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The Middle

Written by Kristin Orphan, FHF Founder and Director kristin@finallyhomefoundation.net One of my new favorite shows is The Middle, starring Patricia Heaton.  It is so funny, because many of the family scenarios, while exaggerated, are very relatable.  Actually, in the case of my family, some of their scenes don’t seem quite so exaggerated as intended.  The[…]

Transaction vs Transformation

Written by Kristin Orphan, FHF Founder and Director kristin@finallyhomefoundation.net I first heard the phrase, “transaction vs. transformation” when we hired a consultant to help us build the Finally Home Foundation support base.  It refers to the difference between a simple transaction and a life changing transformation.  For instance, when I buy a sandwich.  I give[…]

Keep The Faith

Written by Kristin Orphan, FHF Founder and Director kristin@finallyhomefoundation.net I recently wrote a devotional about the many hardships that the apostle Paul experienced as a result of his obedience to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He was beaten many times, jailed, ostracized, stoned, shipwrecked, cold and hungry just to name a few of his[…]

Orphan Care- A New Language

Written by Brooke Miller FHF Regional Director in Southern California brooke@finallyhomefoundation.net Speaking the language of loving the Fatherless feels like the most difficult and most natural language to learn. Here’s what I mean: “speaking orphan care” can require the most out of you and be brutally difficult. But also, every person I meet who “speaks[…]

Picture Perfect

Written by Kristin Orphan, FHF Founder and Director kristin@finallyhomefoundation.net I’m sitting at my computer staring at the screen saver.  It is a picture of my family.  We are all smiling, wearing matching clothes and the scenery is beautiful.  My kind of day!  Today’s reality is quite a bit different. Two of the smiling children from[…]

Summer Time

Written by Kristin Orphan, FHF Founder and Director kristin@finallyhomefoundation.net Ahh, it’s summer time.  For many of us, it’s a break from early mornings and homework fights. It’s a time to savor the warm weather and more family together time.  I really enjoy summer and yet, there are some challenges as well. My kids are all[…]

Sometimes I Forget To Eat

Written by Brooke Miller FHF Regional Director in Southern California brooke@finallyhomefoundation.net Sometimes I forget to eat.  It’s not that I don’t like to eat.  I love food.  I mean, really, love it.  But the day starts, then keeps going. A phone call here, an email there, and a bunch of just-need-to-get-this-one-thing-done moments. You know, like[…]

Lessons from the Incline

Written by Kristin Orphan, FHF Founder and Director kristin@finallyhomefoundation.net Part 2 – Camaraderie Last week, I told you that my husband and I went to beautiful Colorado Springs to hike The Manitou Springs Incline. It took us just over an hour to get to the top and then another hour to wind our way back[…]

Lessons from the Incline

Written by Kristin Orphan, FHF Founder and Director kristin@finallyhomefoundation.net Part 1 – An Extreme Hike Last week, my husband and I took a rare chance to get away overnight.  We went to beautiful Colorado Springs.  Some friends who grew up there, made restaurant and entertainment suggestions at our request.  One of their recommendations included an[…]

All 100% of Us

Written by Brooke Miller FHF Regional Director in Southern California brooke@finallyhomefoundation.net Numbers don’t usually move people. But there’s one very specific number that moved me out of my seat. It was the number seven. If 7% of the world’s proclaimed Christians were to take responsibility for an orphaned child (perhaps through adoption, perhaps through foster[…]