Tag: prayer

when prayers are answered {EB Awareness Week}

This summer I wrote a post for No Hands But Ours where I shared my thoughts about being a Prayer Mama. The first little one who made me a prayer mama flashed on a computer screen in front of my eyes before we even knew that adoption was going to be a path we would …

Ayi For a Day Kit {50 for 50 in 5 weeks}

Excited to share an opportunity from my friend Kelly at My Overthinking.  If you’ve ever wondered what you could possibly do when it comes to orphan care and the massive NEED that exists, take a look at this.  It’s a small way to help in a practical way, and a humongous way to help in …

family worship {what I’ve learned}

A few weeks ago, the Hubs and I made the decision to start being more intentional about worshipping together as a family.  It’s something we’ve both wanted to do, but for various reasons, really hadn’t tried and stuck with it. There are so many things that make family worship time with littles challenging.  We are …

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 is no law. Did you catch what I failed to catch for so …

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 my fears… what if we don’t get to travel before the next major …

a rebuilding. a restoring. a renewing.

I just deleted 4 drafts.  Things I had written, but never finished. Things I felt deeply, but couldn’t seem to communicate adequately.  Sometimes, drafts need to be deleted, and today was a draft-deleting kind of day. Done. Oh, you want to know why?  (or maybe you don’t… too bad… you’re still getting it) Because yesterday …

being “matched”

I want to record our matching process because, well, I want to. I have had this post written for a few months now, but have been waiting until I was ready to share it.  Our matching was the most difficult experience we have been through as a couple. Many friends know that Julianne is being …

not in vain

I pray all the time for my girl.  How could I not? I pray with a desperation that comes from a Mother’s heart, wanting to protect and comfort and yet not yet being able to do that. Some days, that desperation comes in a stronger wave, and I know there is reason for it.  I …

a time & a season (part IV of IV)

Oh my friends.  It’s time.  Time to post about the impending arrival of a new little one in our family. I will be careful in writing this, and probably sit with it a few days to make sure I’ve communicated everything clearly. I am going to tell this part of the story using excerpts and …

prayer & other awesome things

Have I ever mentioned how much I love the Word of God?  How, when I most need it, a verse I’ve read over and over will suddenly pop out and speak to me right where I am, right when I need it. God’s pretty awesome like that… Spending some time working through the verses in …