Believe it or not, there is beauty in the chaos, clean socks in the dryer, and dinner's on the way.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I find that I have been following international news items more lately that I used to. Of course I don't have to hunt around for the news about the earthquake that hit China on Monday. So much devastation. So many injuries. So many lives lost. And somewhere in the aftermath, we have a little girl waiting to come home with us. Sometimes I feel completely helpless to do anything. All I can do is pray. And yet we have been promised that God will hear our prayers, and answer our needs. So, if you have a moment to offer up a prayer for those hurting, He has promised to hear.
I am a 30 something, working mom to 5 kids, married to one terrific hubby, slowly making it through grad school, and loving this ride called life. This blog began as an outlet about raising a large family in a 2 kid world. Now it is more about the joys of simple living and the blessings of life surrounded by these kiddos.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world" (NIV)
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west." (NIV)
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
"To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me, But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (NIV)