Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Excuses

A sweet bloggy friend gave me permission to share this post with's very powerful...I encourage you to pray for God to speak to you before you even read it! This mama has put my heart into words...she has so beautifully expressed the things that have weighed so heavy on my heart for so long!

I've had my share of excuses in the past....

Too busy
Not enough money
Not enough time
Too young
Too old
Can't afford it
Already have 4 children
Not sure if it's God's will
Not sure
Can't afford it
What will others say?
What will others think?
People will think we are crazy
What if they are right?
Can't afford it.
What if it's hard on our other kids?
It's not the right time
Not sure if I would be good at it.
House is too small.
Can't afford it.
Not sure if I want to start all over again.
What would we drive?
What if it's to much work?
What if it's too hard?
Can't afford it.

Yet for every excuse God has the answer-


It's all about Him- period.

He must increase,
but I must decrease.
John 3:30

We limit God with our excuses.
We limit God with our fears.
We limit God by putting Him inside a box-
A box we have designed on our own.

But by doing this we are actually robbing ourselves-
robbing ourselves of the blessings.
Robbing ourselves of true joy
Robbing ourselves of truly living.

Because you see when we take 'us' out of the picture
Our worries,
Our fears,
Our excuses,
And we put God in the center of our lives
The possibilities are endless.

He has the way...
He IS the way...
And all you have to do is
stop making excuses and take that first step.
Stop listening to the world.
Stop being afraid of the what ifs-
And listen to the one who knows.
The one who has the answers.
The one who really matters.
The truth is
we don't have to be perfect
because He is.
We don't have to have all of the answers
because He already does.
We don't have to know how
because He will show us.
Each day you wait
is a day that they wait too...

The cost of your excuse is a lot higher than the cost of an adoption
because look at what it's costing them.

Stop making excuses.
They are waiting
And so is He...
To show you the way.

So thankful

We just wanted to thank each and everyone of you for your amazing support financially and through your prayers. We have been blanketed with such overwhelming peace and trust in our Lord. We love you guys!!! Hoping to be able to show pictures soon!!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The WINNERS are....

Since my video camera didn't get up and running in time,
we took pictures of the drawing for the Ipod Touch........

All the entries laid out and being mixed and mixed and mixed!
No peeking

And the winner is......
My precious friend, LINDA HAYASE!!!!


The winner for the IPOD SHUFFLE IS.......

A very sweet friend, STEFFANY BOSTER

We raised $1425 of the $3000 we needed to raise! Can you believe it...we are so blessed and humbled by your giving hearts and the love you have shown us. Thank you so much!!!

Less than 1 hour...

Less than 1 hour to go to buy your $10 tickets for a chance to win an IPOD TOUCH and an IPOD will be announced shortly.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

24 hours LEFT....

Little over 24 hours to go for our IPOD TOUCH still have time to buy your $10 tickets..hurry..hurry...don't miss out :) Can you help us raise the last $1785 we need??? Spread the word and let's see how fast the Lord will provide this money :) Every $10 helps! Click away on the chip-in button...hehehehe!