Red Letters

Tonight, the low is supposed to be -4. I’m sitting in front of a bright orange, raging fire. I’m looking at our beautiful Christmas tree peppered with hundreds of white, twinkling lights and dozens of ornaments we’ve gathered throughout the years. It’s funny how many of those ornaments have incredible memories of our first Christmas…

Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and…

The Christmas season is always a great time to re-examine my life. This December I’m making a commitment to follow a ‘rhythmic’ pattern of prayer. Especially, since this area is a struggle for me! Here’s the morning prayer to start for today. If you enjoy this, click on this link for a great guide to…

Can you guess? You got it…Africa. According to a new report that is out, Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most dangerous region in the world for a baby to be born — with 1.16 million babies dying each year in the first 28 days of life. Want to know what makes this even more tragic? It’s…

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, and the reflections of a good friend of mine named Lisa Samson, I want to slow down and remember what I’m thankful for. How about you? This Thanksgiving season I am thankful for: 1. My wife and my wonderful children. 2. Starbucks coffee first thing in the morning. 3. Snow…

A few weeks I posted the first half of the introduction to the new book on Africa. This book has to be completed and to the publisher by January 1, 2007 and will release September 2007. Here’s the second half to the intro: "I’ll take this even further. The Christian church is in a state…

Today, I wanted to post some scriptures to meditate on. It tells some of the story of why orphans are so important to God and why we are supposed to care for them. God calls Himself the Father of the fatherless. ·        Psalm 68:5, “A father of the fatherless and a judge for…

When you think of caring for orphans, what comes to mind? What does it mean to provide Justice to the orphan? Is it simply to provide food and clothing? What about just visiting them to say hello and tell them God loves them? What is care? I firmly believe the answer is found in Psalm…

Have you ever stopped to think about what things we are doing in life that really matter? I’m talking about the things that make a difference now, and in eternity. Take a moment to think about what you do on a daily and weekly basis. What things are just taking up empty space? What things…

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Tom Davis

Tom Davis currently serves as CEO of Children's HopeChest (www.hopechest.org), a global orphan care ministry headquartered in Colorado Springs. A tireless advocate for fatherless children, Davis has spent most of his adult life calling U.S. believers to become the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to the 143 million orphans living around the world. Through those connections, thousands of orphans now have the bright and hopeful future--one that is filled with opportunities and the love of the one true Father. Davis speaks hundreds of times each year at churches and conferences, mobilizing the church to action on behalf of the poor. He is the author of four books. His most recent novel, SCARED is a fictionalized account of his first-hand experiencing living and working with orphans in Swaziland, Africa. Davis' blog is the premier resource for the latest developments in Christian orphan ministry. Davis also currently teaches courses as adjunct professor at George Fox University in Newberg, OR.

When not traveling the globe, Davis resides in the mountains of Colorado in the small community of Palmer Lake. He and his wife Emily have seven children, including two adopted daughters from Russia.

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