Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Week In Review

My mind (as usual) is flooded with more than I can express.

Here are the toppers.

Adoption. Aaron & Jamie are beginning the process for their adoption. Our heart yearns to begin but we are still in the waiting of that too. Our minds have been dreaming on ways that we can start the process. Why is this so heavy if at the moment we have no way of answering. Or is there a way and we are just not seeing it? The feelings are definitely rekindled and burning hot.

Swap. I signed up for an online swap. It is kind of like secret friends but online. I needed a cheery something in the mail so why not??? Last night I had to create a list of my likes and dislikes. It was really hard. Why is that? Amanda maybe I will get you to buy for?

Ministry. Eager to return to work. Also, thinking how can I do ministry right here, right now? Am I wasting time just waiting around? What should I be doing?

God. Most of all my mind is centered on staying close. It has been so hard. At many moments I feel forgotten. My heart is sad and then I run to his word to remind the weepy heart of God's truth.

I heard a new song this week, The More I seek You. It may not be new to you but it is to me. Where have I been? I love this song. It speaks to every part of my desire. Listen and tell me what you think. I am a sap for love songs.

What else? What else?

The kids are loving school. That is great news. Here they are on the first day.

And last but not least...

I want to thank everyone that has commented, e-mailed, or myspaced me for encouragement. I have read them all and am truly grateful. I hope to getting around to responding personally. It has just been craziness around here.


jen said...

wow. What a beautiful song. Tears are just flowing. God is so amazing.

The kids look so sweet!

We love you guys and miss you. God has a plan for you. Hang tight, it will come.

Praying for you.

Shelly said...

OH girl....I'm having to try and give heed to the big lump in my throat from that song. I'd never heard it either and it just makes me want to climb into the lap of our Faithful Father.

I've just made a BIG move too (GA to MA), so I'm 'with you.' I'm just trying to teach myself to 'be still' and trust Him as a weaned child (Psalm 131). He is sufficient.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

The kids look so cute & scholarly for their first day! I love it.

And the beach looked wonderful. You're right...any beach is heavenly!

Hang in'll be rewarded for waiting on God.

Profbaugh said...

Oh my!! That song just takes away my breath!!! I've never heard it before. It's totally new, totally fresh. . and totally breath-taking. Words just fail me now.

Thank you so much for blessing me with this video/song.

Crazy for Christ,

Tammie said...

Girl, you come on! I would absolutely love to meet you anyway!

I haven't had much time to read through any blogs, nor hardly write one, but I HAVE made sure to check on you!

Sister, I know you already know this, but if I could be a reminder of truth...God is up to something even when it hurts in the process. I have found He uses those times like no other to sear our hearts with His truth, and prepare us for greater depths of ministry. When we've walked hard roads, He is faithful to overflow ministry from our pain. One thing I know, people don't want to hear how well we've done (a perfect journey), but how well God has done in keeping us together through it all.

If I may be so bold as to say, "You go on and get your sweet self up, brush off the discouragement, and put you some praise on real loud in your ears (you can borrow my ipod if you need to), turn to Psalm 18 in your Bible, and begin telling on the enemy who is assaulting you with discouragement!"

Much, much, love in Jesus ♥

Amanda said...

Oh, adoption! It's on my list, too. Just don't know when or how...

And how cool if we were swap partners! :)

jennyhope said...

debra they are so cute. been thinking and praying for you! love jenny
ps wish I was debt free

Maggie said...

man, I want to see that cello player, too. And the harmony...gosh!

I want her voice, totally.

Okay, so the song is alright too. (My goodness!)

Deidre said...

I can't hear the song in this post. I'm so curious. I don't know if I've ever heard it. Who sings it?

I love that picture. You have the sweetest children.

Your posts are always such a huge reminder of faith. Thank you!