As I have entered into a world recently that many are
unaware of, I have become convinced that I should speak up.Foster children are
the invisible children around us.My
message to you is that more families or couples in our churches need to
nominate themselves to become foster parents.Not because they have time.Not
because they are in the perfect place in their lives.Not because they are waiting for God to
‘tell’ them.I think we need more people
to take radical, preemptive leaps of faith, for the sake of these
children.I think we need to stop more
often take notice of the need and wonder what Jesus thinks of the children in
foster care. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not
hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 9:13)and we are instructed to pray, “Your
Kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is Heaven,” I sometimes wonder
if we have the ability to usher the Kingdom into our very homes by caring for
the most vulnerable among us--…
I am back. Feeling the need to blog. The need to share my hard-learned wisdom with whomever will stop long enough to read it.
In the years since I have really blogged, I have continued to grow and change quite a bit. I wish I could detail more of what has occurred over the past 3 years, but out of respect for marriage, I will not elaborate, only share the main lessons I have learned which have been life changing for me.
For women in difficult marriages, I will say this: Cloud and Townsend http://www.cloudtownsend.com/ are some of the best people with some of the best advice I have ever encountered. I have read almost everything they have published and I highly recommend Boundaries for any interpersonal issues.
I will also say that if you are in a difficult marriage, for whatever reason, God has His eye on you. First and Foremost, get as familiar as possible with how GOD views you and do not let how you view you or how anyone else views you cloud the TRUTH. Choose to believe His…
So I threw a big, BIG party. I wanted to share a few photos and give a few tips or discuss the challenges...It wasn't easy finding stuff on the internet or pinterest with ideas for Adoption Parties for bigger kids...inviting them into the family and what it all means. I pieced it all together and used a number of cool ideas from Pinterest and bit off quite a bit more than I realized...but it was fun and well worth it. Here are some shots of the candy bar and some homemade decorations.
I decided thinking of it a bit like a wedding reception, since our family was gaining nieces, grand-daughters, cousins, and we were making a life time commitment to them in being their forever family.
My family was not unhappy that I practiced making cake pops ahead of time, and my mom is well versed in dipped pretzels. Our colors were purple and teal (the girls helped decide) and we were off and running. The ceiling at the venue was very high, so i decided flo…