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217 Kids and Counting

Floyd and Deborah Richardson have served as House Parents at Bethel for a total of 30 years!   Over the years, 217 kids have called them parents, and they are still going strong.   Their story will inspire you.   Learn more about careers at Bethel Help fund our ministry for kids in crisis Editor’s…

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Be Still

Don’t Panic! Marc Cadet, one of our young House Parents, was explaining to a group of boys how God created our bodies to float. They were looking pretty skeptical. “It’s only when you panic and start thrashing around in the water that you sink,” Marc explained. “If you relax, you will float.” Marc shared a…

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From Bethel Kid To Baylor Mom

A Journey of Faith, Love and Perseverance Together, they light up a room. Both mother and daughter have a glow about them, engaging smiles and laughter that spills over, binds them together, and covers a multitude of struggles that have brought them to where they are today. Before them stands Baylor School, one of Chattanooga’s…

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#momforthewin: The Social Media Contest

What parent would turn down a brand new “X-Box One” console that’s free of charge from a social media contest? A really good one, we discovered, when Karen stopped by to donate an unopened box to Bethel.   A Contest of Wills Karen’s son, Jacob, is 13 years old. He entered a contest on Twitter to…

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Run the Path God Has Set for You

  “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” Philippians 3:12 (NIV)   As adults and young adults we are constantly thinking about our purpose and how to arrive at it….

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Speaking with Love in a Culture of Hate

After last year’s divisive election season, I had hopes that inauguration day would be a time for our nation to focus on unity and healing. Unfortunately, the news seems to light up with a new inaugural or post-election controversy every hour of the day. And with this, our children are being exposed to a great…

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The Promise of Something New

The excitement of a “New Year” doesn’t always ring true for everyone. If you are in the middle of a long-term challenge, one day can feel much like the last, no matter what the calendar says. God Wants Your “Nevers” Jessica knows exactly how that feels. She was a teen with a lot of brokenness…

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Which is the Best “Story from the Heart”?

We have shared many “Stories from the Heart” about life at Bethel. From the “Four Year Old Who Fed 500,” who inspired us with his giving spirit, to the teen mom who graduated from our school, earned a welding certificate and saved enough to buy a home where she can raise her baby daughter. Based…

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Christmas: The Longing in our Hearts

At first glance, they looked like simple snowmen But her Christmas drawing reflected a deeper meaning. It revealed the very longing of her heart. A longing we all share.

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A mom talks to her young daughter
7 Tips for Talking To Kids about Tragic Events

One of the hardest things to discuss with our children is when tragic events happen to other children, especially when those events occur close to home. They may feel sad, frightened or even angered by the news. To help you navigate these difficult conversations, here are some helpful things to keep in mind: 1. When…

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