Cathy Ginder

The Family Nobody Wanted

“We Americans can’t keep one tenth of our population in an inferior position, just because their ancestors were once enslaved…and still be a healthy democracy. It isn’t Christian and it isn’t democratic, and most of us claim to be both.” – Carl Doss (Doss, 1954, p. 187-188) I read a delightful book recently, apparently somewhat …

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Is Abortion Homicide?

“A…abor…abortion. Abortion!” Our eldest son was attempting to make out a large sign held by a man in the middle of the intersection. We were exiting the highway, sitting at a red light. “What does that sign say?” asked one of the kids. They were all intrigued as the sign was nearly as tall as …

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Learning to Hug

“You’re rude. I want a new mom.” Our six-year-old adopted daughter was growling at me. Then, to get her point through, she yelled at me. “I hate you!“ Sigh. “I’ll love you wherever you are.” My answer was completely emotionless. She ran off down the hill toward the lake. No, that’s not right. I need to …

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Every Life Matters

It’s June again. I like June – the weather is hot enough for swimming, but not sweltering, school is nearly over, and summer vacation is calling our family into God’s great outdoors. June holds some sadness for us, mostly faint and fleeting now. June 12 is the anniversary of losing our oldest biological child to …

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Oceans

If you have been around contemporary Christian worship in the recent past, you are probably familiar with Hillsong’s Oceans. About 18 months into our foster care journey I dubbed this song “The Foster Care Song.” It was a frequent listen during some ups and downs then, but we had many Ocean experiences prior to that. …

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