Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas

I really cant believe that Christmas is here already! It just is amazing how time zooms by. I am just sitting here thinking about all the amazing ways that God has blessed us in the past year. He gave us Mia and my heart just overflows at all that she has brought to our lives. She is such a joyous and funny little gal who keeps us on our toes:) God called us to stretch ourselves again to possibly bring home two children from Ethiopia..still working on that. He blessed with a wonderful harvest and kept us safe through it. We have a warm home and we have never went without food, warm showers, clean clothes, and we have so many that we can call family. We are so abudantly blessed! I believe God has called us to lay ourselves down and to be even more given up for His names sake. I believe that 2010 is going be a year of seeing the Mighty hand of God in our lives. I know He is going to do miracles in our life and I cant wait to see how this all goes down. I pray that each and every one of you will seek the Lord with all of your hearts and that the souls around you are your biggest priority. There have been a few things that have happend this year that have torn my heart open and I know I am a better person because of them. These things made me fall on my knees before the Lord and cry out to Him. They made me examine myself to see if I was truly being all that I am to be before the Lord. I dont wish the hard times on any of you but I do hope that Jesus is the one thing you make time for in your life. I hope all of you have a blessed Christmas and may the Lord richly bless you in 2010-A

Friday, December 11, 2009

The trial of our faith

I decided since we are adopting again and we have no extra monetary means....I was going to read about the life of George Mueller. This is one the hardest parts of adoption for me. Iam a person who likes to be ready in advance at all times. Possibly a control freak..:) I am trying to let this go and God has really been working on me since we have started our the other night. Mia was suppose to be getting her coat on so we could take supper to Brett in the field. She came around the corner with this funny look on her face. Then she said "poop mommy"! And she had poo all over her hands, her shirt, her sweater, and had smeared it all over the window seal and a few other areas!!!! She got her hands smacked and a stern lecture about where her hands did not belong!
But I love her to pieces! She has blessed our life beyond what we could have ever thought and we are learning to die to self so that we can raise her up to love Jesus with all her heart.
So back to George...I really have always liked these stories of the incredible faith of this simple man and feel like I can learn from him and his walk. Since we hope to add two little people and become a family of 5....just writing the words freaks me out......I am going to need all the direction to walking with his kind of faith as possible. That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire,might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Christ Jesus-1peter 1:7 Our Pastor preached an amazing message last week and I felt like God was telling me that I had prayed in faith, and that He was going to bless us but that I had to quit being anxious and let Him do his thing. So with every bit of the faith that I have-Iam trying to do just that.
Now for some closing remarks...Our friends from Ohio leave tomorrow to go to Ethiopia. They are leaving there daughter who is 17 months old behind, and going to pick up their new son. Please Pray for them. Pray that their daughter will be fine and they will be at peace leaving her in the states. Pray that they will be safe and their health will be protected. Pray that their hearts will be bonded at meeting with their little baby. Pray that they are able to enjoy this trip to the fullest and that God binds this family together. And thank you for praying for them-they are dear to our hearts and we love them greatly. I hope that you are able to be enjoying this Christmas season to the fullest and that Christ is the center of it all! May you be blessed-A

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December is here!

Every year I am going to make the most of this wonderful month in which our Savior was born.....and each year it goes by so fast. We are still trying to get all the crops in and that means food to the field still! I did manage to get all my christmas decorations up and now we are ready. Next week we hope to make 30 dozen cookies for the prison ministry. Then we are going to make more fun cookies for others, and hopefully I am going to find time to try my hand at making hard tack candy.
Next on the adoption news....our 2nd homestudy is almost finished! That means soon we can get all the papers sent away so they can began the journey to Ethiopia. I cant wait. I get butterflys each time I think of it! Well I do believe its time for more little people in the house so that Miss Mia can learn that all is not hers:) She is sure that everything is hers and that is sure to make things fun for the future! Well I have been cleaning the basement to make a play room to use during the winter. A room were we can have a bird and a place that will not be ruined if the new puppy would choose to pee. So I must be off to work agian. May you be blessed-A