Flash back to 1999, we were a family of four. Happy in our new roomy house and comfortable in our ways. A few years later, the Lord blessed us with an additional little package, little boy #3. Now we were a family of five and sure that would be the end. As time moved on, so did we. The Lord used the time that passed to open our eyes to His will. Several years ago, Bob and I individually heard the call to adoption. It has been a long "pregnancy", but during this incubation time, the Lord has brought us to where He wants us to be. Spring 2010, we traveled to Ethiopia where two little angels were waiting for the Lord's timing - to become our children. Now we are home and can't imagine life any differently! What a blessing to be in His will.
Galatians 4:5 says "God sent Christ to buy freedom for us, who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as his very own children." We are just following his model. A Perfect picture of salvation.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Here in the heart of America, In Independence, Missouri, we celebrate the starting point of the "Santa Fe Trail, the California Trail, and the Oregon Trail that were instrumental in the westward expansion of our young country. At this celebration, which is carnival-like in nature, there are "stages" where bands perform. This year, the Praise Band from our church, Noland Road Baptist Church, auditioned for and was granted a time to "perform". We viewed it as an opportunity to lead worship! As part of the instrumental portion of the band, Bob played his electric guitar. Audra was a part of the vocal group. It was a wonderful time of Praise and Worship. Enjoy the pictures.
Bob - rockin'.....Matt sitting on the floor fixing a broken string.
Bob - thinking hard....tuning with the pick in his mouth....not his nose! :)