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Archive for December, 2012

Note: Everyday Prayers is no longer free. It’s still most certainly worth the investment, though. Scotty Smith’s book Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith is free today as a Kindle book. If you are a Kindle person, you should definitely go get it. Everyday Prayers would be a great “purchase” for 2013! By […]

“Through the coming of Jesus Christ into the world as the only begotten Son loved by the Father, the Love which flows eternally between the Father and the Son in the Holy Trinity has moved outward to bear upon us in history and is made known to us above all in the sacrificial love of […]

TV Special Tonight: A Home for the Holidays

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 19, 2012

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is once again partnering with CBS to present “A Home for the Holidays,” a TV special celebrating the joys of foster care adoption. My good friend Johnston Moore (co-founder of Home Forever) and his family will be featured on tonight’s 8:00 PM (EST) program. Johnston is one of the […]

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Together for Adoption Interview

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 18, 2012

This past weekend I stumbled upon a brief video interview I did back in 2011 in Phoenix. I completely forgot about this interview until I saw it for the first time on Saturday. It’s just 1 minute and 39 seconds long and gives a good summary of T4A’s mission.

Winners of Chosen By Love Giveaway

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 17, 2012

Our two randomly selected winners of the Chosen By Love giveaway are Callie and Amy Hatcher Land. Congratulations! Please email your physical address to dan.cruver (at) togetherforadoption.org to receive your copy of Chosen By Love. Winners were selected using RANDOM.ORG. Below is the complete randomized list of those who entered the giveaway. 1. Callie 2. […]

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Visiting, Restoring

by Dave Cruver Published Dec 17, 2012

When the least of these (i.e. vulnerable children) are cared for, other people will be cared for as well– relationships are restored. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. ~James 1:27 What does visit […]

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If you think about it, to celebrate Christmas is to celebrate our adoption by God. According to Paul, God the Father sent His eternal Son into the world so that we might receive adoption as sons and be co-heirs with His Son. “When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born […]

The Good News of Christmas

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 13, 2012

“When [God the] Son became incarnate, communion with God became incarnate, and with his incarnation perfect obedience permanently entered the human race in him. In the incarnate Son, communion with the Father and perfect obedience to his holy will finally burst into the far country of our alienation from the Father. Through the incarnation, Jesus […]

Two Kinds of Gift Giving

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 12, 2012

Miroslav Volf: Consider the true gift we celebrate at Christmas, God’s advent into the world. Here is how the apostle Paul told the story of Christmas: “For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you […]

“As soon as Jesus was conceived by the Spirit in the virgin womb of Mary, the healing and sanctifying of our humanity began. When Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life’ (John 11:25), he was not merely referring to what he was about to do with Lazarus in the tomb, nor to what […]

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Mini-Course on the Theology of Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 10, 2012

If you are looking to deepen your understanding of the theology of adoption, start with the six hour-length lectures below. All six of these excellent lectures were given at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for the October 4-5, 2012 Together for Adoption Conference for Pastors & Orphan Care and Adoption Ministry Leaders. Whether you are a […]

Tom Jaski has graciously allowed me to give away 2 copies of his excellent children’s book, Chosen by Love. Here’s the book’s description: Adoption is both a gift and a blessing, but it can also come with difficulties. In Chosen By Love, young Chloe experiences ridicule from other kids because she is adopted. Seizing the […]

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