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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits...

Welcome to the chaos I like to call my mind. Ha!

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Time to break out the Advil. 800 mg! I've got a killer headache this morning!

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What to talk about? What to talk about?

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We celebrated Mos Nicolae the other day. It is a Romanian holiday where the brother of Santa Claus visits all of the children (and in this case, adults ;-)), leaving small presents, candy, or fruit next to their clean shoes which they have set out the night before. A fun tradition!

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We were gone WAY long running errands after work yesterday, and I felt really bad guilty that the dogs were locked up in their crates for so many hours. So... we decided that we were going to try leaving them out for the morning when we went to work today. A very brave thought... had it actually worked. As we started to leave, the dogs went absolutely crazy, barking like mad dogs! We told them to go upstairs to the window, which they did. Except when we went outside, we could hear them barking and howling (Benjamin) like we were abandoning them or something. So, in the crates they went. I don't know if they feel safe in there or what. We just wanted to give them a little freedom. I guess not. Maybe we'll try again another day.

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No news on the adoption front. That is getting a little old... and fast! Oh my goodness, I just realized what today was, and I would be remiss if I did not mention... it was ONE YEAR ago today that we submitted our album and profile to the adoption agency. One year, and we have had NO interviews, and I believe our profile was just presented to a birth mother recently for the first time. Of course, nothing has come of that, but still. One time in one year? I'm just not feeling good about things.

Some friends of ours came up the other day for a Christmas show at our church, and we had a little time to chat over lunch. We talked about our joys and frustrations, and I shared that I don't understand what God is waiting for. My mentor shared with me a thought which I found rather interesting. She said that (my paraphrase) perhaps God is waiting for us (or me) to take care of some things He's called us (me) to or for our circumstances to change in some way. We talked about some specific things, too. The thing is, I think she may be right... and that SCARES me. The things we were talking about (sorry to be so vague) will really require a lot of faith. And not just in theory. In ACTION! You know... faith without works being dead and all.

We talked about that, too. I said that it seems like God is asking me to have faith and trust Him in EVERY area of my life. Not just one. Sometimes, I feel like saying... Give somebody else a chance to trust You, LORD! It's okay. I'll share. Not really. I mean, I know that He wants me to surrender all of my life to Him, and not just part. It's just not easy. That's okay, though. I don't want things to be easy (remind me I said this, okay?). I want to GROW in Him. I want to learn and know more of HIM!

In the meantime, I am praying specifically about some things we could change and asking God to confirm His promise to me. I think I'm starting to be a little like Gideon, and I'm not so sure that is a good thing!

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Today, I choose joy in my new duvet cover. Superficial? You bet! You know, little joys and blessings. I just LOVE the feel of the material! :-)

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Hmmmm... I guess that's about it for now. I'm really starting to like Tuesdays when I can get it all out of my brain! :-)

What's going on in your life?

Living in His JOY, HOPE, and PEACE...


***Don't forget to pray for someone today!

4 comments:

Jessi said...

You asked...

-When we lived in Argentina sometime around New Years. The children left out their shows with grass in them and a bowl of water for the camels of the three wise men as they passed on their way to see Jesus. They would leave candies and little toys, the grass and water would be gone...it was a fun tradition.

-At church this past Sunday our preacher and class talked about going through struggles and God refining us through the fires. And so many people shared about how *after* the fact the place God has brought them and how God has shaped them is just beautiful. I think were right there with you on learning...mostly to trust Him and know His timing is better then ours.

-I continue to pray for y'all and your desire for a child. I know when the perfect fit for your family comes God will not miss it and will show His power in some mighty ways...but I can only imagine how hard the wait must be.

Guess that's about it for today :) Blessings and Prayers.

-stephanie- said...

We celebrated St. Nicolas Eve the other night. The girls stockings were filled with fun little gifts and treats.
Praying.

amanda said...

praying my friend. because there is a special plan for your life. and your family. and i can't wait to see what god does!! :0)

Liz said...

I can't believe your dogs didn't want their freedom! That is too funny!

Praying for you! I know this is a hard wait but God definitely knows what He is doing. Just keep trusting!

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