Thursday, April 24, 2008

Proverbs 23:10-11 - version 2

A charge and a promise...

Do not move the ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, For their Defender is strong; He will take up their case against you.

encroach: to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, esp. stealthily or by gradual advances.
  • Is your journey into of the fields of the fatherless to act as God's ambassador or to say, "That isn't my calling?"
  • Is your journey into the fields of the fatherless to pluck these little ones from a certain death, or to say, "Sin passed from generation to generation causes horrible things like this."
  • Is your journey into the fields of the fatherless to pave the path for someone else to reach God's most vulnerable treasure, or to say, "I pay my tithes and I give offerings. I'm sure my money will eventually get to them."
If so, you may be encroaching on the fields of the fatherless. By doing nothing, you may be delaying their rescue. You may be starving them. You may be denying them the shelter they need to stay warm.

Defender/Redeemer

I can't help but think about how Ava was defended and redeemed...
  • A tiny child without a father or mother shortly after birth, she was cared for and kept alive by nurses and doctors for several weeks before moving to her only orphanage
  • Her wonderful care givers ministered life to her daily. Changing her dirty diaper, cooking her food, grinding it up so she could drink it. Washing her clothes. Lets not forget keeping her very warm and cozy!
  • 4 years of caring loving compasion
  • Faith moved heads of nations to keep her alive through laws and government funding
God DEFENDS the fatherless!

Plead their case against you...

- He'll find someone to rescue these little ones. Is He calling you?
- He's looking for a family! Is he pleading their cause so you can welcome them into your family.
- He is protecting them! Is He defending them so your family can be so beautifully transformed?
- He finding ways to care for them. Is He caring for them using your finances, or is He having to find someone else?

Wow, Jesus loves these children with such a wonderful, incredibly powerful love!

As my good friend Buddy Wright said, "John, Love heals!" It can't be put any better than that.

Allow Jesus to transform your family, your thinking, your priorities. Allow Jesus to speak to you! Let Him come into that area of your life that is the most protected and guarded and He will show you things you never dreamed possible! He will show you Love!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

... So Amazing

My wife has produced the most tremendous video yet of Ava and her progress. I have to say, I love my family so much. My wife and every one of my kids are just so amazing! Little Ava is loved.

So here it is, my incredibly amazing wife and her ever increasing technical skills have produced an amazing video about an amazing little girl.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Resting my eyes...

> In a few minutes I'm going to be able to see straight!
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

4 Kids Fishing For Crappie



In the BRUSH! Next time... On the dock, straight down, no casting!


Saturday, April 5, 2008

week of sadness

As most of you probably already know, our 6th little one, JOHN SAMUEL, beat us to heaven.

My words now are that I love my lovely wife and family with all my heart. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful woman of God. A beautiful woman who loves Jesus so much, that she would lay her life down for a sweet little girl from Europe, while also lovingly laying her life down every minute, every hour, of every day for me and the children. Her passion is caring, and show glows with caring passion!

On Monday morning my reading was Proverbs 31. I can't help but tell you that I am truly blessed with a P31 woman. You want picture of my wife, read Proverbs 31.