Time to break out the Advil. 800 mg! I've got a killer headache this morning!
What to talk about? What to talk about?
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!
We were gone WAY long running errands after work yesterday, and I felt really
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!
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! :-)
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!