Welcome. This is part of our story about how God is building our family through adoption and teaching us about HIS family. Going through this process is giving us more understanding about how He has adopted us. We are HIS children, still growing and maturing and developing in our relationship with Him.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Leading - 3 in a Row

Today, Mae got her tonsils and adenoids taken out. She did great and was very brave. When she was in the recovery room and napping, I got out my Bible to read. Noticing a page had gotten folded and was sticking out, I opened it to the crinkled page. As I straightened the page, I saw the fold went across a section titled The Sons of Joseph. Genesis 41: 52 "And he named the second (son) E, For , he said, God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.” I read it to Dan... He said, “Are you writing this stuff down?”

This was the 3rd day in a row. Sunday with a song about affliction bringing an eternal weight of glory. Monday, an invitation to consider a boy whose name means 'God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction' and today, Tuesday, pulling my Bible out of my bag with the exact page folded to this scripture. Was this all by chance?

Feeling the weight of wonder and the human awareness that a GREATER Hand is at work leading us. Wow, thank You, Lord.

Monday, March 28, 2011


We got an email asking if we would consider adopting E? E was posted as a 7 year old boy on the waiting list of children who needed a family. I had already seen him. He caught my attention a week or so earlier because something about his expression reminded me of my nephew. There was also an abbreviation listed that reminded me of my nephews name. Dan and I sat down and prayed together asking the Lord to make His will known to us. Later, I Googled his name – It means “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction”.
The worship song we just sang yesterday (look at 3/27) came back to mind.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weight of Glory

We sang a song at church that says – this momentary light affliction is working in me an eternal weight of glory. This song stuck with me, as we had had a particularly rough weekend at our house. It felt like affliction.