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Easier Said Than Done

posted on January 18, 2013

People who make things look easy really get on my nerves.  You know who I’m talking about.  Ever watched one of those cooking shows on TV?  You see them making some recipe in 10 easy steps and it always comes…… Read More

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Listen to Our Hearts

posted on November 29, 2012

“I tell you this story because for too many years, people have told my stories for me. I am ready to speak for myself.  So where do I begin?”  — Juli Jeong Martin, transnational/transracial adoptee Listen to Our Hearts from…… Read More

A Brief History of Tapestry

posted on October 11, 2012

We are often asked questions about how Tapestry began. Here is a short video that gives you just a bit of the history — The video was created as part of a church-wide focus called Journey On — a celebration…… Read More

The Practical Gospel

posted on September 27, 2012

Is the Gospel at odds with becoming prepared and equipped for the adoption or foster care journey? Does learning and seeking help in any way diminish the role of the Gospel? In this session, presented at the 2011 Tapestry Adoption…… Read More

Shop at the Tapestry Online Store

posted on September 24, 2012

Tapestry has launched an online store at, where you will find select resources such as DVDs, audio CDs (coming later this week), and Tapestry t-shirts.  You can also order print copies of the Created To Connect study guide and…… Read More

Ten Questions Adoptive Parents Often Ask

posted on September 19, 2012

Empowered To Connect is offering a new video series entitled Ten Questions Adoptive Parents Often Ask. ETC will be releasing a new video each Wednesday on the Empowered To Connect website. Here are the three videos in this series released…… Read More

Can You Say You’re Sorry?

posted on September 4, 2012

Sometimes, the baby wakes up at 5 am with a fever, and your 4 year old comes bouncing in an hour later excited for the first day of school. As you are struggling to wake up, sort through what a…… Read More

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

posted on August 26, 2012

Dr. Karyn Purvis is fond of pointing out that the only parent that hasn’t made a mistake is a parent that has only been parenting for three minutes. Parenting mistakes are unavoidable part of what it means to be human,…… Read More

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The Dog Days of Summer

posted on June 18, 2012

Summer is in full swing and it seems like déjà vu all over again. I’ve written in the past about the challenges that summer presents for me as a mom. In listening to many of my friends, it sounds like I…… Read More

A Challenge for Adoptive Dads

posted on May 14, 2012

Watch as Michael Monroe talks about the need for adoptive dads to partner with their wives to work together as they lead their children toward hope and healing. Check out the Empowered To Connect resource library for lots of great…… Read More

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