Adoption Series: Day 1

Adoption Series: Day 1

Adoption Series Day One: Adoption As I began to write this week’s devotional on adoption, I had to stop and really think about what the word adopt means and what it in entails. The word adopt means to take by choice another’s child and bring it up as one’s own child....
Adoption Series: Day 2

Adoption Series: Day 2

Adoption Series Day Two: The Call I knew I was called to adopt many years ago, long before I was married or even entertained the thought of being a mother. I have even referred to myself as the unlikely mother. I never day dreamed of being a mom as a little girl,...
Adoption Series: Day 3

Adoption Series: Day 3

Adoption Series Day Three: The Waiting Oh the waiting…..The word waiting makes me cringe some days. We have waited a long time to see this child’s face. I have waited since my early twenties, and still we wait. One of my favorite quotes from C.S. Lewis during this...
Adoption Series: Day 4

Adoption Series: Day 4

Adoption Series Day Four: The Refiner’s Fire Now some of you may be more ready to go through this journey than I am; not much fire needed. You have limited impurities that are easily burned away. I tease my husband that our wait has been so long because God sees I...
Adoption Series: Day 5

Adoption Series: Day 5

Adoption Series Day Five: The Enemy Remember how I said that I am self reliant to a fault? Well, it turns out that the Enemy loves that part of me. He loves to exploit it and to make me miserable. Maybe you’ve never experienced an onslaught of battle from the Enemy....
Adoption Series: Day 6

Adoption Series: Day 6

Adoption Series Day Six: When God Adjusted “my” Plan When God called me to adopt, it was a very specific call. We were specifically called to place our dossier in Haiti and wait for a child. Even though I was quite sure of that, my husband and I researched various...