Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Sweet Encouragement From My Savior

Thank you for your prayers for me. I am finding a peace in soul. Don't get me wrong, if I sit still and think about my children who are not at home anymore, I can begin to feel a deep mourning setting.

But, let me tell you about my JESUS!!

Just after my last post, I hit send and went to check on the girls. Here is what I found.

Before any of you had begun to pray for me, the LORD was answering my cries. I had to laugh.

Later in the evening I visited a few blogs, one of which was Katie's. If you have time, I implore you to click here and read her last two posts. Katie reminded me that Jesus is all I need, that He longs to be the source of my joy, my peace, and my happiness. I think I have sometimes substituted the joy of parenting for the joy of the LORD. I must give my heart fully and completely to JESUS.

I am certain that each of us have, at some time, found ourselves drifting into despair. Take heart. We're in good company. David was greatly distressed...but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God .I can choose to encourage myself as well. I will choose to rest in His word, to speak His promises, to sing His praises. I can encourage myself in the LORD MY God! And, together, we can encourage one another too.

Be blessed today and everyday!


Kim K. said...

Hugs!! Your girls always cheer me up. I'm ready for another Ellie story too!!

Marla said...

Oh my, how can you not be cheered by those gorgeous smiling faces? Hugs and prayers to you Robbie!

Chelsea Gour said...

I had a chance to look back through the last couple of posts. Sorry for all you are going through right now with sending off two of your children! I can't imagine how hard it is. Thank you for all the kind comments you always leave on my blog and I hope you find peace in all this chaos soon!

God's Grace said...

I just don't know how you do it all girl-friend! I'm exhausted just being little old me the stay at home mom! :-)

God's Grace said...

by the way, those girls look good enough to eat!

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