Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I often think of the Jewish-Holocaust and how millions of people were innocently starving, being killed and dying from the conditions that they were forced to live in.

I ask myself what would I have done in that time? Would I have known and still turned away? Would I have said, well it is their problem? Would I have just ignored it and thought of my comforts and focused on my self-centered life?

Corrie Ten Boom - I love that woman. I hope I would have been like Corrie Ten Boom. I hope I would have been a woman who's heart was broken for the things that break God's. I hope I would have seen the situation like she did. She did what she could. She used what God had given her and she fought - she fought for justice - after all justice is the foundation of the throne of her God - how could she not? Psalm 89:14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.

She took them INTO her home. She risked her family and their comfort. Why would she do that? Did she save all of the Jew's? Did she make a huge difference in that moment of hiding those Jews? In the grand number no, no she didn't. In fact if you have read The Hiding Place you know that her life did not get easier once she obeyed what God had her to do. In fact it got horrible, heart breaking. But if you know Corrie Ten Boom, you know the rest of the story..........this woman went on to have a major impact for the Lord. She went on to leave a legacy of faithfulness and beauty. That kind of faithfulness and beauty came from hardship - getting messy, watching the hand of God and keeping the eternal perspective through out. SHE left a legacy. She now has impacted generations!

That holocaust is no different in my eyes to the pain and suffering happening in Africa. The pain and suffering happening to innocent children. The color of their skin makes them no different. Did Corrie Ten Boom say "Oh no they do not believe Jesus is the Son of God so they do not deserve my service"? No, she SHOWED them the love of Jesus Christ, she was the hands and feet of Jesus.

Was she special? No - she was OBEDIENT - she was obedient and crazy about her Savior.

Will Hubby and I save Africa by adopting Isaiah? Will we even make a dent in the many that suffer? No, probably not, but we will be obedient. It is not our job to be God and know how this all turns out. It is our job to be obedient, to seek His face daily and allow Him to lead the way. We are not doing this as a "good deed," we are doing this to be obedient to the call of adopting a little boy. Isaiah, we are coming soon and I can't wait! :)

James 4:17 (New International Version)17Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Adoption, Adoption, Adoption..............

I know I have been pretty quiet as to how the adoption is going and all the details. There are many reasons for my silence, some I will share some I wont. Bloggy world can be a blessing and a curse when dealing with matters of the heart - can there be any more sensitive subject than our children? Not in my book.

As I have said many times before this has been a wild ride. There has been sooooo (I can't add as many oooooo's as I want to) much with this process. And I am thankful for each one. It has changed who I am, and not that I was a bad person before, it is not about that, it is about the heart - I believe my heart beats, possibly, closer to God's and the things of Him. My heart is now breaking for the things that breaks His and, I hope, I am less focused on myself and more in Christ.

People have asked time and time again - Why are you adopting? This question stumps me every time - how do you explain a heart change? How do you explain your eyes being opened? How do I explain the process God brought me through to get me to this point? So today it dawned on me how I am going to answer - It is not about me! It is the first words to The Purpose Driven Life book (sadly, I do believe I am the only soul who has not read it) but I do know that is how it starts and I completely get what he is saying - IT IS NOT ABOUT ME!! It is not about what I want or need. It is about a couple coming to a point in their life, crying out to God and getting an answer. If you have never done that - I highly recommend it! Obey the call - in that, you will find the life Jesus was talking about (Mark 8:34-36).

So where are we at and how is it going? It is going great! Do I wish Isaiah was here 3 months ago, yes! But I also know that God has perfect timing and I am trusting in that. We are taking each step at a time. Currently we have been approved by our country - which was a big deal and today we are sending all the paperwork to Uganda. We are hoping to travel in October. All the details of that are being lifted up to our Savior and asking him to show the way and I believe He will!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

Hosea 6:3

Let us acknowledge the LORD;

let us press on to acknowledge him.

As surely as the sun rises,

he will appear;

he will come to us like the winter rains,

like the spring rains that water the earth."

I am thankful that this verse is tried and true!

Hebrews 4:11-13 (New International Version)

11Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.

12For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

13Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

I am thankful that the Lord knows my heart and he has given me His Word! And nothing is hidden from Him!

I am so thankful to Lord - I desire to keep my eyes only upon Him.

PS - I am going to put an adoption update post on soon! So much to write and all Glory be to God as He works out every detail! Please keep my Mother-In-Law in your prayers as she just arrived in Uganda. God willing, the orphanage is expanding, moving and becoming more established. :)