Too Much Togetherness?

May 28, 2020 megan
We are all spending A LOT of time together now. Is your family struggling with “too much togetherness?” Whitney White, a family counselor, discusses togetherness, its effects, and how we can avoid fights and frustrations.
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Spiritual Refreshment Through Scripture

May 19, 2020 rachelmiley
With so much change and uncertainty, let’s be reminded of truth. God is a God of peace. He says to “fear not,” and we are encouraged to praise Him in all circumstances. Refer to these Bible verses when you need spiritual refreshment. Pick a verse or two to memorize together as a family. “THE LORD
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Brother, Sister Learn About Liberia Through Mission Kid; Make Art to Raise Money

May 4, 2020 rachelmiley
By Neisha Roberts The Cheek family is one of many that has recently, and unexpectedly, opened its very own “private Christian school” while social distancing, as mom, Morgan, explained. Parents have dug down deep with creativity to fill the days with learning, fun, and for the Cheek family, the gospel. Morgan found Mission Kid on
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Response to the Unexpected: Siblings

April 28, 2020 rachelmiley
  Mutual hardship can bring either disharmony or unity.   Alexandre Dumas in “The Three Musketeers” wrote, “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.”   Winston Churchill said, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”   Proverbs 17:17 states, “A friend loves at all
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Response to the Unexpected: Attachment

April 21, 2020 rachelmiley
 The recommended and mandated safe responses to the novel coronavirus require most of us to veer out of our normal routines and schedules. Parents are working from home, and children are schooling at home. There are no play dates, lunch with friends or family, trips, or outings. Although these situations can be frustrating and
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Life Is Not a Choice

April 16, 2020 rachelmiley
In 1973, the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade ruled that state laws banning abortion were unconstitutional. The court ruled that a woman’s right to privacy was legally more important than the interest of any state in the protection of an unborn child. The decision ruled that unborn children were not “persons” who were
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Response to the Unexpected: Parenting

April 14, 2020 rachelmiley
Although sheltering in place can bring many positive opportunities to our homes, the unpredictability and stress of the situation can caused unexpected challenges. Your child’s behavior may have regressed due to the unpredictability and stress of this new normal during the COVID-19 crisis. While trying to maintain some sanity, you may have slipped into some
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Educational Tip for at Home: Sensory Development

April 11, 2020 rachelmiley
At the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak, Herbie Newell, president and executive director of Lifeline Children’s Services, gave the Lifeline team the challenge to be a “good neighbor” and pray as we began to work away from our offices and in our homes. It has now been more than a week, and as much as
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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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