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Carole Towriss Adoption 0 Comments

I always think of adding my kids to our family in terms of the holidays. Emma was born on Christmas Eve. Mira was born on December 21, but we met her on the day we celebrate Easter in the west and brought her home on Orthodox Easter, one week later. And Dara and Johnny we brought home two days before …

Defend the Fatherless, part 3

Carole Towriss Orphan Care 0 Comments

David Platt said, “Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” Orphans face incredible life challenges. Orphans are more vulnerable to slave labor, suicide, violence, homelessness, lack of education, …

The Sparrow, the Robin and Two Trillion Galaxies

Carole Towriss Christianity 0 Comments

Yesterday NASA announced they’d been wrong for decades. There aren’t 200 billion galaxies in the universe. There are more like 2 trillion. In the mid-1990s, astronomers arrived at the 200 billion figure with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope. Recently, however, a University of Nottingham team led by Christopher Conselice took another look. They concluded that more than 90 percent of …

Tyranny, Time and Trust

Carole Towriss Writing 4 Comments

So it’s 9:53 pm and I’m writing tomorrow’s blog post. I procrastinate. A lot. Or maybe I just have four children. Everything that is not bleeding, hungry, crying, yelling, or broken gets pushed to the bottom of the list, and a blog post tends to be very quiet. Invisible, even. Until I realize it’s Thursday night and something needs to …

The Problem of Pain

Carole Towriss Christianity 2 Comments

I got a migraine last night—I don’t know how. I didn’t miss any of my doses of my preventive medicine, and there’s not a storm coming that I know of. But before the pain med kicked in I was literally in tears. The medicine will dull the throbbing but it will still last two or three days, and can make me sleepy. It’s …

Five Things I (Re)Learned This Week

Carole Towriss Book Launch 4 Comments

Our six-novella box set released this week, and it’s reminded me of a number of things that I know well, but that always seem to come to light during book launches, especially when it comes to reviews. You can’t please everyone. Some readers liked one novella over another, which is of course to be expected. Some of the authors in …

Bringing Up … Daughters

Carole Towriss Parenting 0 Comments

Life with three very daughters is, to say the least, interesting. When the kids came home from school yesterday Dara was wearing her volleyball jersey because they had a game last night. I mentioned that I thought it looked a little tight across the chest, even though it seemed to fit everywhere else. She said it was because she was wearing a regular …