I didn't get news of a release from IBESR yesterday, but I did feel as through God spoke to me regarding our adoption. I received a check in the mail for 35 dollars. It was a check that I WAS NOT expecting. You see, I consigned something, and never heard anything about if it was sold or not. I guess to my surprise, it sold, and 35 dollars was my profit!!!! This was like God telling me that he is still in control, still working for us. Like he was telling me to stay focused, that he would provide. What an awesome day!
Please Lord, Give me good news today about our adoption.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Please pray for Three Angels, the People of Haiti, Our son's Birth Mother, Brother, and all his Extended Family as a strong storm, which might turn into a hurricane, heads right for Haiti. This country (and many others) needs our prayers right now, and in the days to come. Please remember, if this was you or your family, or your country, you would want prayer, so please don't forget to pray for them.....
Saturday, August 23, 2008
There comes a time in every woman's life when she has to take a close look at herself. Not at her circumstance, not at what she did, not how unfair life is, or at who made you do it.
She has to just look at herself in all her glory and imperfection.
Have you eve r admired a woman who has been through changes in her life?
Or have you made up in your mind that she is just messed up.
Before you make this mistake, take a closer look.
A woman who has endured the most unusual life is someone of wisdom, someone who has been chosen by God to go through things that have made her stronger.
Think of all the great women in the Bible: Mary Magdalene, Ruth and Naomi, the woman with an issue of blood, and Esther, to name a few.
Mary was a prostitute, a very uneasy woman. But by the time Jesus was done with her, she was His closest follower.
Esther was unfortunate in marrying an abusive man, but by the time God was done with her, she had married one of the wealthiest men in the land.
Women are so quick to beat the next one down instead of trying to hold her up.
Before you wonder, "What's up with her?" ask yourself, "What's up with me?" That woman could be my mother, sister, aunt, in-law, stepmother, niece, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, friend, or co-worker, etc. That woman could be ME.
Women are the carriers of life, not the channels of death. Let's build and encourage each other, as did Ruth and Naomi. Encourage and love, forgive and forget.
May the peace and love of Christ be upon you!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Checking, and still no news. =) We fully expect the Lord to answer our prayer that we and the others would be approved soon. Please keep us in your prayers, and feel free to share our prayer request with everyone you know!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
One bad episode after another. It all started with waking up to my phone charger broken. It evidently had been ran over by the vacuum. My phone was so old, that it was going to cost more to purchase a new charger, than to re due our contract, and get another phone. We ventured to WalMart, and got a new phone for 0 dollars, and only a 18 dollar activation fee! Whew, God saves us! Next, we were in an accident! Yes, you read right, I wrecked our suburban, with all of us in it! Fortunately, God saved us from rolling over. We find out after that, it might take a while to find out if it's totalled, or fixable. We had to have it towed to INDY. Our insurance company just picked it up today, and hopefully we will know something by tomorrow, or Wed. Bad thing is, it's not worth what we owe, and if they fix it, it could get really pricey renting cars, since our only other vehicle doesn't fit all of us, and I go back to work for the school year starting tomorrow!!!! UGG!!!!!! Does it ever stop? Anyhow, I guess all we can say now, is that we know God can and will work this out for us, and we are praising him, that no one was hurt! Our truck was airborne, and made it back on all 4 tires, with out harming anyone! We are so thankful that we are with a great very understanding bank, who has assured us, that everything will be OK, and that they will help us work something out, so that if the truck is totalled, we can still afford to get something else. We may owe them forever, but they have so far, bent over backwards for us! Please be praying that this will all fall into place very soon, that we will know answers soon, and that what ever is decided, to fix the truck or total it, that it won't take forever!