Monthly Archives: March 2014

Adopted for Life

I am sure that many of you are already aware of Adopted for Life by Russell Moore.  It was published a few years ago and Husband promptly put it on his Christmas list, read it, loved it, and recommended it.  I tend to hesitate on reading the books Husband does as they are often very thick in theology.  That’s not a bad thing but it is often so over my head!

I have a friend who has been talking with me about adoption and I suddenly started thinking of this book.  Husband found it for me and I have been absolutely loving it!  I’m still in the beginning chapters, as it takes this momma awhile to get through a book, but I can confidently say it’s worth the read!

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Trust and Obey

Perhaps you remember the hymn and often sung as a children’s song “Trust and Obey”.  To jog your memory…

“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”

For me this refrain is an excellent summation of the themes of our adoption process.  We have obeyed.  The Lord called us to adopt and we said “Yes!”.  Now comes the trusting piece.  I have found myself wrestling with the Lord, the last few weeks especially.  There have been tears of joy and frustration.  As I look at different details and elements I begin to question the Lord.  “Father, are you really going to provide all we need for this adoption?”  “Father, do you see what’s going on here?” Basically I’m asking “Are your promises true?  Are you really who you say your are?”  It goes back to the garden when Eve first questioned if the Lord really loved her or if maybe, perhaps, she could do better in loving and caring for herself.

As I’ve wrestled with the Lord, He has graciously and gently reminded me in timely ways who He is.  Continue reading

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Would You? Could You?

Would you?  Could you drive a Caddy?  In the spirit of every. little. bit., this Saturday I’ll be test driving a Cadillac Escalade for $100!  Teehee.  This makes me giddy to think about.

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Every. Little. Bit.

We try to be good stewards and wise with what the Lord has given us.  This is not to say we were spendthrifts prior to the adoptions.  On the contrary, husband will tell you I’m quite frugal.  While I gave up extreme couponing a few years ago I still shop multiple grocery stores to get the best prices.   I will research until I am confident I have found the best price.  We make our own pizza weekly as we love to have Friday Night Pizza but were finding the carryout pizza option a bit pricey.  We eat a meal of eggs at least once a week and potato bar is becoming a regular.  When you can buy 10lbs of potatoes for $1.69, definitely helps the grocery budget!

So we’ve been looking for new ways to cut a little more off our budget each month.  This past month we switched our cell phones to prepaid service.  Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Thanks to a generous donation and raiding of a change jar I, Liz, will be flying down to GA in April to meet our dear expectant mom.  She tentatively has another prenatal appointment scheduled for while I will be there.  If the doctor keeps this appointment date I will attend the appointment with her.  I am so thankful to have the opportunity to meet and establish more relationship with her prior to the birth of baby.  Please join us in prayer for this time that the Lord would be present and showing her His love through our interactions.  I desire to love her well, not just so she is reassured that we will indeed love this baby with all our hearts but so that she might know the love of our Father.  What an awesome and weighty opportunity!

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Love Giving Tree Update

Love Giving Tree

We  have been so blessed and humbled by folks’ generosity with the Love Giving Tree!  While there is a “love” theme we figure it’s not limited to the month of February, so we would welcome anyone who would still feel led to make a financial donation towards bringing baby home!  If all the numbers are spoken for by folks it will provide the remaining $11,000 we have in fees in expenses.

So without further ado, the numbers spoken for to date (4/26/14) are:

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 35, 50, 61, 73, 77, 78, 82, 86, 88, 91, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 110, 115, 120, 124, 126, 135, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150

Thank you seems so simple and yet we pray that our Father in heaven would bless each of you as you store up treasures in heaven!

Also, please check back on this post as I will update as numbers are taken and once I figure out the technology have some videos to add of our kids taking the hearts off too!  🙂

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