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    A Thirty-Six Year Journey

    by Heather Bock My journey began thirty-six years ago. You see, I’m about to turn forty years old–a milestone that both disturbs me and heightens my desire to follow what I feel God has called me to do and live this life fully for Him. As Switchfoot sings: “Life is short; I want to live it well.” Standing here at forty, looking forty but feeling twenty, let me tell you: it seems very short. How can I waste a minute? Thirty-six years ago, four years old, bubbles piled high in the bathtub, I told Jesus I wanted Him to come into my heart. What does a four year old know?…

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    Fear at the Door: The Difficulties of Fostering

    by Heather Bock Greg and I began the process of fostering to adopt about three weeks ago. We started the online classes, began attending the classes in-house with our agency, and checked off the first items on the somewhat overwhelming list of what we need to complete before we can say yes to a potential placement. Can I say how frustrated I was that I couldn’t seem to measure our house right in order to make our drawn floor plan correct and how proud I was when I was finally finished (not perfect, but as close as I could make it)? Truly, I don’t know how I could measure from…