Sunday, June 28, 2009

Everything Is Sacred

I have always loved Caedmon's Call's music but this morning the song "Sacred" hit very close to home so I thought I would share!

Words and Music by Randall Goodgame and Andrew Osenga
This house is a good mess
It’s the proof of life
No way would I trade jobs
But it don’t pay overtime
I’ll get to the laundry
I don’t know when
I’m saying a prayer tonight
'Cause tomorrow it starts again
Could it be that everything is sacred?
And all this time
Everything I’ve dreamed of
Has been right before my eyes
The children are sleeping
But they’re running through my mind
The sun makes them happy
And the music makes them unwind
My cup runneth over
And I worry about the stain
Teach me to run to You
Like they run to me for every little thing
When I forget to drink from you
I can feel the banks harden
Lord, make me like a stream
To feed the garden
Wake up, little sleeper
the Lord, God Almighty
Made your Mama keeper
So rise and shine
Rise and shine 'cause
Everything is sacred
And all this time
Everything I’ve dreamed of
Has been right before my eyes

Some new pictures of Abby!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

the wait is over

In case you haven't heard...the wait is over for Jamee and I! We picked up our DAUGHTER (Abby Elizabeth Miller) this past Monday! I won't even try to explain all of the emotions we've felt over the past few days...but the main one is JOY. We'll be putting up more posts as time goes...but just wanted to make everyone aware!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Reflection

As I was driving to work today, the song "Mighty to Save" came on the radio. As most of you who know me know that I absolutely love, love, love that song! However when I listened, some of the lyrics spoke to me in a much different way. The 2nd verse goes, "Take me as you find me. All my fears and failures. Fill my life again. I give my life to follow. Everything I believe in. Now I surrender." If you take the time to truly take those words in, you will see that those are pretty powerful statements to make! And if we say them with honesty and follow through actions, we may face situations that we never invisioned and we may have our faith tested. It is not a part of my theology to think that God caused my disease or that God desired to bring me the pain of infertility, BUT I believe that as these trials began He wanted to see how I would react. In all of it, it would be very easy to blame God for all of the pain and suffering in my life and turn and run away. The world we live in today seems to promote bitterness so I think that I probably could have gotten along by joining the "Bitter Betty" group. Or I could chose to look to God for strength, security, and refuge. I could chose to stand on faith. Now of course this is never easy and there are times where my faith has wavered and I could not see past all of my questions but I think it is in moments like these where we can stand and say "Take me as You find me" and He will provide all that we need to get through any trial we may face. The bridge of the songs says, "Shine your light and let the whole world see. We're singing for the glory of a Risen King." I think that it is once we've walked through these trials we are truly able to shine our lights and share with the world how God is Lord over all and He is our Savior and Redeemer and all of His promises hold true. These words may not speak to anyone else other than me today but I am thankful the my God is mighty to save and I know that throughout our adoption journey, He has been right there and for that I am thankful to be able to shine my light and sing for the power of a Risen King!

In Christ,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Weaving Families: The Magazine Summer 2009

This is an absolutely wonderful magazine & I encourage everyone to take a look! Weaving Families is an awesome ministry and this is their new publication! There is a wealth of information among these pages! Enjoy!

Weaving Families:the magazine Summer 2009

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