Lifesong Blog

Trisha Priebe


02/07/2020

5 Things to Pray for Your Child’s Birth Parents

It happens every time I kiss my son’s silky black hair or hold his little hand— I am reminded that somewhere in the world, a set of parents is missing out on the same opportunity. I don’t know anything about my son’s birth …

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01/29/2020

7 Comments Adoptive Parents Often Hear (+ Their Grace-filled Responses)

As an adoptive parent, you know that adoption invites all kinds of comments. As an adoptee and an adoptive mom, I understand. (Is it just me, or do a lot of these comments get made at the grocery store?) Some comments …

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12/20/2019

Important Update from Bolivia

While we have much to be thankful for this time of year, not all is peace and joy around the world. Here’s an important update from our team in Bolivia. Would you join us in praying for them today?—   …

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12/16/2019

From Orphan to Mentor: Meet Kristina

She doesn’t have many childhood memories. But Kristina does remember life with her parents— “They were very busy with drinking and constant parties with their alcoholic friends. When things got really bad, we had to move and start looking for …

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11/22/2019

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ | Mister Rogers Movie Review

“Hello, Neighbor.” With those two little words—and the familiar opening song and sequence—viewers like you and me who grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood are instantly transported back to the cozy, low-tech set we knew and loved. If you’ve ever wondered …

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11/04/2019

Movie Night: 5 Family Films About Adoption

Movies can be a helpful catalyst for conversation. And since adoption is a time-tested theme in entertainment, many choices exist. Not all family-friendly movies containing an adoption element are a good idea, however. If you’re looking to avoid a movie (a.k.a. The Avengers) whose …

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10/30/2019

November is National Adoption Month!

Here at Lifesong, we believe every month is adoption awareness month. But we’re grateful November has been recognized nationally as National Adoption Awareness Month! Whether or not you have been personally impacted by adoption, here are 3 ways you can make this month impactful— …

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10/28/2019

The Powerful Story Behind Orphan Sunday

In Lusaka, Zambia—a city of over 1 million people—is a tiny compound called Kalingalinga. Here, the roads are dusty as the sun beats an eternal inferno on the heads of street vendors selling vegetables to make ends meet. Children laugh as they …

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10/23/2019

How to Use Your Holiday Budget to Make the Biggest Impact

The average American will spend approximately $650 on gifts this year. Which, according to the National Retail Federation, will total more than $465 billion during this holiday season. That’s a lot of money, and it’s a lot of opportunities to …

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10/16/2019

How to Pray about Adoption

Prayer is easily one of our best and most underutilized tools. It’s not because we don’t want to pray. Nor is it because we don’t believe prayer is powerful. Sometimes we simply don’t know what to pray. Life—and specifically adoption—can get really complicated, so …

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