Thursday, November 20, 2014

hearts for home #171


Welcome to our 171st  Hearts for Home  link-up!




Built on the foundation of Proverbs 31 & Titus 2.  The place we can encourage one another in our own individual journey's as homemakers while holding tight to Jesus, encouraging one another to....
 


Love God with our whole hearts, souls and minds
To grow in a deeper more intimate relationship with our Lord & Savior

To portray God's love & amazing grace through our everyday lives
To honor, respect and love our husbands
To cherish our children as the blessings from God that they are
To make our homes havens, full of peace, love, kindness and encouragement
To open our homes with genuine hospitality and love
To glorify God in all that we do
To let go, pursue truth, and embrace grace


How have you lived out the Proverbs 31 or Titus 2 woman this week?

  • Faith in Jesus - What have you learned this week? How have you grown?
  • Marriage - How were you an encourager and helper to your husband this week? 
  • Singleness - How did you honor God this week? How is God growing you?
  • Mothering - What ways did you nurture your children up in the Lord this week? What tips and tricks have you learned as a mother? 
  • Health -  What foods did you prepare for your family? What ways are you keeping yourself  healthy along with your family? What natural ways of life have you discovered?
  • Service -  Did you happily and gently serve your family and those around you? Did you give God praise while serving? How did you reach out to others in need? 
  • Finances - What frugal ways have you've discovered to be wise with your families finances? Do you have a tip to make the finances stretch? What ways did you find to make a little extra money this week? 
  • Industry - What ways did you willingly work with your hands? Did you learn anything new? 
  • Homemaking - How did you create a haven in your home this week? 
  • Hospitality - How did you practice hospitality this week? Did you open your home to guests? Any tips on how to be more hospitable to the loved ones in our homes?
  • Time - Did you work diligently with your daily work? Was your time spent wisely or wasted? Would you have done things differently? 
  • Beauty - Did true beauty reside in your heart this week? Did you learn a way to to enhance your inner beauty as your outer beauty?


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  • Have a wonderful time sharing, learning and mingling!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

we have our LID!


We've done a lot of waiting throughout our adoption process, and we know the waiting still continues, however we can't really express exactly how excited we are... we have been bombarded with blessing, after blessing, and so much answered prayer!

This is what happened TODAY...


Not really that kind of lid, as in a lid for your large stock pot. We just thought we'd have a little fun with this adoption acronym that stands for Log-In-Date. ;P

LID simply means that China has acknowledged receipt of our dossier. Our dossier will be completely translated and reviewed. We were told it would be about 3 weeks to log in our dossier once it arrived in China. HA! God's been keeping us on our toes! We haven't been able to sit since last Friday, seriously!

And to top the day off, we got home from our homeschool supervising meeting with a letter in the mail...
We were blessed with a grant from SHOW HOPE!!!




Will you praise the LORD with us? This adoption story is unfolding into a beautiful God-filled journey of hope, patience and unending, faithful blessings. Right now - tears have filled our eyes. The Lord is faithful. He's so faithful.
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