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Adoption = A Constant Reminder of the Gospel

“Adoption mean God is not my Father
I got the hottest Poppa and by the Spirit holla Abba!”
Shai Linne, Song: Atonement Q & A, Album: The Atonement

My wife and I are considering adoption once our son gets a little bit older. In an effort to bless our city (Denver), we are thinking of going with either a local adoption agency or being a part of the local foster care system with the hopes of one day adopting a child of any ethnicity.

It would be a beautiful thing to bring a small child home with us and call him/her our child – and for him/her to call me, father, and Rebecca, mother.

Similarly, God looked at us before the beginning of time and called us our son & daughter.  The “earthly” view of adoption is a great reminder of what God has done for us – and – the price Jesus paid for adoption to be accomplished.

John Piper, Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, along with Desiring God talk about this idea more in full. Enjoy!

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Posted by on March 8, 2011 in Articles

 

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The 3/50 Project: Buy Local

I stole this from The Bookery Nook here in The Berkeley District of Denver, Colorado. I think that it’s a super-idea and wanted to share the idea with you guys about what the impact is of buying locally in your neighborhoods.

It’s called the 3/50 Project. And here is how it works.

3 – What three independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared?  Stop in. Say hello. Pick something up that brings a smile.  Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around.

50 – If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.  Imagine the positive impact if ¾ of the population did that.

68 – For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.  If you spend at a national chain, only $43 stays here.   Spend it online and nothing comes home.

1 – The number of people it takes to start a trend… you.

Spend 50.
Save your local economy.

— Follow Armando’s updates on Twitter (@Armando923)

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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