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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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Would you consider?

I promised a little something sweet...so here it is:

Is that not just the MOST darling little face? Look at those chubby cheeks. Don't they beg to be squeezed? And, I am certain there is some sweet sugar under that chin and jaw in a tickle spot on his neck. I also think I see some mischief in those eyes.

And, I was recently given some news about our littlest angel.....in an email from China....

"By the way, Zhuang Zhuang and his friend just started attending a Montessori kindergarten yesterday and they LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! When they came home they were so proud! All smiles! "

Last night, in our prayer time, the girls began discussing how Andrew might be afraid to sleep in his room by himself. They were SOOOO sweet. They were making a plan for how he could sleep in the room with them, how to rearrange the sleeping in their room to make room for him. My heart simply melted.....already planning to take care of their baby brother.

And, now....to the question...

Would you consider?

I sometimes run far ahead of God, jump out of the boat, and take my eyes off of Him. I do pray this is NOT one of those times.

But, I'd like to make a request.

We do need $2,000. And, I know it's Christmas. I know the economy is slow. I personally know some who are without work. Stan and I have both taken cuts in pay due to furloughs.

But...I wonder...how many of you could give $10? Some of you have been praying about how much the LORD wants you to give, and some have been thinking, "I would give, but we don't have much." I know all of those things because you've shared your hearts with me AND I've felt those same things when others are fundraising for adoptions.

But...what if you gave $10? And what if you asked 3 other friends to give $10? What if you helped me spread the word? Just $10...but multiply that by 200 and we'll have the $2,000 we need for the next step.

So, would you consider? Would you consider clicking on the donate button on this page? You can use your debit card or your credit card or Paypal.....Then, would you consider emailing 3 friends and sharing our story....sending them a link to our blog....and asking them to consider giving $10? Or.....maybe sharing our need on your blog?

Would you print the photo of this face?

And join me in prayer that God would send the miracle of financing his adoption. Can we see God multiply the gifts you give? Much like the fishes and the loaves. Wouldn't it be awesome if you checked back in few days and saw that your were a part of the BIG picture....bringing our Zhuang Zhuang home.

Thank you, friends! You have supported us through Ellie's adoption,job loss, Ellie's surgery, spica casting, learning to walk, learning to cath...and many more! I am so glad to belong to the family of GOD where we can walk arm in arm together to further His Kingdom work.

I have a fleece out before the LORD. It's something I want to share, but it's not quite time. If the LORD is in it, you will know, and it will be some BIG SHOUTING NEWS.

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