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Four Years Ago...

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Four years ago our lives were forever changed as we welcomed four precious Ukrainian born children into our family.  The morning of April 7, 2009 we stared at these pictures in the government office and I heard these words spring forth from the deepest places of my soul as the Lord spoke, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9  We said, "Yes."  Then, on April 21, 2009 we heard the judge declare four additions to the Merida household. "Praise the LORD!  Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD!  Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!  From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised!... He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children.  Praise the LORD!" Psalm 113:1-…

We've Moved!

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If you happen to be wondering as to where I've been over the past several days, here is part of the reason: we bought a house!  Another one, I should say, since we still have ours in Mississippi thankfully sustained by wonderful renters.  Maybe one day we'll be able to sell it without losing on it?!. God is our faithful Provider and Sustainer!  Back to the new house...  We are beyond blessed and excited.  We moved in 2 1/2 weeks ago.  Incredibly gracious and generous friends came over to help clean, paint, pack, move and unpack.    No more wood panel walls or dirty draperies!  I painted our master bedroom.  Apparently the drapes were never moved when they last painted.  I found a whole other color behind them!  I call this picture of my trim work "Neapolitan" as in: chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.  Ha ha.    Check out the muscles working on that piano.  That piano has seen a lot of places: New Orleans practice room, to our NOLA home, to our Mississippi home, to o…