Sunday, June 12, 2011

For I know the plans I have for you.....

Noah after playing in the river

Miss Priss at Nana's pool

Our "Mini Vacation" for our 10 year Anniversary!!

The Firedancers were our favorite

(Below)- The beautiful Hot Air Balloon that came over

our house and terrified my children... they said it sounded

like a bear. Go figure.

My goodness we are definately in the heat of summer. The only problem is that summer isn't even officially here yet. So much going on I don't even know where to begin. I won't lie, last week was a really tough week. I'll give you a snapshot of the week by just showing you what Wed. looked like.......... 8:15am- Laurel's Apt. at UNC- She needs tube surgery again ;(

10:am- Mike to get a biopsy of possible skin cancer on arm

2:00pm- Noah loses a filling and has to get a crown

7:30pm- Noah hits head on railing outside and requires 4 staples at Urgent Care

That was just one day!! As I was reflecting on it the Lord brought His perspective to me.

8:15am- Was able to share Laurel's story with Audiologist & Dr. Dr. had many questions

about why we chose to adopt and was able to share our story and the Lord's work in her.

2:00pm- Noah was able to quote his "when I am afraid I will trust in God" Bible verse

to the Dentist & his technicians. He also told them God was with him. It made

the technician cry (they aren't believers)

7:30pm- The receptionist at the Urgent Care was interested in hearing Laurel's story.

She too was adopted and wanting to adopt herself. She wants a special needs child

and very interested in adopting a Down's Syndrome Child...... Ahemm..


None of these encounters were by mistake. They were appointed meetings by God and had these things never happened we would have missed the opportunity to share Christ. What a lesson for me that was!!

Oh and in AWESOME news **** The little girl Olivia that I posted about previously is getting a Mommy & Daddy. She is being adopted outside of RR but Praise God she gets a chance at a family!! ***

Make the most of the Opportunities that God has put in your path this week. Use them to glorify the Maker of Heaven and Earth and show people the Hope that we have within us.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11


kareng said...

a big AMEN!
I can see the Holy Spirit is moving in your life...and you are obeying! Missed you on Sunday!

Diana said...

Thank you Martha for that reminder of God's appointments. We are sooo inclined to miss the point of things happening to the flesh, so the spirit can be strengthened.

BTW, I have something Mike can put on his spot to see if it's'll kill it too, if you're interested. You can go to my blog and look up July, maybe August of 2009. Tim and I have used it many, many times with great success.

Anonymous said...

Well put, Martha. VJD

“My times are in thy hand.” — Psalm 31:15.

The great truth is this — all that concerns the believer is in the hands of the Almighty God. “My times”, these change and shift; but they change only in accordance with unchanging love, and they shift only according to the purpose of One with whom is no variableness nor shadow of a turning. C.H.Spurgeon