. How about yours? 1. Anyone can make love, but only God can create a life. 2. Even though my birth

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