Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Special Quiet Place

Tucked away in the peaceful desert mountains is a little chapel.
A place I love to go and spend quiet time with the Lord.

This little chapel has been around since 1951.
They have done a little renovation with a new roof.

Inside is a rock pulpit and brick benches (pews).  Also a fireplace which
they have also done a little renovation work on.

I thought it would be fun to share my special place
 with the girls.
Jaden standing in the breezeway. 
The other side says FAITH.

Outside is a pulpit and more brick pews.
Also there is a nice trail for a small hike
up into and through the hills. 

Beautiful views when sitting on the benches.
Sarah soaking in God's beautiful creation.

I have a feeling this girl will be sharing God's love
and His gift of salvation with many one day.
Two cuties!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another Step Closer!

We received our Notice of Provisional Approval!!!!!
We are getting so much closer to bringing our sweet Chloe Joy An home!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Have I Ever Mentioned.......

Have I ever mentioned  . . .
That Jaden is a child that rarely ever stops talking?
She even talks in her sleep!
We have days where she amazes me with her constant chatter.
One night before Christmas as we were driving home
after our Bible Study classes.  She just started talking
away about Christmas being a time of giving and not getting.
She has always talked about the children who have

as she says, "None toys."

"Mom, God blesses us when we help others and give to them."
We should think of others first. Well, Jesus first, others second,
yourself last. "Hey Mom, that's what you always say, . . JOY!"
"Jesus, Others, Yourself."
"Some people don't have very much. Jesus came on Christmas, then He died for us and three days later He rose again. That's Easter!
We need to share Jesus' love.
Jesus loves us and wants us to love others. Ok mom I'm tired of talking now." (Sigh.)

Before Jaden had this conversation we had mentioned selling her little
kitchen at a yard sale we planned to have to raise funds for our
The letter she wrote all on her own and wanted sent
with the kitchen. Don't you just love that postage
stamp?  :)
adoption. She told us no she wanted it for children
who have, "none toy"s. So........ with the help of a friend,
her kitchen is now in a orphanage in Mexico.
We were surprised and blessed with a couple of thank-you cards
and this precious picture of her kitchen in the nursery at the orphanage!
Jaden very carefully put her thank-you cards and the picture back in
the envelope so they would be safe. She just quietly sat down to do
her school work but the look on her face showed the joy she had
knowing her kitchen is with God's precious little ones.