here to read why without a miracle from God that would be impossible. :)
I love how God places dreams from others and through others to speak to me. We actually received a phone call for a possible placement well before I posted about it here. We are open to another special little one- who may be differently abled, are being patient (well trying anyway), and listening to who God has in mind. Since we can't share private details you probably won't know about it.....until it eventually happens :).
In my many years I have seen and heard from others things like: job layoffs, appliances dying, tree falling on your car- as you are leaving to pick up your new child, financial difficulties, your children rebelling, crazy things coming between you and your spouse, health, and the list could go on for years. The thing is I do not believe that all things are just random. I do believe that there is a war happening for the souls of our children, our neighbors, our friends, our selves, and those we minister too. You see if you are doing something God Honoring- then you should expect trouble. I didn't say- LIKE IT.....just know that we need to keep going and not give in because of it!! Because OUR GOD IS GREATER!!!!! AMEN!
New International Version (NIV)
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
* We had someone come pump out our septic tank (yes we live in the city and have a septic tank- weird huh?). He told us our "lines" are not good and they need to be replaced- $2,000-3,000. Awesome right?
* Our air conditioner has frozen over- or just stopped working daily. Yes we live in Florida- and we are using our air conditioners already. Sorry for those of you still scooping snow, but hey the humidity has already been well like Florida usually is at this time of year. So for now we are turning it on and praying it works long enough through the day to help at least cool the house a bit before it flips a breaker or freezes over. Fun times. Cost $6,000+.....more awesome.
At this time we are thinking ok- enough .....help!!!
* Our dishwasher stopped working- the only thing on the list that is under warranty. Praise God for that, but the repair person can't come until Friday. Lovely....but hey it will make us appreciate it that much more when we get it back up and running right?
This is now what our refrigerator that is in our garage and our countertops look like. Yep- loads of fun.....except we can't find a lot - a little squished ;). We are however very grateful for a few things- one we found out about it before all our food got ruined! YEAH!!!!!! Second we have another refrigerator, and even though it is far from ideal- it works....for now. PRAISE GOD! **oh and don't stress the mayo isn't open just in case you spot that on the counter top.
When we take our eyes off of HIM is when we start to sink. I will NOT say I have not been
So there you have it. Our life is sometimes really crazy. Sometimes we feel like we can't handle it- and to be honest we can't! God CAN!