Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth and Ava...

Nathaniel and Juliet...

Stephanie and Victoria...


Katherine and Abigial...

and my Love and I...

 wish you and yours a very BLESSED Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse

The heavens declare the glory of God...

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Advent Celebration

I am blessed every time I visit "A Holy Experience" and I simply must share it with you.

God is using this faithful woman to speak Truth and Love through the words she writes.

She has lovingly shared "A Jesus Advent Celebration" with us.  It is a simple, beautiful e-book that includes daily bible readings and simple ways to help us walk through this season of advent as we "Anticipate Christ... and celebrate Christmas, His Coming."

Visit her today... you will be blessed.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Be FILLED with the Truth

I have been struggling for several days... okay, maybe a week.

The thoughts that consume me lately are lies. But, still. I have been listening. Believing.

The short version is that the busyness of this season... combined with concern for my girl, Juliet, who has some mysterious issue (that has kept her home from school for over a week now) that the doctor has yet to resolve... added to the fact that I haven't felt great in over two weeks... multiplied by a mile long list of things I am supposed to be taking care of (instead of blogging!)... plus Suubi Project is taking off... ... together has left me struggling in many areas.

Today, I realized... that in the midst of the busyness and other distractions... I have been neglecting what's most important because He doesn't demand my attention.

The result of that neglect is that my 'cup' has not been re-filled.

And when my cup is empty... I forget who I am... and the lies become believable.

I am so thankful for His grace.

Today, I ran to my heavenly Father's throne... and there He was... waiting for me.

The Ruler of the universe waiting in the fullness of Love to speak to my heart.

What peace... and joy... and filling up we can receive when we simply approach His throne!  When we seek Him, we will find Him.

Oh! Why do I neglect the Source of Life and Truth and Love???


Today I remembered Who I belong to... and who I am. I am His. And the truth is this...

Each one, that confesses Jesus as Savior, belongs to God.

In Him you will know the truth... and the Truth will set you free.

Thank you, Father, for lovingly reminding me, again, of who I am.

Dear Friends...  The Lord Almighty waits for you... He calls you by name... Listen... and be filled with the Truth.

The Truth

I am God's child (John 1:12)

I am Christ's friend (John 15:15 )

I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)

I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20)

I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)

I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)

I am the salt and light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)

I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)

I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)

I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil 3 :20)

I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)

I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor 5:17-21)

I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph.. 2:18)

I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)

I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39)

I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor 1:21-22 )

I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8:28 )

I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )

I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph.. 3: 12 )

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13 )

I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)

I am God's temple (1 Cor.. 3: 16). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)

I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). I have been justified (Romans 5:1)

I am God's co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship (Eph. 2:10)

I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. (Phil. 1: 5)

I have been redeemed and forgiven ( Col 1:14). I have been adopted as God's child (Eph 1:5)

I belong to God.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


to find out about "thirty-five".

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Adoption FINAL!

Today was our day in court to finalize our adoption of Juliet and Kenneth!

It's a beautiful thing!

(Kenneth and Juliet are actually extremely happy...
overjoyed, as a matter of fact...
they're still working on getting that emotion on camara ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SUUBI Update

It is such a joy to watch this project come to life!

Our "Suubi Launch" on Sunday was inspiring!  It is such a blessing to have other people join us in serving the orphans and the poor in Ug*nda through Suubi.

Please visit the "SUUBI" blog to find out more about what's going on!

To God be the Glory!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Depraved Indifference

Please take a few minutes to watch this... it is our Father's heart...

Are you willing?