Victory in Jesus

Tonight, in Celebrate Recovery, we learned about Victory.  We looked at steps 6 and 7. Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7) “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” I’veContinue reading “Victory in Jesus”

Hearing and Receiving

I’ve been praying a lot lately.  I feel like it’s been a one-way conversation with God.  I’ve been talking.  I’ve been trying to listen, but I’ve not been able to hear anything. On Sunday, the thought came into my brain.  I’ve been hearing, I’ve just not been receiving. It’s sort of like this with compliments. Continue reading “Hearing and Receiving”

Shake it Like a Polaroid

Do y’all remember Polaroid cameras and pictures? When you used a Polaroid camera/film, the picture would come out blank and you – well at least I – would shake it to develop the picture.  Often times though, I would shake too vigorously and the picture would get screwed up.  The colors would run, or partContinue reading “Shake it Like a Polaroid”

Adoption Story… part 6

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 The road to finalizing the adoption was longer than we anticipated.  In all reality, it wasn’t that long.  After Blue had been with us about 3 months it was time to move forward.  From the point that the workers began to move toward adoption (asContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 6”

Adoption Story… part 5

Part1  Part 2  Part3  Part 4 It was time – time to tell Blue about “our plans.”  Racer and I were nervous.  We didn’t know what she’d say.  We didn’t know if she’d want to be a part of our family.  We didn’t know how she’d respond.  The morning started out with a meeting ofContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 5”

Empty Wallets and the Empty Tomb

I have some “friends” right now that are in dire straights.  I say “friends” because I don’t know them in real life.  I only know them online.  I’ve never seen their faces, I know them by screen name (usually I can connect a real name) and I don’t even really know where they live.  Yet,Continue reading “Empty Wallets and the Empty Tomb”

Adoption Story… part 4

Part 1  Part 2  Part  3 Now that Racer and I knew what God wanted us to do, we had to figure out how to go about it.  First, we called the Fosters.  They were shocked – “How can we adopt Blue” was certainly not a phone call they expected, especially from us.  That phoneContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 4”

Adoption Story… Part 3

Part 1     Part 2 At some point after Blue arrived at our church and began to grow on me, there was a small fleeting voice that said “Maybe Blue is the one.”  I entertained the thought for a moment, but never said anything to Racer.  The thought came again, a few months later, but againContinue reading “Adoption Story… Part 3”

Adoption Story… Part 1

Yesterday was a big day for our family. We officially became a family of 6. In our hearts we have been a family of 6 since the end of July, but yesterday it was “official.” Blue’s adoption became final. Here’s the first part of our story… In the early fall – September I think –Continue reading “Adoption Story… Part 1”

A Snowglobe Morning

I like snowglobes.  You shake them up and watch the “snow” fall in the village, on the family or around the world that is inside.  The snow swirls and then slowly starts to settle.  Finally, everything is still again until the next shake up. My life was in the starting to settle point.  A recentContinue reading “A Snowglobe Morning”