God Meant It For Good

God Meant It For Good

by Becky Burns You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, in order to bring about this present outcome – to keep many people alive.  Genesis 50:20 There is no doubt that the enemy has plans and schemes against us.  His goal is to steal, to kill, to...
Now They Are Sons

Now They Are Sons

by Becky Burns Who doesn’t love a good before and after?  We binge-watch those shows about dramatic home renovations – from disaster to dream dwelling.  We marvel at the makeovers posted on social media – from drab to youthful. But there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that...
Hats Off to Kids

Hats Off to Kids

Don’t you just love it when kids get involved?  Their enthusiasm and can-do attitude infects their parents, their church, their community. Calvin, adopted from Ethiopia, heard about the need for formula in House of Joy orphanage, especially preemie formula that is...
A Busy Month at House of Joy

A Busy Month at House of Joy

El Roi (the God Who Sees – Genesis 16) beautifully demonstrates God’s depth of compassion for those cast away without hope.  God’s comfort and provision for Hagar is not a one-off, thankfully.  We witness His rescue of helpless babies all the time! Not only does He...
But God…

But God…

Mimi’s is an all-too-familiar story. Abandoned as a newborn, we are left with so many questions. Why? Did her mother so fear the shame and very real consequences of single motherhood that she thought this was her way out? Was she so destitute that she simply could not...
So Very Grateful for You

So Very Grateful for You

by Becky Burns I’m sure there are other ministries with great donors but you couldn’t convince me that any of them have people who give as generously or as whole-heartedly as those who give to NewLife Ethiopia. Whether it is a request for money to purchase food to...