Daily Verse

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from you commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:9-11

Why do we try to conform God to our will? Live in His word and know true joy.

"Make me to know your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old."
Psalm 25:4-6

God reveals the truth of our time and all time to us through Scripture.

"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the tstimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple: the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb."
Psalm 19:7-10

All the laws in all the books in all the libraries of the world are but a footnote to the law of God.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways ackowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

To know and understand God comes not through our intellect, but through the wisdom given to us by the grace of God.

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart."
Proverbs 3:1-3

Don't measure success by society's standards. Use Christ as your measuring stick.

"The the LORD answered Job our of the whirlwind and said: 'Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, Who determined its measurements - surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Or who laid its cornerstond...?'"
Job 38:1, 4-6

When we measure God by our limited standards, we attempt to measure the elephant by weighing one strand of its hair.

"Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.' Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you so lon, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father?'"
John 14:8-9

Christ is God made flesh. If you want to know God, you must draw closer to Jesus.








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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Our Adoption Agency

I have decided that my "Thankful Thursday" post should be about our adoption agency: Family to Family Adoptions, Inc. So as not to ramble on and on, when we started the process we had signed a contract with a different agency & they falsely matched us 26 times and took around $10,000 of our money.

Enter the wonderful Family to Family! There are not really words to explain what I think of the ladies at F2F, they were so wonderful to work with and so caring. We drove 27 hours straight through to get from our Midwest home to Texas and arrived at the hospital when our beautiful baby was 22 hours old! We made a stop by the agencies office to do some paperwork first, but they only did what we HAD to do at that moment because they knew how badly we wanted to meet our little one! The faces of these ladies are forever in my memory, their sweet spirits and great smiles were just heart warming. When we first arrived we met P (secretary), J (our contact person), D (helped us with paperwork, and B (who went with us to the hospital.) We later met M (the founder of F2F) and R (who we were in most contact with dealing with legals afterwards.) Each and every one of these ladies played a very important part of growing our family and to them I am forever grateful! We are currently praying that we would be able to work with Family to Family again.

If you would like more information about adoption, please feel free to contact me through this blog or visit the Family to Family site here.



aimee said...

Loved hearing about your "THankful Thursday!" We feel so blessed by our agency too - which I believe truly opperates more like a ministry than an agency! Ours is completely non-profit meaning no one takes a salary - it is all done by volunteering! THey've been around for 25yrs, and the services they provide for the birth families are wonderful! They truly opperate adoption how I believe God intended it, and I praise Him for bringing them into our life!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Daddy Times Two said...

Thanks for sharing your story about Family to Family. Also thanks for leaving the nice comment on Daddy Times Two yesterday.

Stories like yours reaffirms that we made the right decision in choosing Family to Family.

Anonymous said...

This grand-ma is also Thankful for F2F, as without them, I would not have been a grandma!! The staff there are truely an amazing bunch of gals. I am very pleased that Ash and Jason choose to let me travel with them there. It was a wonderful experience, one that I hope to repeat in the future!