Lifesong Blog

Trisha Priebe


05/29/2020

Legacy 685 Celebrating 200 Families!

Legacy 685 just celebrated their 200th adoption grant! Legacy 685 is the adoption, foster, and orphan care ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church. It is also a Lifesong Outside the Walls church fund partner. Recently, they celebrated giving over 200 …

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05/26/2020

Young Girls Rescued in Zambia

So far, COVID-19 has forced 743 million girls out of school in 185 countries. These statistics are staggering, especially in places like Zambia, where girls are already at increased risk of sexual exploitation, early and unintended pregnancy, and child marriage. …

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05/20/2020

#1 Tip for New Foster Parents

Right now in the U.S., over 400,000 children are in foster care. And experts predict that the number could increase significantly after stay-at-home restrictions are lifted nationwide. Foster parents are needed now more than ever. The Forgotten Initiative (TFI) is …

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04/14/2020

Radical Business: In Partnership with God

What’s the relationship between pig feed and being radical about your faith? That’s one of the questions Gary and Marla Ringger answered during their recent interview on the FamilyLife Today podcast. Gary Ringger—Founder and President of Lifesong for Orphans—was a …

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04/08/2020

How Friday Changes Everything

This weekend we’ll celebrate Easter. On a Friday night two thousand years ago, chaos and uncertainty reigned. Jesus had just died, and His disciples immediately went into hiding for fear of their lives. Followers of Jesus grieved in their homes …

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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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