09 September 2014

Art Therapy

Arts are serious therapy for me. Dude...great therapy. I have been wanting to make scripture signs to put above the doorways in the house for some time now. With all that has been going on....I finally caved to some crafting-therapy and just dove in. Here is the result of the first one. A touch of Craftsman font - Nate loves it! 

While I was praying and making the sign, I "got" the great idea that others might want something like this also. How cool would it be to make these for others...even YOU!! Think Christmas gifts (only a few months away), showers, just because, etc. 

So, $20 a sign with your choice of the verse/quote, font style, and paint color. The best part is ALL proceeds go to bring home 2 cutie pie kiddos :). 

Up and Coming Travel!!
October is right around the corner and my medical missions trip to our kiddos orphanage is only 6 weeks away. 

6 weeks away!! Oh my goodness!
I am still working to fund that oh so expensive precious plane ticket, gathering medical supplies, and most of all preparing my heart for the great work of ministering to the broken both of spirit and body. Will you pray with me that I can bring the Father's healing light to them? That they would come to see Him as the giver of LIFE.  

Thats it folks! No long drawn out writing today :) (aren't you glad?!) 
Maybe I'll try a little video update next time...hehe. 

Blessings my friends. 
Remember Him who Redeems you at the most expensive price - 
His very life because of His love for you!

03 September 2014

Hi Friends!

Scary News:

We are another week closer to a dream trip to see and meet my kiddos AND another week closer to bringing them home. I was confirmed again how important this trip is as I got an email regarding my sweet Baby F - they are concerned she has pneumonia and now maybe a heart problem.  They took her to a larger city hospital and are considering taking her to a heart specialist.

Would you please pray with us?!

Better News:

I feel a peace that it may be nothing....and I'm super grateful I get to go see her soon WITH a team of doctors who may be able to help me sort things out. Really though, we know and trust Jesus is bigger than all of this and will take care of my sweet girl and handsome boy (this is all the BEST news).

Paperwork News:

We hit a small bump in the road with our home-study paperwork. Our agency is becoming Hague certified (a long and crazy process that is way too much to put in here save to say it is a good thing but painful process) and we now have to get background checks from everywhere Nate and I have lived since we turned 18. For us, this is several more places to do paperwork and pay fees (ouch!). New goal is to get that paperwork to the US FBI by the end of September.

So here is your "To-Do" list this week:

~ Pray fervently for the health and lives of our kids
~ buy all your Amazon things through the link to the right (we get a portion to help support our adoption)
~ Send Nate chocolate encouragement as he has been super patient with my random cries and maternal hormone flips
~ if you have random medical supplies you'd like to send with me or money to purchase supplies to help set up the clinic let me know

Happy Pics: (can't wait to update them in October!!)