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December 5, 2014

Gethsemane – Where Healing Begins

Thanks to so many of you for following along last month as we heard from various adoptive moms on very real adoption issues. Because of the overwhelming response, our hope is to continue allowing this blog to be a platform for hearts to be shared, understood and heard. Please read along again this week as adoptive mother, Elianah Bede, shares the struggles faced when opening their home to a hurting older child and how God is teaching her through it… “I sat on the hallway floor in the dark, hugging my knees which were pulled tight against my chest, sobbing, and begging God to intervene.  It was after midnight, and the noise of the raging coming from my son’s bedroom seemed to drown out my prayer.   It was my husband’s turn to try to calm our son, so I sat alone in the hallway.  This night was just one more … Continue reading

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November 14, 2014

Lessons God Taught Me On The Bathroom Floor

Welcome to week two of our celebration of National Adoption Month. I hope you read along last week as we heard about the reality of post-adoption depression. This week, we are honored to have guest blogger & Lifesong Adoptive mom, Nicole Schmidt, talk about the struggles they faced after bringing older children into their home and the lessons God taught her… Our entire adoption process, we held the verse in Ephesians close to our hearts.  In LOVE, He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of HIS glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the beloved. After about a year and half long process and we boarded a plane to go pick up our boys in Ethiopia. We were ecstatic! Our entire process we had prayed this simple prayer. God, show us your radical love—help us … Continue reading

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