Just felt like making that known !!!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Last night I got to sing and lead 100+ kids in praising our Lord. So incredible. You gotta love em! All that joy - man, they were amazing!
God is good.
Wow. I serve a pretty big God, and He is doing some cool things in this humble girls life right now.
Have an awesome weekend guys !
Posted by Kristy at 6:45 AM
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
So here is where this girl has been at the past couple of weeks; really doing some deep soul searching.
1.Is this adoption Gods will for us? Did we go on just a whim?
2.Am I just wanting a cute Chinese baby to carry around on my hip and show everyone?
3.Can I really love a child that is not born of my own?
4.When I’m awakened at 2:00am will I be resentful??
…..just to name a few.
As I think through some of these questions, here is where I’m at with them:
1.When I wonder if this is His will, sometimes I feel ashamed of myself. He has been faithful to us, and through this, all the way! How can I keep forgetting that?? One example; we needed to come up with a rather large payment and at the time thought that we would have to dip into a line of credit (btw; we strongly feel that we are not to go into debt with this adoption, to not take out a loan, as I just typed that I realized that we haven’t either, up to this point……thanks again, Lord!) instead, a dear friend approached me at church and told me that her and her husband had decided not to adopt and that they were given a grant and wanted to forward that grant to us. It was amazing, we only had to come up with $200 to make the entire payment…….
2.I do want people to know that we promote adoption. If that means then, that one of the ways to do that is by having a child that looks differently from us, then so be it. I’m still praying over this one….
3.For those of you that have adopted; tell me about the bonding process for you – is it love instantly? Or does it grow ?
4.This one too, makes me feel ashamed. How selfish of me. The teeny tiny bit of 'sacrifice' that I would have to 'endure' is nothing compared to having this child become part of our family, to be our daughter. My daughter.
My dear sweet amazing husband is quietly letting me go through this. He knows where I’m at. I know he’s praying.
The other day he was mentioning something about when we get our daughter – he again emphasized the word to me: when.
I have made such incredible Christ centered friendships with this blog and through this adoption. I welcome not only your prayers but for your advice.
Amy in Germany, Rachelle and Mark, Stephanie, Amy W. – God has used each of you in my life (whether you realize it or not ! )
Please know that this isn’t a lack of trust, I don’t even consider this being fear – just honest questions that I’m asking my heart and my Heavenly Father.
Posted by Kristy at 9:47 AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Posted by Kristy at 7:56 AM
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I found this old article written by John Piper titled " A Challenge to Women " .
Wow. This is some really good meaty stuff.
Number one on his list is;
That all of your life—in whatever calling—be devoted to the glory of God.
For me, I love to sign my name with " In it for His glory ". ' It ' to me, means everything. Everything I do. Everything I am - all to give God the glory.
Being the best wife I can be.
Being a mom to those 3 amazing little lives.
And all the other ins and outs of life -
All to Give Him Glory.
woo hoo yea baby rock on kick butt you go girl ! ( I'm my own cheerleader - hey Amy H. - still have your pom-poms??)
I'm not your average girl here (can you tell?) - I love being a wife. I love being a mom. I love homeschooling my children. I love all the things that our culture looks at with disgust:
- Stay at home mom.
- Submitting to my husbands lead..........okay - and I want to give my definition of the dreaded word submission - " Seeking to please the other persons heart " - that's it, not so scary.
- Following and serving Jesus Christ.
Here is #11 on John's list:
That you not assume that secular employment is a greater challenge or a better use of your life than the countless opportunities of service and witness in the home the neighborhood, the community, the church, and the world.......
That one is sure to cause some hate mail!
I could of worked. I could have continued on my education. I could of done so much to further my life, my agenda........
Really! As mothers, we have the most important job in the world. Do you realize that?? Satan doesn't want you to think that though. He wants you out there pursuing all sorts of other things...
Whew ! Whats gotten into this girl this morning? Besides too much coffee......(and the Holy Spirit!)
Dudes - your so cool and so important in your homes - don't let the enemy tell you different!
Now - go read what Johnny boy has to say!
I am so In it for His glory ~
Posted by Kristy at 5:52 AM
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Posted by Kristy at 9:22 AM