Showing posts from August, 2015

This Glorious Unfolding

We made this video in an attempt to try to capture a little of the wonder we have as God unfolds the story of our family.  Sometimes, there are no words to describe it.  So maybe photos and music can do it for us!

Song:  "Glorious Unfolding" by Stephen Curtis Chapman, Copyright 2013

The Lord Provides

We have been so moved by the ways we have seen God so obviously at work in this adoption process, even in just a little over one month!  Every up-front expense has been covered and all the paperwork fees have been paid.  We've seen hearts moved by this in ways we never could have anticipated.  Things are moving so quickly and with such support from our social worker, home study agency and others...the overflow of support we've received has been amazing!

Sunday was one of the highlights.  Josh and I were asked to speak at church a little about our adoption story.  I made a few Power Point slides with Toby's picture and some prayer points.  Many regular families were not there and we saw many new faces.  As we prepared, I wondered if I'd be able to hold it together, talking about our boy up in front of a crowd of people. 

Well...I did hold it together.  But my sweet husband couldn't.  He began talking, took one look at sweet Toby's face, and the tears came.  It …

Thoughts on Treasure

We have been drawn to the Gospel of Matthew again and again in the last month since starting this process to adopt Toby.  Perhaps it is because Matthew 13:44 has become such a poignant verse for us as we see our Toby like the treasure in a field that is the image of God's Kingdom.  Adoption is a beautiful picture of what God's Kingdom on earth is all about. 

But words in Matthew chapter 6 keep pulling at my heart.  Familiar words that we've read many times, but now seen in with a new perspective in the light of adoption.

"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and money." Matthew 6:24
Josh and I have long ago decided to not be devoted to money.  God has always provided just enough for our family and in the lean times, He has drawn us so close to Him in new ways, that we count it as a gift.  We do not make money - the collecting of it, the savi…