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Ryan North

Rest

posted on September 19, 2016

There are many things about our American lifestyle that people from other nations find peculiar. They look at our habits and rituals and don’t understand why we do some of the things we do. One of those things that others…… Read More

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2016 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference

posted on September 1, 2016

The 2016 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference will be held October 21 & 22 at Irving Bible Church. Last year we went BACK TO BASICS, this year we decided to go BEYOND THE BASICS. We will feature TBRI trained…… Read More

Ryan North

The Greatest is Love

posted on August 30, 2016

A friend of mine spent some time in foster care as a child. He was placed in care when he was 10-years-old and reunited with his birth family some years later. There are those who would call that a foster…… Read More

Ryan North

Wherever You Go

posted on August 23, 2016

Some years ago, a friend of mine was involved in a serious car accident on his way home from work. As he crossed through an intersection, another car ran the light and crashed into the side of his car. As…… Read More

Ryan North

Jesus Often Withdrew

posted on August 15, 2016

We started a tradition some years ago in our family that has fast become one of my favorites. We head to the mountains of Colorado for a week at the beginning of August every year. We live in Dallas so…… Read More

Ryan North

God Blesses Those Who Mourn

posted on August 8, 2016

Life is hard. We have to deal with so many things that we would rather not deal with every day. There are things that disappointment us and things that scare us. Disappointment, and sometimes fear, can lead to anger. When…… Read More

Ryan North

Kindness and Mercy

posted on July 31, 2016

  As adoptive and foster parents we all understand that our kids’ stories did not start with us. They each have a history that we are not included in. Their stories range from that of a young mom who placed…… Read More

An Encouraging Word

An Encouraging Word

posted on July 23, 2016

Have you ever climbed into your bed completely exhausted at the end of the day? Have you had days when you’re so tired that you fall asleep before your head hits the pillow? It seems like most of my days…… Read More

Sing to the Lord

posted on July 17, 2016

All of us have stories to tell and those stories are based on our personal experiences. Those personal experiences then become the memories (good and bad) that we have and share with others. While our life experiences create memories for…… Read More

Ryan North

Do Not Be Afraid

posted on July 9, 2016

  The instruction to “not be afraid” is the most frequently occurring command in the Bible. We are told to not be afraid over 350 times. Fear is addressed more than love or giving, hope or heaven, faith or salvation.…… Read More