Tuesday, September 29, 2009

im tired today so someone else wrote for me.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Email Hacker

We apologize for the email received by many .. It was not Katie and we are working desperately to fix the issue ... She is obviously not in Scotland asking for money ...


Friday, September 25, 2009

And Baby makes 14

Well.... While I am waiting for the right time to share our exciting story of God's goodness on Thursday, I wanted to introduce you to the newest member of our family. She is almost one, itty bitty, and we are all absolutely enthralled by her. Meet Patricia.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lord, had I a thousand tongues, I would praise you with all of them...

I cannot begin to thank you for your prayers. They have overwhelmed us with the peace, calm and joy that can only come from the Lord.

I wish with all of my heart that I could tell you the WHOLE story of how the Lord showed up and moved mountains today.. But since a certain someone won't be finished legalizing all our new paper work until next week, I feel it is best to wait.

I will tell you this though: Mr. Someone showed up an hour early. I was shaken. The first hour did NOT go well. But at 10 am. Oh, your prayers softened even the hardest heart. The power of those prayers pressed down all around us until the presence of God was so tangible in the room even a non-believer could not deny it. Words came out of my mouth that were not ever planned in my mind.

I meet Mr. Someone again tomorrow and hope and plead and pray he will keep the words he promised me today. I have a good feeling though... How could I not!

He truly IS able to do more than all we could ask or imagine.

I am deeply, incredibly, humbly grateful. So thankful for the Lord and His great mercy and Compassion, that He sits so high upon His throne and would look so low as to take an interest in my problems. So thankful for His word that has been the solid rock I can stand on, the promise I can rest in. So SO thankful for you, brothers and sisters, the body of Christ, standing with me, holding up my arms, encouraging and stregthening my heart.

I would feel so greatly honored if, as you pray for us throughout this week as we are waiting on our papers, we could pray for you as well. There is nothing sweeter than the opportunity to stand together before the Mighty One, praising, thanking, asking for eachother.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Psalm 97

The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols— worship him, all you gods!
Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.

May the mountains melt like wax.

More soon, please continue to keep our family and visiting friends in your prayers.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be put to shame."
Isaiah 28:16
"For this battle is the Lord's, and He will give them into your hands."
1 Samuel 17:47
"God sets the lonely in families..."
Psalm 68:6
"Not ONE of God's good promises failed, every one was fulfilled."
Joshua 21:45
"The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still."
Exodus 14:14
Some things are going on here that are too sensitive to share due to the insecurity of the internet. So I am just going to ask for prayer. Prayer for wisdom and discerment and grace. Prayer that WHATEVER happens, we would act in a manner reflective of the Gospel. Prayer for the protection of my sweet family. Prayer for understanding. We know that God is Sovereign. We know that God is good, no matter what. We know that in all things, He will work for the good of those who love Him and who have been called according to His purpose. We cling to that.
I believe that the GOD OF THE UNIVERSE spoke my family into existence and that God does not change His mind. I am trusting in that.
We are SO thankful for the body of Christ standing with us.
More soon, I promise.