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Jan 17 Orphan Care Video

Posted by The Well Video Team

Hear stories of people from The Well who have been personally impacted by fostering and adoption, and consider what you could do to care for those who have no one to care for them. More

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Jan 16 Letting Go, Leaning in and Learning More

Posted by Chris Schultz

I’ve been asked at least 100 times how my sabbatical was. It’s hard to put into words all that I encountered and learned during my time away. During my sabbatical season I was given permission to LET GO, LEAN IN and LEARN MORE. I will always be grateful to the elders at The Well for the space I… More

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Jan 11 Mommy Wonder

Posted by Erin Obwald

Adoption is funny. It’s one of those things you won’t fully understand until it’s happens, like marriage, being a parent, being a certain profession, or [fill in the blank]. Here is a glimpse into my story. Married, with three biological children, my husband and I found ourselves heartbroken… More

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Jan 10 Caring For the Least of These

Posted by Caitlin Snee

For a year and a half, my husband and I had been foster parents in Southern California. After moving to Fresno last December, we were required to start the whole certification process all over again. But we knew this is what the Lord wanted from us, so we completed the lengthy paperwork… More

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Jan 4 Team Thailand Village Update

Posted by Peyton Bell

Let’s be honest. When I signed up for this trip, I knew I was going to have to get out of my comfort zone and do things I had never done before, because that’s just part of the job description. I thought I’d be trekking through the jungle, clearing my way through the foliage with a machete (the… More

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Jan 2 The Freedom in Saying No

Posted by Alex Wilson

What do you get when an Energizer[1] has a people-pleasing problem? An overcommitted and stressed pastor. On a bad day, I turn into a “Yes Man” in order to get others to like me. In the meantime, my other commitments get put on the back burner. It leaves me with this undertone of failure. And… More

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Dec 19 2016 7 Ways to Practice Presence in the Busyness of Christmas

Posted by Melissa Danisi

We all get a little nostalgic during this time of year. After all, as my neighbor declared (singing at the top of her lungs at the first sight of Christmas lights on our street), “It’s the most wonderful time of year!” We love the red cups, the traditions, the gifts under the tree, all of it. We… More

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Dec 12 2016 Are You Choosing Comfort Over Growth?

Posted by Heather DePartee

I love plants. I probably have more potted plants than I need, and my front porch and living room look a little bit like a jungle, but it’s wonderful. One of my plants had been in the same pot for quite some time. It’s a cute little pot. Its age shows and I like it that way. The thing is, the… More

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Dec 4 2016 Growing Your Family Through Adoption

Posted by Sara Freitas

It happened over four years ago, but I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was at my parents’ house enjoying a leisurely Friday afternoon when my phone rang. We knew we could get “the call” anytime from our agency, so my heart skipped a beat at a number I didn’t recognize. I had my social… More

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