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If Only...

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If only counseling others and parenting children were this simple... This clip makes me laugh.  Part of what is so funny is my ability to relate to it.  Sometimes when I'm in a counseling or parenting situation, I just want to say, "Stop it!"  This is particularly true when it comes to my kiddos and helping them through some of the things they deal with or their negative behaviors that need correcting...

Additionally, isn't it interesting that when you have a lot going on, you have a lot more going on?!.  My fleshly inclination when I start to become overwhelmed with things (like preparing to move next week!) tends to be this desire to just want to eat a snack and put a happy movie in...one that doesn't involve people or animals dying or anything real dramatic... haha.  Last night when I was finished praying with my kiddos and tucking each of them in, one of my girls broke down crying.  She shared how she kept having bad dreams and needed to listen to music in o…

Oh for grace to trust Him more...

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I love this picture...
It was taken during our six week adoption stretch in Ukraine.  This little one was 7 years old in the picture.  Can you believe that we will celebrate four years home this May?!.  Most days I feel like she and all her siblings have always been with us.  Other days I wonder, "where did you come from?!."  Ha ha ha...  We have our ups and downs...  We take one step forward and two steps back...  
'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus Just to take Him at His Word Just to rest upon His promise And to know, "Thus saith the Lord!"
Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him! How I've proved Him o'er and o'er; Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! Oh for grace to trust Him more!
Oh, how sweet to trust in jesus, Just to trust His cleansing blood; And in simple faith to plunge me 'Neath the healing, cleansing flood!
Yes, 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus, Just from sin and self to cease; Just from Jesus simply taking Life and rest, and joy and peace.
I'm so glad I learned t…

Will you be there?

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The International Justice Mission's Global Prayer Gathering is just around the corner...
Learn more here: www.ijm.org/gpg
Hope to see you there!

Stuck

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The award-winning documentary STUCK, the story of the struggles and rewards of international adoption, is premiering over the next couple months in cities across America!
STUCK follows the stories of four orphans from Haiti, Vietnam and Ethiopia and their heartbreaking struggles to go home.
You can watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/bebcampaign/stuckthemovie

For a list of cities screening Stuck, and ways to learn more visit: https://bothendsburning.org