Once upon a time....

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.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


In all situations, there will be blessings and trials. That's the nature of being human. What sets one event from another can boil down to where you put your focus. I choose to focus on the blessings. Sure I see the trials, and sometimes I even shift my gaze to them, but in the end, I have to take my head and turn it intentionally to the blessings. Some might say that I am not realistic...but aren't blessings a reality too? In fact, I find that focusing on the blessings is a much nicer way to go about my day. It feels better, it is brighter, in the end, I sleep better! So, my glasses may be rose colored, but I like my view -- blessings!