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Trisha Priebe


03/25/2020

5 Helpful Things to Say to an Anxious Child

As parents, if we’re feeling fearful or unsure, then we can rightly assume our kids are feeling it, too. Children who have experienced trauma are especially prone to anxious feelings in uncertain times. According to Karyn Purvis and the Institute …

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03/02/2020

A Word to the Weary Mom

International Women’s Day is this week. But I don’t expect you to know that since you spend your mornings rushing around feeding your kids and getting them ready for school. (Whoever invented the phrase “herding cats” never herded children.) Who has …

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02/26/2020

Called to Care for Orphans? Start here.

2.7 billion people living around the world today have never heard the name of Jesus. That’s the equivalent of China’s and India’s population combined. Some of these people live in countries where worshiping God would almost certainly be a death …

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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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