“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Waiting For My Appointed Time

This morning's devotional email from Joel Osteen nailed it on the head:

For the vision is yet for an appointed time…though it tarry, wait for it"(Habakkuk 2:3 KJV)

God has an appointed time to fulfill the visions, dreams, and desires in your heart. Just because it has taken a long time, doesn't mean it's not going to happen. Don't give up on those dreams! Our God is a faithful God. No matter how long it's been, no matter how impossible things looks, if you'll stay in faith, your appointed time is coming.

Remember, every dream that's in your heart, every promise that has taken root, God put it in there. And not only that, but He has every intention of bringing it to pass. Hold on to that vision today by declaring, "My time is coming. God is working behind the scenes on my behalf. I will fulfill my destiny!"

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ethiopian Princesses!

I have been richly blessed to become involved in an adoptive moms' group. We meet on Saturday mornings once a month to just visit and give each other support. The group includes Abby & Anne who have both recently adopted sweet baby girls from Ethiopia. They are truly an inspiration to me. Abby returned from Ethiopia over Mother's Day weekend with her beautiful daughter Maggie. And Anne has been home 3 weeks since being united with Olivia who I got to meet for the first time this past weekend.

What's missing from this photo? The Third Musketeer, of course! Hopefully Olivia & Maggie will have another playmate by early next year. :) In six months, I moved from #105 to my current number of 50, so I should be right on track with the estimated 12-month wait. In the meantime, I'll get lots of practice loving on Maggie and Olivia!