Twenty years ago, Tim Thompson was riding into adulthood on the back of a garbage truck. But step by step, Tim and his wife, Heather, began to sense God calling them to something much larger than themselves. Today, after multiple trips to Haiti and many more to Uganda, the Thompsons have added two adopted children to their family and run a non-profit to help provide life-saving resources to thousands more across the globe.
Growing up in the green room of SNL, being born to a fire-eater and adopted by a SWAT cop, having internal organs explode, and adopting a deaf girl from China, Scarlet Hiltibidal has been given some strange life experiences—and lived in fear through most of them.
But life changed for Scarlet when she learned to hold the gospel up to her fears and realized that though she can't fix herself or protect herself. Jesus walked into this broken, sad, scary place to rescue, love, and cast out her—and your—fear.
Season 1 of the Ordinary Faith Podcast has been an absolute joy! We’ve talked to some amazing guests, we’ve learned to find God at work in the little things by looking at “What’s Good,” and we’ve embraced the journey of pursuing ordinary faith in God’s extraordinary grace. In this bonus episode, Dan looks back on what we’ve discovered in Season 1, and looks ahead to what’s next with Season 2.
Michelle Wuesthoff is an author and faith coach with a passion for adoption. Her first book, Grafted In, details her journey of discovering comfort and confidence in Christ through the spirit of adoption. Michelle has five children: one biological, two adopted from Korea, and two adopted from Uganda. In this episode, I talk with Michelle about brokenness, obedience, and how she is becoming whole through a new understanding of God as Father. Grafted In releases on September 18, 2018.
On This Episode
Guest blog post - Our Adoption Story: Finding Faith When God Seems Silent
Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram
Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon
What’s Good with LaShawn B.
Natalie Gwyn proudly claims the title of World’s Okayest Mom as she raises six children with her high school sweetheart. In between laundry and carpool, she is a contributing writer for Huffington Post, Guideposts, and The Today Show. Natalie joins us to talk about finding peace in the present, the hard road of obedience, and how adoption doubled her family and changed her life.