Adoption Update

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For anyone who is curious, I thought I would give you a quick update on where things are at in our adoption process: On July 16 and 17, Joe and I attended an Adoption Education Seminar at Adoption Options. We got a fat binder of information that we have yet to go through, learned more details about the next steps in the adoption process, and heard some amazing stories from an adoptive couple and a birth mother. It was tiring, {Read More}

Mama Bears and Warrior Men

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Probably close to two decades ago, when I was possibly still a teenager and felt a strong calling to the ministry of intercession, I read the book entitled “Intercessory Prayer” by Dutch Sheets. It was very formative in my early instruction to a life of prayer and what it meant to “stand in the gap” on behalf of others in that place of reconciliation and warfare in the spirit. As it has been such a long time since I’ve read {Read More}

Scattered Arrows

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In the year 2010, the Lord began to get our attention about adoption in several different ways. One of them was that Randy & Kelsey Bohlender, the adoptive parents that I was following online, wrote a book called “The Spirit of Adoption“. I ordered it right away and one of the sections was deeply seared upon my heart (shared here with permission)… When the Lord places children in families, He is placing arrows in quivers. The battle between good and {Read More}

Adding Arrows to Our Quiver

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As many of you may have already heard via our update newsletter or via social media, my husband Joe and I have decided to expand our family through adoption! I have so much in my mind and heart about this that I’m about ready to explode, so I am hoping to find an outlet here on my blog during this journey. This blog has become rather neglected lately due to the busyness of life and the ease of posting little {Read More}

True and Faithful

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Revelation 21:3-5 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” 5 Then He who sat on the {Read More}

Monthly Mission: Pray for LIFE

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I had hoped to have this post up earlier, but we are still trying to recover and catch up with life after being on a road trip for over 2 weeks with our three young kiddos, so things are taking a little longer to get done. I’ve talked about my friend Amanda at ohamanda.com several times before, as she is the writer of the fantastic eBook “Truth in the Tinsel“. Recently, she has also started a series on her blog {Read More}

Letting go of Ezana

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Since experiencing my miscarriage and our loss of our daughter Ezana, I’ve been wanting to write a bit about some of the emotions and thoughts from the process as well as some  of the healing that I experienced from Father God. First of all, I wanted to share of the joy that we experienced for a short time as we celebrated the new life that was in my womb. Since I was late in getting my cycle, we decided to {Read More}

Long Time No Write

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Hello dear friends and readers, I apologize for the lack of writing on this blog – my mind and time has been rather consumed as of late with the many different events and projects going on at the moment. 1.  My sister-in-law came for a visit!  In May, Angie and I planned to surprise my husband Joe and it went off without a hitch – he had no idea!  It was so great to have her out from B.C. and {Read More}

10K in 20 Days

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Hello my few and faithful readers! I may have a small following here, and today I wish I had the ability to influence thousands, but I believe that even the handful of you who read this blog can make a HUGE impact TODAY! A blog I read, Storing Up Treasures, is running an incredible fundraiser to bring in $10,000 in 20 days to help 26 families in their adoptions!  They are asking that you give just a measley $5 (but I {Read More}

Spirit of Adoption

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As I have written about before on this blog, I have struggled often with the fear of disappointing God.  In my life, I’ve experienced rejection from people in my life and have listened too long to the lies of the enemy that would try to convince me that God will also reject me.  I have lived under the shame and condemnation of the enemy and thought that my sin and my darkness was too great for Him to embrace and {Read More}