Monday, June 27, 2011

Isaiah 43:1-6

But now , this is what the Lord says-He who created you, Jacob He who formed you,Isreal: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you: I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters I will be with you: and when you pass through the rivers,, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned , the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the holy one of Isreal, your Savior: I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and ,honored in my sight, AND BECAUSE I LOVE YOU.

I will give nations in exchange for you, and peoples in exchange for your life.

Do not be afraid for I am with you ; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north 'Give them up!!!!!'and to the south 'Do not hold them back' "BRING MY SONs from AFAR...............

So what is this all about? We have had some very discouraging news this past week. The little boy we have been trying to bring home,from the Philippines, may not happen. The agency that we have been using had not researched the program very well and now because of restrictions that the PI has had in place since 2009 we are really not eligible to adopt from there. We are devestated we have been praying and working at trying to bring him home for quite some time and now might not happen. Please pray for Gods will in this situation. We would love to bring him home and have him be our son. He is a 5 year old who is hearing impaired and he just needs the love, support and medical help to be the man God created him to be. Our hearts cry is to bring him home.

Also we found out last week that my SIL has cancer, 2 different kinds. This is very difficult on the family. My husband has already lost one sister to cancer and now another one has been diagnosed. Please pray for Deb she needs Gods healing touch and strength for the day.

Monday, June 13, 2011

A little summer fun...

We have little family activity that we do in the summer here. It's called pig for dishes...we play a game of pig (basketball) and the loser has to do dishes that night. I love it because hey I love a little help with dishes.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Quiet House....Is That Possible?

So how can a house with this many people living in it be quiet? Beats me but that is how it has been lately. Matt is out of town for the summer, and Beth was gone on senior trip for the last 4 days. We were able to all fit around the kitchen table for meals and not need extra chairs pulled up. We had grandparents in yesterday and Jess showed up with her kids so that filled us back up again. Dan and I have decided we were not made for an empyt nest. Out hearts and house were made for people, so we say bring em on and bring em in. This fall will be an adjustment as Beth heads off to college and Matt goes back for his 3rd year. We will only have one child playing highschool sports , no more deciding who's stuff to go to , whos' closer who's did we go to yesterday, why Alex will get quite spoiled. (he is already). For 6 years we have had 2-3 kids playing sports of some kind at the same time. So hey think of all the things I should get done and caught up on....yeah right ....who am I kidding?

We have heard that we are under review right exciting.....nerve racking.....we are praying for a positive outcome. And a speedy I eat when I'm nervous.....I really need a speedy decision.....there has not been near enough chocolate in the house since Friday. We will keep praying in faith believing that Our GOD is greater and mightier than any other and HE hears and answers!!!!!!!!AMEN