Blessing and i are caring for Travis and Melissa’s 3 children for 7 days, we are 1.5 days in and i am so grateful for the mothering style Melissa has developed. Continue reading
“Do you do Halloween?”
“Do you Trick or Treat?”
“Are you letting your kids Trick or Treat this year?”
“Why can’t we Trick or Treat?!?!? It’s just Candy and Fun!!!”
Those are the questions that have swirled through our 30 years of parenting Octobers. Continue reading
Yes, he could have. And Jesus could have been born into a wealthy family. He could have turned stone into bread in the wilderness. He could have called 10,000 angels to his aid in Gethsemane. He could have come down from the cross and saved himself. The question is not what God could do, but what he willed to do.
God’s will was that though Christ was rich, yet for your sake he became poor. The “No Vacancy” signs over all the motels in Bethlehem were for your sake. “For your sake he became poor” (2 Corinthians 8:9).
God rules all things — even motel capacities — for the sake of his children. The Calvary road begins with a “No Vacancy” sign in Bethlehem and ends with the spitting and scoffing of the cross in Jerusalem.
And we must not forget that he said, “He who would come after me must deny himself and take up his cross.”
We join him on the Calvary road and hear him say, “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you” (John 15:20).
To the one who calls out enthusiastically, “I will follow you wherever you go!” Jesus responds, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
Yes, God could have seen to it that Jesus have a room at his birth. But that would have been a detour off the Calvary road.
And so as i see it all we really have left to ask is this…
Do i trust HIS love, His plan and His power ?
Do i desire, above all else, that every moment of my life will point other’s to the gift of the Manger, making the way for Calvary.
December 1, 2014 by Nama
My heart is full to exploding, i tend to pull inside and savor when all is well and busy and full, i am more apt to ramble when my heart and mind is busy sorting and figuring. Time will pass and the details of this miracle season in our home will be forgotten. Baby Coffee needs to know how amazing this season has been, our entire family needs to remember the God of this season. We need to share how blessed Nama and Pappa are to be on the outside looking in on His miraculous work of redemption.
On this Monday, here are some of my favorite things from the past weeks: Continue reading
November 18. 2014 by Nama
You need a tax deduction as we move to the close of 2014.
There is a tiny baby girl in Florida about to show her beautiful little face who needs her Mommy, Daddy, Brother and Sissy.
Your donation to Travis and Melissa’s adoption fund may be tax deductible.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
AdoptTogether.org is a project of Hoping Hearts Foundation Inc, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Therefore, your donation may be tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for specific tax advice.
All the information you may need is on the “how it works” page of the adopttogether link above.
Please consider whether this Christmas Miracle is one you can be a part of.
November 15, 2014 by Nama
This is it…baby will arrive ANY DAY !!
There are just a few weeks remaining until baby girl’s due date, but as we all know arriving babies do not tend towards checking calendars and the experts last week suspected she may think she should arrive a bit early. Soooooo……..
This is what happens each time i check the adopt together fund raiser Continue reading
November 11, 2014 by Nama
Trusting my only Big Brother will have the best birthday so far in his 53 years. Happy Birthday Jon, it is an honor to do this thing called life with a man such as you.
We baked our first Christmas Cookies last night, which was 1. Fun, 2.Sad, because it was our Kaydra’s idea and by the time we got around to it she, being a 4:30 am barista, was so exhausted she had no fun. 3. Proof that Blessing and Cody together with utensils and flour are trouble…always!! 4. Pretty much perfect timing since it did This…. Continue reading