Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blog Buzz Question

“How do I do this, moneywise? I want to adopt, but it seems so overwhelming. We don’t really have $20,000 in the bank, ya know!” Please blog about your experience, ideas, insight, fundraisers and other ideas that worked for you while raising your adoption money.

This is a great question and my answer is really simple---I have no idea! It's pretty scary when I stop and think about it. The tax credit is a bonus and we'll apply for some grants and low interests loans, like the Abba Fund, that are out there to make the adoption feasible for people like us.

I'm doing a Beth Moore study right called Believing God. I'm learning about how little I truly trust the Lord. Michael and I both felt as we started this adoption that the Lord was calling us to step out in faith and he would meet us. So here we are! We really feel like he is going to provide for all of our needs in this adoption. Not to say that I don't completely freak out at times when I think about the financial side of it. But as Beth Moore says, "I'm believing God!"


  1. Having this same conversation with God about our starting for #2! perhaps we can learn to trust God together!! I should have learned it the first time around.

  2. It is such a good reminder in life in general -- Trusting and believing God is definitely something the Lord is teaching Brian & I right now too, in different ways.