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Monthly Archives: February 2012

He is Faithful…

Elijah and the Widow 1 Kings 17:8-16 8 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the … Continue reading »

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Testimony Tuesdays

  We reserve Tuesdays to share stories from  some of our grant recipients.  May you be blessed by their stories…. “Hey, hey, I’m going to be a big brother.”  Those, the words of a 2 year old named Jacob to a restaurant manager on a spring 2011 evening that took his mom and dad by incredible … Continue reading »

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Held Hostage?

I love the old pictures of my family, but this picture is the best. The little one with the gun is my brother Rob. This picture is BL (before Laura). Apparently my dad is arranging the crew for a family picture. He couldn't bear to take the toy gun away from the baby. Thus this … Continue reading »

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Sunday Scripture

  Deut. 29:29  The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. I am leading you, step by step, through your life.  Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through … Continue reading »

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Lent and Preparation

Today is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.  I have been seeking the Lord today, on what this means for me….for me and the Lord together….and here is what I have so far.  Jesus spent these 40 days in the desert, fasting and praying and preparing for the start of his public ministry.  The … Continue reading »

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Testimony Tuesdays

  We reserve Tuesdays to share stories from  some of our grant recipients.  May you be blessed by their stories….                  Our journey in building our family has continued to be one of surprise and joy.   It was only 7 months ago when Sharon and I were talking about … Continue reading »

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Going Deeper…

  Hello again, friends! The couple of weeks since my last (and first!) post have brought no news regarding our personal adoption process, as we are still awaiting a referral for twins from the Congo. However, the Lord shows himself to be faithful in all things and reminds me of a spiritual truth that has … Continue reading »

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Sunday Scripture

  Habakkuk 3:17-19 17 Though the fig tree does not bud     and there are no grapes on the vines,  though the olive crop fails     and the fields produce no food,  though there are no sheep in the pen     and no cattle in the stalls,  18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,     I will be joyful in … Continue reading »

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The before and after…..

We adopted our daughter as a newborn.  She has no memory or awareness of a time when we were not with her.  Our 3 other bio kids were ages 5, 7 and 10 when we got Precious Maryn, so they have many memories of days and years before her.  It is surreal, though, to think of … Continue reading »

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Releasing control

God has reminded me yet again of this simple truth. He is in control. I am not. In my last post I shared about how powerful God worked in my relationship with “T”, my daughter’s birth mom. I want to share a bit more of that story. One of the more difficult things in my … Continue reading »

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