Tuesday, January 13, 2009


(Taken from prayer journal. Written on Monday 1/12/09. I like to read a few verses and journal while I wait in the line to pick up Cass in the afternoons.)

James 1: 19-27

19 This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;
24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.
26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.
27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
(emphasis mine)


You seem to have planted the idea of adoption in my heart 4 1/2 years ago at my first manager's conference with Family Christian Stores. When I came home all excited about one day adopting a little girl from China, I expected Trey to bring me right back down to earth with a dose of reality. Instead, he said that we could certainly consider it as a someday plan. (Thank you, Father, for such an amazing husband.) Over the course of my employment with Family, I was constantly reminded of James 1:27 and the idea of one day adopting never really went away. Now You have brought us here to Mansfield, TX and to FBC Mansfield. We've made friends who are at several different stages of the adoption process. We've met kids and parents and seen the blessings first hand. Mosaic has been started and our prayer is that You would bless this ministry greatly. Trey and I have been so blessed with this church and thought that You placed us here merely to grow us in our walk. Maybe You've also brought us here to confirm and see to fruition this "idea of adoption". If that is the case, Lord, then give us wisdom, peace, open hearts, and a desire to remain in Your will.

Always trusting in You,

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