3rd time’s the charm…?

I have been set free from the needle today. An immunization needle, mind you. (Just wanted to clarify that one!) 😉 I received my last vaccination for the trip to China. We still have not heard any news on the referral or travel. This is just the completion of another preliminary step in the adoption process. Incidentally, I would ask that you please pray for my family as we continue to wait…and wait…and…well, you get the idea! Patience is a hard virtue to put into practice. Trusting in the Lord’s provision (and timing) is also a constant struggle. We humans … Continue reading 3rd time’s the charm…?

______ are gifts from the Lord

Many people would fill this blank in with the answer, children. This is certainly a correct answer, but another equally correct answer also fills the blank. My answer: Parents. I’ll be honest…there have been many selfish moments in my life where I would not admit this fact. But when I look at where I am, what I’ve learned and been taught, how I react to my circumstances, who I “hang out” with, what I believe, where I spend my time…(this is certainly not exhaustive)…I willingly admit, these areas have been influenced by my God-given, loving parents. My parents have been … Continue reading ______ are gifts from the Lord