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.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Stop and hummmmm a little

This spring has been busy as usual.  Today I was captivated by a pair of Hummingbirds outside my kitchen window.  It's a bit usual to see two hummingbirds at the feeder at the same time, but today there were two sharing the feeder.  Hummingbirds can be territorial and recent events have highlighted how territorial people can be also.  As I watched these two birds share the same space, I reflected on how, if we put aside differences, we can get along.  If we relax a little, we give ourselves the freedom to taste the sweetness of nectar.  One of the two birds was especially dramatic about drinking the nectar and then flicking his tongue out into the air.  The light glistened off the end of his tiny little tongue as he savored the sweetness.  There's a lesson here.  I want to slow down enough to taste the sweetness of life.  To flick my tongue out and let the sunlight shine on my life! 

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