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Calling all Prayer Warriors!

I was taking a shower yesterday praying for the boys and God grabbed a hold me and said, “Plan a prayer meeting!”

me: really? You want me to have people over to my house to pray for a court date and that we would be able to bring them home soon? Oh – God I have never done anything like this. This is really outside my comfort zone.

God: I don’t care…just do it!

So, now I bring you the details that came from my conversation with God

This Thursday night – August 6th at 8:00pm
Our home: 1720 6th Ave N – St. Cloud
We will start praying at 8:15 and ending at 8:45 with fellowship after.

So are you passionate for adoption, prayer, our family or do you have a desire to be? Then come on over and let’s pray! Do you live far from us? Then set your clocks and pray with us!

Leave a comment if you want to pray with us! I would be greatly encouraged!


Honestly, these past couple of weeks have been hard waiting for a court date. I feel the spiritual battle raging because Satan hates the word “FAMILY.” He does not want us to feel belonged, loved, chosen, wanted, cherished, and adopted. He thrives on keeping us distracted, busy, overwhelmed, and unsatisfied.

I have been praying for our boys night and day. One night, it felt like I was up more than I was sleeping, but it was the best opportunity to plead with the Father to bring our boys home.

This morning I sat at my desk and I had nothing to say God. I couldn’t even put words into a prayer. When I feel like this, I open my bible to the Psalms because there are always words that I feel and that I can say to God. This morning my eyes fell to Psalm 61 verse 1 and 2.

Hear my cry, O God listen to my prayer;
From the end of the earth
I call to you when my heart is faint.

Just after I read those verses I had a verse come to mind about waiting for the Lord…Be strong! I had to bible reference it because I could only remember that it was at the end of a psalm. (My bible is relatively new and so I don’t have all the underlines and highlights in it like my old one does.) But I found it. Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord;
be Strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!

I stand in full confidence that God hears my cry, He wants to grow our family with our boys. I am rest in peace knowing God’s timing is perfect. Today I am going to Be strong and wait for the LORD!

The Forgotten 500

I just finished the book, “The Forgotten 500” by Gregory Freeman.

This is the true story of 500 service men who were stranded in the mountains of Yugoslavia during WWII and the dramatic rescue of them. And how communist moles infiltrated in the higher ranks of the US and British forces during the war and were the catalyst for the Cold War that followed.

This is an excellent book if you like history or want to learn from history. I gained a great respect for the people of Yugoslavia and the service men of WWII. It also got me thinking about the current administration and how President Obama is appointing known supporters of communism into his Czar positions and how catastrophic that could and will be. When you appoint people to power who have no one to hold them accountable expect the president himself, and who do not believe whole heartily in democracy there are huge consequences to pay. You will read about it in the book and if you study history…you know it repeats itself.


Hosanna lyrics
Fraser, Brooke
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna in the highest

I see the King of glory
Coming down the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes

I see His love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing


I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, selfless faith

I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees


Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity


I have been thinking about this song for the past couple of weeks. The last verse has been the one on my mind. Read what I put in bold. The third line where it says, “Break my heart for what breaks yours,” has been really working on me lately. If I truly say that and believe it, my life will become messy. You can’t turn your back on the depressed, lost, orphaned, widowed, single mother etc. There is nothing neat and tidy about living a life where you surrender your life for the kingdom’s cause.

What does this look like for me when soon I will have a house full of children all under 6. How do I live my life to the glory of God while staying on the home front with my children all the while showing them how to love like Jesus in this broken and fallen world?

Now that is a good question for me today.

Go out and buy this song off of itunes if you haven’t heard it…it is worth 99 cents!

Horseback Riding

We had the privileged of going to getting to know a great family in our church yesterday.
They had horses to ride and my girls have been riding cloud nine since we left.

I wish you could see Grace’s face…Sheer glee


Adie was so happy to be on the horse. It was the first thing she talked about this morning. She was actually using 5 word sentences to tell me about it!



Adie riding bare back…notice her pink boots!



We might have found her new love.


Lydia had a great time too!