My Adoption Journey

I wanted to share about my adoption journey, as written by my church @AustinStone. I want others to know that inwardly it was a struggle for me to listen and obey. I fought adoption for several months while my husband patiently waited and prayed. I thought I was too old. I thought I was too…

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Get Up

Jesus was not afraid to challenge others to get up and walk. Obedience takes action. Let’s go.

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Walk Humbly

Gentleness lives in full awareness of what is going on around you, constantly thinking of others before yourself. It is a fruit of the spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 which is derived from the Greek word prautes, meaning a condition of the heart and mind that will endure injury with patience and peace of mind. In classical Greek,…

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Moving On

3 1/2 years ago, our family moved to Austin…however, our hearts did not readily move. I can easily recall the reluctance of our 3 children as if it were yesterday. They wanted to believe that we had heard from God and yet, their sweet little hearts did not want to move on. They did not…

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Detour

Not long ago, we were on a family road trip when we came upon an unexpected delay. The road closure did not appear on our google map and therefore, we sat for endless hours in our SUV. Naturally, this resulted in much complaining, whining and unsolicited comments like “Are we there yet?”  How we handle…

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A New Name Devotional

We hear we are a “new creation in Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17), but what does that actually mean? How do we change who we are? “Throughout Scripture, God was in the habit of giving people new names. Some notable examples are changing Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, and Jacob to Israel. In the New…

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