Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Another Mini Hiccup and I Don't Care...Smile

Today, as we planned to put the home study update (still waiting for taxes) on a credit card, we found something interesting. We only used this credit once for installation of a new A/C unit. It's been years. Yet, the funds were there and we thought, "Okay, we can pay it back and just use it until taxes come."

We found out today that we can ONLY use it with the company we opened it with. It is NOT a store specific card (such as a Target card). It IS a credit card. A weird, odd, never heard of anything like this before, credit card. Hmmmm...

We do think that the payment for the home study is already worked out, but I just wanted to celebrate this with you all!

You know why? Because satan OBVIOUSLY doesn't want this to happen.

Today I really was thinking (before we found out about the hiccup) that sometimes how I handle the hard stuff is MUCH more important than the hard stuff itself. I sat in the car earlier today and was praying for the strength to handle the "yuck" with courage.

When we found out the news I got tears in my eyes and started to get upset AND THEN I took a deep breath.

This is just another wave in the storm.

"He replied, 'You of little faith, why are you so afraid?' Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm." Matthew 8:26

Our Personal Prayer Requests

*For the waves rolling after the death of Thomas' step-dad.

*For the waves at my husband's place of business to smooth and calm.

*For everyone involved in our home study to feel confident (beyond reason) in our family being ready and perfect for Jael. That we are approved and it all goes quickly.

*That all paperwork may be quick and without flaw (in only a way the God can do) and both U.S. immigration approves us quickly and the Chinese government.

*For all "hiccups" to be banished and a hedge of protection be surrounding this journey.

*For our tax return and finances to fly that we may get started on our journey at a greater speed and that all finances come together with smoothness and speed.

*Please pray for our daughter across the world who faces each night alone, not knowing a family awaits her. Please pray that she feels God's presence, God's hedge of protection around her, that her heart is prepared and ready for family, and that Jesus fills her heart and helps her to be ready to attach to her family. Also for her biological family and their peace and knowledge of a God that loves them so very much.

*Please pray that God protects us from satan's attacks. When you follow God, satan always attacks.

*Most importantly, that God be brought glory and His will be done in all of this.

Prayers for Our Brothers and Sisters
If you have a prayer request, I will be trying to place them at the end of EVERY blog. Just comment or email me and I will list them. If you have a private one, just let me know and I will hold it up to God in prayer, but not place it on our blog.

*Please pray for Eden, a little blessing from Ethiopia, who has a life threatening disorder.

*Please pray for Judah, a little one from Ethiopia that is on a medical visa here in the United States. He has hydrocephalus and the doctors are evaluating him for treatment that is not available there. God is working miracles, can we pray for some more?

*Please pray for Donna and her family as they are starting the adoption process at the same exact time we are and have their preliminary approval as well.

*Rolando and Julia (Guatemala-It has been over five years.), AND Junior and Diamoh (Liberia) to be able to finally come home to their families and that these countries open to legitimate adoptions.

*Renae-For the continued transition of their sweet family. Their daughter joined their family this year and they are starting the process of another amazing journey to Ethiopia!

*Daniel (Liberia) and Jeremiah (Taiwan)- for their continued health issues. God's blessings and Hand on them and their families.

*My friend (unnamed, God knows)... foster son, his family, and all who will make or influence decisions on his behalf that God's will be done in every aspect of his life. Also, currently, for his serious health issues.

*For Eliz and their family as they bring home five beautiful blessings with Down Syndrome.

*Please pray for discernment and clarity for Gena and her family as they seek God's will about a future adoption. Also, please pray for their teen son to come to know Christ.


  1. Oh.....isn't that the truth. The hard stuff sometimes sends me into orbit. And yet it is not outside God's reach!!!! PRAYING!!!!!!!!! Go ahead make satan's day- with lots of prayer, BRING IT GOD!!!!!!

  2. I prayed for you guys tonight during my quiet time...for all HICCUPS to CEASE!!;)


    Thank you all for prayers...seriously feeling them (proof is because I'm not going insane...more than normal...when these hiccups happen :))

  4. We had one of those stupid "credit cards" too when we got our new furnace. It was also supposed to be a great interest rate to boot, but it wasn't. I was so angry with the dumb idea of it I paid it off fast!! UGH! Live and learn. :o(
    We're living in a fallen world. Good thing we are on God's side! :o)
    We are sending (((HUGS))) and prayers.


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