Spiritual Battle and Growing Faith

Where Our Treasure Lies

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Finances, Spiritual Battle and Growing Faith | 3 comments

I have been bouncing around this post in my head for a while. Praying for clarity as to whether or not I should really blog about it. I don’t want to offend anyone. I don’t want people to feel uncomfortable. I don’t want people to get mad at me. And really, I don’t want people to think we just want their money, because we don’t. God is providing for this adoption in amazing ways, and I feel no need to beg, plead or remind our family and friends that we are trying to raise the funds to bring M home. But finally this morning, after absorbing and reflecting on the...

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A Taste of My Own Medicine

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon, Spiritual Battle and Growing Faith | 0 comments

How excited we were! God had ordained this entire adoption and it was amazing! Everything was happening so fast and it was FUN! It was thrilling!  We celebrated by sharing the amazing story of how we came to our sweet “M” and all the mountains God had moved since then. We only wanted to bring Glory to God. We wanted to shout from the mountaintops of His goodness and give Him praise. I am sorry! Oh SO SORRY! I am sorry to those who are stuck. Waiting. Longing. For a child you hoped would be home by now. For a child you prayed you would know the name of by now. I am now getting a...

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Trust…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon, Spiritual Battle and Growing Faith | 4 comments

I feel like a deflated balloon. This is the first time I have had to try really hard to hold back tears (which are now coming forth). I thought I was doing so well! “We are just trusting God and His timing…” , I would say with such confidence and peace. I felt so strong. Like a tree with deep roots, not easily swayed. Until today… I was 100% confident that we would be given our court date by Friday. 100% sure. No doubt. Friday was the day. This was going to be an easy week, I was 1/2 way there. And I was 99.9% sure that our court date would be April 26th or 27th, which...

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Man Up and Go…

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Spiritual Battle and Growing Faith | 0 comments

This movie trailer made me cry. I can’t wait to see the actual film! So inspiring and encouraging! I pray their burden and vision becomes contagious and we see men all over the world “manning up”.   Man Up and Go: Teaser + Trailer from Man Up And Go THE MOVIE on Vimeo.

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Honest Answer to a Tough Question…

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012 in Dealing With Non-Supportive Friends/Family, Spiritual Battle and Growing Faith | 6 comments

I got this question from a reader of my blog. It is a great question and one that others probably have too. Therefore, I decided to respond in a post. However, I must make it clear that this is my opinion and I am sure there are people (and other Christians) who will not agree with what I have to say. But, this question was asked of me, and this is my humble opinion… Hi Kameron – Thanks for sharing your story.   I’ve got a question for you. As someone from another religion, I sometimes feel frustrated hearing about how the Christian god helps people adopt. What I end up...

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Reflections on Ethiopia…

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Ethiopia, Spiritual Battle and Growing Faith, When God's Comes Through | 0 comments

Jason got home safe and sound on Sunday evening. However, since we headed straight to church that night, and with last night being Halloween, we have not even had a chance to talk in great detail about his trip. And I do  not know when he will have a spare moment to write out his own reflections on the trip. But, one of the women who was on the trip, Nicola, emailed out this short reflection of her experience. It is  beautiful. I pray it helps open your eyes and softens your heart to those who so desperately need our love and support. Enjoy the read: Dear friends, Having just returned home...

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