A Good Friday Perspective in a Global Pandemic

April 9, 2020 rachelmiley
They were locked in their homes in bondage. Plagues ravaged the land. Hope was almost dashed, and the way forward was uncertain. While this description could be the opening line of today’s news report, this in fact is a description of the scene facing the Israelites during their captivity in Egypt.   The Lord promised
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Truly Pro-Life

April 9, 2020 rachelmiley
It is necessary for us to be passionate proponents of life in the womb—we must be a voice for the voiceless. We must counsel women going through unplanned pregnancies to preserve the lives of the unborn. We must lobby and pray for laws and lawmakers who understand the sanctity of life of the unborn; however,
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Response to the Unexpected: Behaviors

April 7, 2020 rachelmiley
  In Birmingham, Ala., spring is in the air (and so is coronavirus disease 2019). Our daffodils are blooming, the azaleas are budding. It is the time of year we should all be out enjoying baseball and picnics and the beginning of the longer days. Instead we are all in this most unusual and unprecedented
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Educational Tip for at Home: Motor Development

April 2, 2020 rachelmiley
As we all begin to settle into a new rhythm of life for a while, a discussion has been taking place at Lifeline Children’s Services. In all that we do, we want to exercise good neighbor love during this response to COVID-19. We’ve been thinking, “What does it mean to be a good neighbor through
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Racial Reconciliation and the Gospel

April 2, 2020 rachelmiley
From cover to cover of God’s Word, the Lord repudiates and denounces all forms of racism and ethnocentrism. It is our adversary, the Devil, who brings hatred and animosity between the people created in God’s image. Our “adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour”(1 Peter 5:8) and wants to
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5 Family Resources During Social Distancing

March 18, 2020 megan
Posted: 03/18/2020 At Lifeline Children’s Services, we are privileged to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. And what better time to do this than in times of crisis, when the vulnerable are at an even higher risk and fearful people need the hope of the gospel in their lives?
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

March 13, 2020 megan
Posted:03/13/2020 Lifeline Children’s Services is monitoring the occurrence of COVID-19 in our community and the states and countries in which we serve. As always, the safety of our expectant mothers, adoptive parents and staff remains our highest priority. We also maintain our commitment to continue supporting each community in which we serve. Our business operations
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Sanctity of Life and the Gospel

March 10, 2020 megan
At Lifeline, we believe that all life is valuable. The Creator has determined the value of His creation, and He has placed His image in each person He creates, thus bestowing incredible value on each one. It is through this belief that we are compelled to love, serve, and defend life, especially those whose lives
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Generosity Impacts China During Coronavirus Crisis

March 5, 2020 megan
Posted: 3/10/2020 As many of you know, the country of China is in the midst of a significant health crisis. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has significantly impacted the country of 1.4 billion and is now working its way across the world. A recent update released by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that there are
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Family Activities to Celebrate Chinese New Year

January 14, 2020 megan
  Download this free family activity guide containing resources to help you and your family celebrate Chinese New Year. This guide includes recipes, decorating tips, crafts, and other fun activities. Download it today and discover new traditions for your family that will spark special memories every year!
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Five Things to Remember this Christmas

December 23, 2019 megan
Isaiah 9:6-7 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne
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Celebrating Your Child's Birth Country & Honoring their Birth Family at Christmas

December 17, 2019 megan
CELEBRATING YOUR CHILD’S BIRTH COUNTRY AT CHRISTMAS As the holidays begin to draw near, opportunities will come to help families celebrate a child’s birth country in special ways. Acknowledging a child’s birth country can create moments of safety to discuss feelings of being adopted, their birth families, and of grief they may experience by not
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Waiting with Mary

December 5, 2019 megan
Waiting on a child is hard, and I’m sure waiting on a child during the holidays will have its high and low moments.   I think back to Mary, the mother of Jesus. I’m not Mary, not even close, but I think there might have been times when she anticipated what was coming.   Imagine with me: Mary (a very pregnant
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Homeschooling Children from Foster Care or Adoption

October 30, 2019 megan
On the October 23rd edition of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell invited Sheryl Turner and Allison Sinclair to discuss how homeschooling has impacted their families, specifically regarding children who have come into their families through adoption. Sheryl is a mother to five children, three of whom became part of their family through international adoption. She
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Lifeline Grows with Partnership in Louisiana

October 21, 2019 megan
God is continually opening doors for His ministry through Lifeline to grow, and we are excited to share that we have been licensed to assist families in Louisiana with international adoption services! Later this fall, Lifeline will begin to serve Louisiana churches and families by providing International adoption services across the state. We are pleased
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Cultivating a Culture of Adoption and Foster Care in the Church

October 9, 2019 megan
Jason Paredes joined Herbie Newell for the October 2, 2019 episode of The Defender Podcast. Jason is the lead pastor at Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas. He and his wife, Virginia, have six children—five daughters and one son—both biological and adopted. Jason explained that adoption has taught him more about the gospel than anything else.
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Lifeline's Second Annual Orphan Care Conference in Colombia

October 4, 2019 megan
This past August, Lifeline had the privilege of celebrating our second annual Orphan Care Conference in Colombia. The Lord has been gracious and shown our in-country team much favor and response over the last several years, as we have been building relationships with various local churches. Oscar Perez, our Latin America (un)adopted coordinator, has been
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Unity & Diversity in Discipleship

October 4, 2019 megan
On the September 25th edition of The Defender Podcast, Drew Raynor, Pastor of Harvest Church in Cary, North Carolina joined host Herbie Newell to discuss church planting, adoption, and discipleship. Drew is married to his wife, Taylor, and has three children, two biological and one through domestic adoption. Drew was part of a church planting
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Lifeline Hosts China Delegation

October 3, 2019 megan
  In September, we had the honor of hosting an official delegation from NingXia, China at the Lifeline offices in Birmingham, Alabama. The six-member delegation was made up of government and orphanage officials from this beautiful, autonomous region in north-central China. While the group was in the United States they experienced true southern culture, heard
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Supporting an Indigenous Response to Orphan Care

October 3, 2019 megan
Nicolas Osorio, one of the pastors at Iglesia Bautista Renacer in Bogota, Colombia, joined Herbie Newell on the September 18, 2019 edition of The Defender Podcast. Nicolas is married to Juanita, and they have two young sons. Although he has been a part of Iglesia Bautista Renacer since its start by his father twenty-five years
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