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Julia DesCarpentrie

Julia DesCarpentrie

Julia DesCarpentrie is passionate about orphan care, adoption and fostering. She has been blessed to live out God’s call on her life in those areas through her work with The CALL (Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime), a foster care church initiative encouraging more Christian families to foster children in need. Julia has been an advocate for the fatherless for 10 years, as both a volunteer and also serving with Hope for Orphans before her work with The CALL. She is also an active volunteer in the community and has served on several community boards. She continues to minister to other mothers and foster/adoptive families through writing and speaking with MomLife Today. Julia is the mom of five children entrusted to her care through birth, adoption and fostering. She and Branden have been married for 16 years.


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Snowflake Cocoa

We have a new cold-weather favorite: Snowflake cocoa. Creamy white-chocolate bliss! I heat it and serve it from my slow cooker so it’s perfect for holiday gatherings. I prefer to sprinkle a little…

Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo. You can find simple strategies to organize your own Orphan Sunday event to share God’s heart for the fatherless by visiting…

Blessing Our Meal

Three young prayer warriors around the table are always willing to volunteer for the blessing before dinner.  As you can imagine, we have some interesting prayers. There are the “tattling”…

Adding a Kinkajou to the Game

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Observations of a Pool Rat

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Brown Bag Favorites

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Mama’s Kindergarten Anxiety

This month we enter a new phase of life.  My baby boy will be going to kindergarten.  I will drop all three of our children off at school and return…

Forgiven and Forgiving

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Self-Esteem

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“Roughing it” Creates a Perfect Day

Mount Laundry was staring me down this morning, as I have just returned from a 10-day family trip. Two large suitcases had regurgitated their contents all over my living room floor.  The sink…

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