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Did you know???

Here are some interesting tidbits, startling facts…and a few answers to questions you might wonder but not ask… * The most recent statistics on the number of orphans in the world according to UNICEF is 145 million. And over 15 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS (over 11.6 million of those […]

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Amy - October 20, 2009 - 4:48 pm

I know just how you feel. I can't wait to get put on the wait lists. We've been held up for so long with the darn fingerprints and it is so exciting to be this close.

It will be fun to go through this journey together. We assume we'll be getting a little boy too. I am sure they will be little buddies over there 🙂

Ya gotta love a thermometer;)

On our Wiphan Care Ministries Board ( I am known for having a love with thermometers. Not thermometers that tell the temperature—but thermometers that show progress toward a goal. I don’t know what it is—but they get me excited! Maybe it’s my VBS (Vacation Bible School) ole Southern Baptist past…you remember–how the leadership would post that […]

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Amy - October 18, 2009 - 7:31 pm

Looks like we are both going to be wait listed here in the very near future! How exciting that we will get to go through this journey together!!!

The Young Family - October 18, 2009 - 8:00 pm

YAY Amy!!! Maybe we can travel together too since we will probably both have boys!!! YAY!!! Wish you lived closer now…that would be the best!

I’m gonna trust You! I AM gonna trust YOU! Lord, I’m going to trust you.

Do you ever have to say something more than once? You know, when your heart knows you WANT to say it—you want to believe it—but you are having a hard time actually doing it? OK…so this is when I get really honest…forget about who is actually reading and lay it all out there…to bring more […]

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Are These Kids All Yours? - October 17, 2009 - 1:39 pm

I have to repeat things to my self too….usually it takes me a while – like years….to actually lay anything down at the foot of the cross. I don't know why. I have seen God's Hands at work in my life in too many numerous ways to even begin! I will be praying for you this next week as you are VERY BUSY!!! That God will give you EVERYTHING YOU NEED! Lay it at HIS feet and let us pray you through this so that your little one whom you love already can be with you soon……

Calm my Anxious Heart (and help me stay focused on the main thing)

For most everyone (especially photographers), this is the busiest time of year. And for me–it’s very easy to become overwhelmed especially when I’ve already cut back the days I will work (Tues/Sat) in an attempt to  focus more on my first jobs as a wife and mommy. I’ve let some extra things creep in (sessions and in the midst […]

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wow, this really spoke to me! I need to do some major pruning in my life, and the whole thinking about it before just answering "yes" to a new responsibility. (My parents and friends tell me to start pracicing a gently "no thanks" a lot) I sure appreciate you sharing what you learned, gotta go make a tree… 🙂

Are These Kids All Yours? - October 6, 2009 - 5:12 pm

WOW- love that!!! I need to do some pruning myself!!! Thank you for that powerful reminder.

Kim - October 7, 2009 - 6:53 am

Oh how this post and the images spot to me!
Thank you!
Blessings from Hong Kong,

amy - October 7, 2009 - 7:21 am

Bless you sweet friend for being vulnerable 🙂 God is teaching me to trust him for fulfillment and not my ways of doing good here and there…still on this journey of pruning but it is beyond freeing! I'm learning to see the beauty of resting in HIM!! Right now I am basking in staying a passionate wife to Ken, and being a voice for Sophie and Cole while serving others. xoxo

Loraena - June 5, 2010 - 1:42 am

I found your blog through Shawnda’s post of your video and wow, I love it! This tree exercise is ingenious. I’ll be doing it soon!

"A day in the life…" and your adopting?!

OK–it’s only 12:30pm…our big Wednesday only half over. So is my cup half full or half empty? (I’ll go ahead and apologize for the long post…it’s been one of those days!) Today was my day to get my adoption physical. We have a precious MD who had volunteered to give Rich and I our physicals […]

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Beautiful Mess - September 30, 2009 - 11:53 am

That is crazy and encouraging–LOL fun! Sorry to laugh but I know it is all going to be worth the craziness! You are an encouragement to me!

my favorite part: can't you clearly see I need more children;)


Are These Kids All Yours? - September 30, 2009 - 3:14 pm

AMEN for days like that- make you appreciate the slightly slower ones 🙂 Oh praise God that you have answered the call of a little one who needs you, of God who wants all of our hearts to be open to Him, and of your willing testimony.

The Young Family - September 30, 2009 - 6:54 pm

Yes…days like this you see it is the Lord carrying you through!!! It WILL all be worth it in the end!

McAndrews - October 1, 2009 - 3:07 am

And you were still smiling at 6pm. Well done….

[…] SO–today was ONE of those crazy days. Like…one of those I had about 2 years ago and I posted the comical run down here. […]