Tag: Holy Spirit

when the unexpected is good

Sometimes you wake up to see the sun rise and are met with darkness, clouds, a downpour of rain off in the distance.  Unexpected.  Sure, it’s not what I rubbed sleep out of my eyes to see, but the downpour left me… Read More

rupture and repair

“Rupture and Repair” It’s how some in the adoption world describe situations that go south for whatever reason.  In some cases, it’s the child who is trying to understand the boundaries that are set, and whether or not we as the parents… Read More

July Gifts {Day 3}

A gift in FAMILY, FAITH, FREEDOM.  Just one?  Ugh.  Too many that I love.  🙂 It’s hard to catch this boy being still… but I love this picture from a family worship time.  Pajamas, loud praise music, laughter, dancing.  All in the presence… Read More

July Gifts {Day Two}

This morning has been a Romans 8:26-27 morning for me. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words… Read More

fruit of the Spirit {one singular sensation}

I may or may not have had an “aha!” moment recently having to do with the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there… Read More

meet me here

We moved next into the living room.  This was a quiet, comfortable room with a warm atmosphere.  I liked it.  It had a fireplace, sofa, overstuffed chairs, a bookcase and an intimate atmosphere. He also seemed pleased by it.  He said, “Indeed,… Read More

to all of it… YES!

The first month home with Julianne was so very difficult. Here is my daughter.  Who doesn’t yet fully feel like my daughter. But she IS!  And here are my other children, who are also struggling with all of this change.  And how… Read More

on fire

Today is one of those difficult days in the adoption waiting process.  Most days are good; although the wait is never EASY, it’s not all-consuming.  Every now and then a day arrives in which I battle the constant temptation to dwell on… Read More

a mini-adoption update!

Finally!  I finally have some good news to report! At least once a day, a sweet friend asks if we have any news about our adoption process.  And, for the past 76 days, I haven’t.  Just waiting.  And waiting.  And then waiting… Read More

dreamy

Sometimes, I dream. Most of those dreams are “normal”,  as in, I can think back to what happened the day before and understand how my subconscious came up with the hodgepodge that occurred in my mind while I slept. Other times, I… Read More