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When most of us think about the intrinsic meaning behind the word “movement”, we imagine something shifting from one place to another. A car moves in one direction, and reaches it’s final destination. A dancer creates movements with her body that tell a story. The reality is that movement demands change, and change implies that whatever is happening in this moment will transform and be different in the next. If we the Church are truly committed to creating a movement that...
Exciting times here at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest as over 2000 people are on the campus May 2-4, 2012 for the launch of Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit VIII. It’s not too late to join us! Walk-in registration is open. You’re welcome to spread the word that others can watch and chat with us during the live, free video stream available at http://saddleback.com/summit2012...
Let’s take a glimpse into a parent-child connection. Picture this... a young girl is bubbling over with joy about something that happened at school. Upon returning home, she bursts through the front door and screams, “Mom, you won’t believe what happened today in math class!” Mom is busy preparing food for dinner, looks up for a moment to say hello, only to cast her eyes back down as she continues cutting vegetables to toss into the pot of boiling soup. Her daughter is spilling over with excitement, eager to...
We often tell parents that there are six words for adoptive families to live by. Practicing these words have can bring dynamic hope and healing to even the most difficult situation. Founded in the love of God, the six guiding words are Be Compassionate! Be Firm! Be Proactive!

Be Compassionate! Never forget for a moment, the suffering and pain your child experienced before coming to the safety of your home. Childhood traumas remain ever-present...