and I think I waited a whole twenty seconds to order it, after she mentioned it to me.
I asked her what she would like on hers, and she didn’t even hesitate before she said, “God never leaves me.”
If there is one thing I’ve prayed over and over and over for her, it’s that she would know this truth.
He is always with her, and he never leaves her.
He was with her when he formed her in that very brave woman’s womb.
He was with her in those first eight weeks when that precious woman so deeply and wonderfully cared for her.
He was there for her when she dressed her in sweet clothes, wrapped her up tight in a warm blanket and pinned a note on her with her birthday on it.
He was there for her when her caretaker in the orphanage asked if she could foster her.
He was there with her in China when we were not.
He has been her constant.
I know there will come a day when she will wonder about parts of her story.
It might become easy to be distracted by the parts that don’t make sense.
There will be things she won’t understand and questions that have no answers this side of heaven.
The prayer of my heart is that she would know, in the deepest parts of her soul, that He has always been with her.
God has written her script.
We live in a fallen, broken world, and all of our stories are laced with some pain and sorrow.
Some of you are wondering where God is in all of it.
You can’t find how he fits into your life, and the questions leave you feeling flat & empty.
It’s not so much how he fits into your story; it’s how you fit into His.
The story of Christmas is so simple and pure.
God came down to dwell among us…to provide a way for us.
I pray you know that He is your way to peace.
I pray way down deep that you know that He loves you.
He has written your story. He wastes nothing. He uses everything.
Emmanuel…God with us.
628. recipes from the pioneer woman…she’s a genius.
629. my new winking owl…love a great anthropologie knock off for half the price.
630. neighbors who bring the most moist, delicious poundcake ever.
631. God’s provision…he is trustworthy.
632. feeling better after a few days of the yucks.
633. you…who show up and read my chitter-chatter and take time to dialogue with me in the comments.