• ’tis so sweet…

    to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word. just to rest upon His promise, just to know “thus saith the Lord”. our extremely talented worship leader, drew belden, has rewritten this beloved hymn.  the first time i heard it, i admit, i wasn’t so sure about it.  changing a hymn?  yikes.  but, after hearing it a couple of times, i started to like it.  then when the Lord’s will for our lives revealed josh becoming unemployed, the song took on a whole new meaning. part of drew’s revisions were the addition of some new lyrics. “You give life and rest Lord.  You give joy and peace.  everything…

  • an anniversary & a new blog

    an anniversary today is a special day.  an important day.  for me, for josh, for our children.  for our extended family.  for our future family.  for generations, Lord willing, yet to come. on this day, four years ago, we packed into a court room, with quite a few family members and friends.  we talked about our family, about how our lives had changed since our children came home.  i shared about josh as a father.  josh shared about me as a mother.  our friends and family and social workers shared about us too. and josh said something very profound, that with this adoption, we were breaking the vicious cycle of…