Showing posts from November, 2011

All of me

I heard this song yesterday when driving and I almost had to pull over because the tears were streaming down my face because the words fit so perfectly with our life right now. Listen to this song by Matt Hammitt and say a prayer for these sweet children in foster care. Oklahoma shelters are more full than they've ever been right now. We need more foster parents. These kids are worth risking a broken heart. I promise.

"Afraid to love, something that could break,  Could I move on, if you were torn away? I'm so close to what I can't control I can't give you half my heart, and pray it makes you whole
You're gonna have all of me, you're gonna have all of me,  You're worth every fallen tear, you're worth facing every fear You're gonna know all my love, even if it's not enough Enough to mend our broken hearts, giving you all of me is where I'll start." 

And then there were 5...maybe 6. :)

What a whirlwind these past few days have been. Thanksgiving day we picked up a darling 3 year old from a foster care shelter to spend the day with us. Our family fell in love with this precious girl with deeply troubled eyes. When we went to take her back, she started screaming the second we pulled into the driveway. They had to peel her off of me because she was hysterical. I promised her that we would be back. 4 days later, we picked her up and brought a smiling little girl home to stay with us. In under 24 hours, God provided another set of bunk beds, a mattress, bedding, a booster seat and lots of other things headed our way this week. Has it been a crazy 24 hours? Absolutely, but it has been joy-filled. I took the two "twins" (found out Little Miss is only a month younger than Maggie) to get matching haircuts and their toes painted. I feel so blessed to have this baby girl in my house. She also has a baby brother in a shelter right now and I am very much desiring to f…

12 years ago...

On Nov. 17, 1999, I gave my life to Christ. I woke up the next morning a new person. Desires I had days before had disappeared and all of a sudden I was on fire for the Lord. Best feeling in the whole world. Eventually, life got in the way. I stopped reading my Bible and stopped attending church, not because I didn't believe, I just began to put other things ahead of God. Mostly my children, myself, t.v., I always had an excuse. I got to the point where I couldn't even pray anymore. Satan had pulled me so far away that I felt mentally incapable of praying. I had pushed away many of my friends and family members with my judgmental and condescending attitude towards any opinion that disagreed with my own. My marriage was being held together merely by the fact that neither one of us had anywhere else to go. It is only by God's grace that He called us back early this year and woke us up from our self-indulgent, unhappy life that we had somehow spiraled into. I thank Him every …

My Kind of Man...

"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed." Psalm 82:3