Our life is nothing short of an adventure...

Wind in our hair and screams of delight but also unpredictable turns and unknown outcomes. We are a family of six; Dave, Susie, Nate, Jake, Sam, and Bella.

God has been faithful in our marriage and through the birth and blessings of our boys.

God has been faithful during our adoption journey and united Bella with us in May of 2008. We were privileged to visit with Bella's birth mother; therefore, Bella's family in Guatemala will always be dear to our hearts.

On October 16, 2008, Bella was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia. We are now battling the disease with 2 years and 3 months of treatment. We believe God will continue to be faithful!

Our family is committed to living life to the fullest...even on the hard days. Thank you for checking in and journeying with us!


Monday, April 14, 2008

I received this devotional today from our Case Manager at our agency. I wanted to share it. May it bless you...and may all of you enjoy the "journey" God has you on.
Blessings, Susie

The phrase “timing is everything” is never more true than in your walk with God. However, it is most accurately stated, “His timing is everything.”

When we come to a place where we trust that God’s timing is perfect, we can be content no matter where we are because we know that God will not leave us there forever.

Maintaining a passion for the present means embracing where we are at this time and trusting that it is enough.

Being grateful for what we have doesn’t mean we will never have more. God doesn’t say, “If you’re so happy where you are, I’ll just leave you there.” He continually keeps us growing and moving along the path.

If you are not in a place you want to be right now, refuse to let that frustrate or intimidate you.

The good news is that if you are in an uncomfortable place, God guarantees you won’t stay there. It’s just a matter of time before things change. The bad news is that if you are in a good place right now, it won’t last forever.

You’ll soon be moved into stretching beyond your comfort zone.

Get ready for the ride!

When we don’t have a clear leading from the God, we can never be certain we are in His will.

It’s so much easier to be content with the step we’re on if we know God has a purpose for us being there.

People who are not certain about God’s will for them, will give up and leave at the earliest indication of problems.

They will never know the joy of going through the fire and getting to the glory.

Walking with God means living moment by moment with Him in the present.

Some people live in the past.

Some people live for the future.

Other give no thought to future or past, living only for the moment.

We need to find a balance.

We must live in the present as if we don’t have a past, certain that the steps we take today will determine our future.

God says you are not to be anxious about tomorrow, for there will be plenty of things to concern you when you get there.

You are to trust that He will give you the light you need, where you are right now, to take the right step.

1 comment:

The Jeltemas said...

Zing! right to my heart. Thank you so much for sharing this Susie. I totally stole it and put it on my blog, hope you don't mind.
Love you girl!