• FAITH

    live intentionally

    If you keep doing what you are doing you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Maybe it’s time to get out of your rut and find a new path. God will help you change direction and accomplish new goals that alight with His will. Don’t settle for the mediocrity of an unplanned life, start living intentionally. -InTouch Ministries magzine P.S. Canadians and Americans can get the InTouch magazine for free each month, just fill out this form. source with love, Chantel

  • FAITH

    live simply . . .

    I have to admit, I’ve been feeling rather stressed lately. This week we say good bye to our savings account and financial security as I knew it. I’m finding it much harder than expected. We were fortunate to have enough savings to pay for about 1/3 of our adoption and I have lately found my stressing over the other 2/3. Then this  morning I headed over to the Give1Save1 blog, as I often do, and today Beth is trying to get sponsors to provide the basic necessities for kids in Ethiopia. Part of me really wanted to sponsor one of the kids and another part though But we need that…

  • ADOPTION,  ADVOCATE,  FAITH,  LIVING

    depraved indifference

    Warning: this video makes me cry every single time I watch it. If you are a movie crier are in a public setting right now maybe wait to watch it. And if you aren’t a crier I still think this video should make you cry. As he imagines his son, Hudson, in that situation I try to imagine my daughter, and it just breaks my heart. Transcript: “You see there is a cast system in heaven, but it is exactly backwards of the cast system the world creates, this world applauds and esteems the wealthy and the powerful, the privileged and the talented. That’s not how God’s system works. Jesus…

  • FAITH

    six months post-surgery

    Raeca had  her six months post-surgery appointment today. I can’t believe it has been that long and yet at the same time I can hardly remember what her head looked like before. I took this photo the day before the operation. Her head was so long and narrow. The morning after her surgery, she was so swollen. And six and a half months after surgery. Her hair is getting thick enough now that most people don’t notice the scar that she has running from ear to ear. If all goes well she will just have one more appointment with the neurosurgeon. Though everything has gone extremely well, I can’t wait…

  • FAITH

    my favorite books of 2011

    I love to read. As a child I was always getting in trouble for reading because that’s all I would do, I wouldn’t clean my room, or do my homework, or go outside and play, I would just read. Over the years I’ve gotten a little less intense but I still love reading and I read some really great books in 2011. For me a good book is one that a) makes me feel emotion or b) makes me take action, and a really great book does both. Here are some that I recommend: Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream by David Platt This was my absolute…