Tag Archives: Adoption

Thankful for Family

“Gratitude is the attitude that sets the altitude for living.” This is the very first “proverb” (“Jamesism”) I remember learning from James MacDonald when I visited Harvest Bible Chapel for the first time back in the 90’s. He was right then, and … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Our Last Day in Manila

October 9th was dominated by one theme: preparing to return home.  We ate our classic breakfast buffet at the hotel, then headed over to the mall for sovenier shopping.  After being exposed to such great stores at the “new” mall … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: New Children at Shekinah

The day before we left Shekinah Home to take John to Manila, and ultimately to the United States, the home took in four new children – a sibling group.  I don’t know any of their names, and I wouldn’t publish … Continue reading

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How God provided for our travel to the Philippines

It has been almost 48 hours since we left our home to head to Manila. Tomorrow, we visit Chosen Children (a ministry to children in Manila who will likely never be adopted), and then take an overnight bus to Ilocos … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Safely Arrived in Manila

Our flight from Hong Kong to Manila touched down about 9PM. We were praying that we would actually get our luggage and that everything we packed would still be there. We found the baggage claim easily, and our bags were … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Our Flight to Manila

The flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was just over 15 hours. We then had an hour and 15 min to catch our connecting flight to Manila – on a different airlines in an airport we’d never visited. So, we … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Departing the US

Greetings, all who might be interested in learning more about Faith’s and my experiences on our trip to the Philippines to pick up our son, John. We’ve been journaling every day by hand (busted laptop), so this will be a … Continue reading

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