Friday, December 3, 2010


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Team One Less Broken Heart is having a free give away to help spread the word for the Apisa family. Hop on over to and get entered into the give away.

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Resting in the SON,



Beautifully written by Rachel from Embracing Africa -

"We are extremely convicted by the truth that the Gospel is tied to adoption. It is. You can't argue it. You can't debate it. You can't put it into the box of "God's will" or "not God's will." You just can't.

But while so many Christians sit around and chat about the common phrases of "God's will," "His timing," and the like, millions of children sit... and wait, and wait. Especially the older children, those children who are less likely to ever be welcomed into a family. Those children who are less likely to ever be "chosen."

Adoption can't be sought merely for compassion's sake or for a massive tug on your heart strings, or because you think it will be all rainbows and unicorns, because it's not. It's more than that. My mind replays the words "chosen," and being "bought with a price" in relation to Jesus choosing me!

It certainly wasn't convenient for Him- He left a perfect heaven where he was perfectly adored to come after me, to choose me.

It certainly was costly- it cost Him everything! It cost Him His life.

It certainly is difficult- I am sinful. I am stubborn. I often refuse His love. I often think I know better than Him. I often neglect His perfect and sovereign wisdom in my life.

But still... he chose me and would choose me again in a heartbeat. I am His. I have been CHOSEN. "

Resting in the SON,

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


This incredible post was written by Amy over at I hope it touches your heart the way it has mine.
Reluctant Husband Syndrome Part 2
In Reluctant Husband Syndrome Part 1 we ladies took a good honest look at ourselves and the part we play in our Husbands reluctance to adopt. I have prayed about Part 2 for a long time now, seeking God over how to word this. What I have found however, is that there is no easy way to say it.

So, I'm going to make this straight forward and simple- and hope that our guys are "man enough" to take it. Yet not only man enough to take it- but man enough to be willing to take a good long look at yourself- and the condition of your heart.

Over and over I have heard women say "My husband is just not sure he could love someone elses child or a child who does not share his blood".That actually cracks me up- because he loves you doesn't he? And I am certainly hoping YOU are not his blood relation. ;0) So I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with loving someone elses child who is not 'blood related' and all about simply LOVE...Of self.

Often times, without even recognizing it, we become protective over our lives. Protective over the things we place the most value on. Our time, our finances, our stuff, our desires, our wants, our needs.

We fear these things will somehow be taken from us- so we cling to them in desperation and become reluctant to let go and trust God to give us something even better.

And before we even realize it...

LOVE of this...

or this..

or this...

means more to us than this....

Now I want you to understand I am not saying there is anything wrong with watching football, hunting, golfing, money, relationships or going fishing- but when any of these things stand in the way of us following Jesus-there is a problem.
I also want you to know I am not saying everyone is called to adopt. But I do believe that often we cannot even get to a place where we will earnestly seek God's will on adoption for our lives because we cannot get past the fear that it is going to cost us something...Something that we are not willing to give up for Him.
But I want you to remember is that God doesn't only care about the orphans- He cares about you too. He cares about the condition of your heart. As the head of your family you have a big responsibility to live your life as an example and lead your family in faith. True faith will result in a changed life style.

Can I ask you something? When you take a good long look at your life - can you see evidence God is there?
One day you will stand before the God... whether you believe in Him or not- and He will ask you what you did with the things He blessed you with - your time, your talents, your finances- your life. The bible is very clear when it say: "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Luke 16:13
It's black and white.

Either or.

No in between.

You are either going to live your life like it's all about you- or all about God.

Which one have you chosen?
Resting in the SON,