Monday, January 24, 2011


Disclaimer:  Long post,  grab a cup of strong coffee...Lots of rambling here!

When we started this journey, it was a huge step of faith
This journey has made me step out of the comfort zone

step out of the worldly ring
shopping trips
keeping up with trends
Succeeding at things that don't really matter

finances
caring about what others think
becoming consumed with our personal life
I gave  a lot of MY personal plans up and started doing HIS plans
it's not just about following Jesus with your  heart and head
Is your dream big enough that you need God to accomplish it?
Pastor Glen just talked about this same kind of thing yesterday
Keeping up with status quo
I don't have it all together but
WE are personally getting to know God
It is our lives that are rescued
from living our lives without a purpose in HIM
Life
 is the long journey toward becoming Christlike
For us to understand the deep truths of Gospel, we must put ourselves in a position where
 pain and trials
might pressure us to the truth. 
The more you're
 stretched
the more you'll grow.
My faith is usually strong and mighty
but each day it gets bigger and better than the day before.
 I have seen God do such glorious things
He is truly amazing!!!
He has just been  providing, and providing every answer to everything we pray about. 
They are just falling on our lap
Praying to learn how to sew. 
This has been something I wanted to do for a long time, just never think I can do it
I want to sew  and be able to sell my goods for the orphans through a non-profit business that our friends own(below).
Well, my friend moved and has left us their sewing machine
Praying about starting a 501 non profit business
to help the orphans and
Linny and DW (our friends from www.aplacecalledsimplicity.com) have got one up and almost  running already.
 Would love to start an orphan ministry at church
Gotta get on Pastor Glenn about that
We also cook for the homeless a few times a month as a family and everyone loves it.
It is about a 35 minute drive and always on a school night
Eat bag lunches in the car
Have great conversations on the way
Friendships we've made since we've started doing this
Well the kids would love to do this 3 or 4 days a week
Seriously,
gas,
 time...
come on God  we are trying to save for an adoption here
I use every excuse in the book.
Our God has shown us that he will provide. 
Every time we have cooked and given ourselves
he has blessed us with a donation for the adoption
It is like clock work
He is truly amazing
He has given us so many opportunities
and just keeps providing for us
Opening doors that I never knew were there
Putting people right in front of us
Bending and twisting and breaking our hearts
Things and ways I never would of thought of.
We are being obedient and God is just working away on our hearts and other people's hearts
My heart is so heavy and so excited for our 2 little ones. 
Picturing their faces everyday
holding them
loving on them
Gods promises have a wait in them
It helps us focus on God
The waiting is necessary to grow our faith
Don't miss the blessings of obedience!
It will be all for the Glory of God alone!
True Joy and
Satisfaction in my heart
Thank you Jesus
Thank you too so many for all your prayers and donations.
We love you!

Romans 12:2
 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.