For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:14-17

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We're still here!

We've had a crazy past few months....had a wonderful Christmas w/ family, got to meet my little great-nephew (who needs to move closer BTW!) and spent a lot of time together.  We spent a lot of time since January at various basketball games...when you have 3 boys playing in 3 different age groups....we had basically something basketball related every night of the week.  The older boys are now finishing up w/ track...YAY! We're all healthy and happy...just ready for summer.

In adoption news...we're finally in the "home study" phase.  Waiting for our agency to review our 2nd application and get the initial visit scheduled.  We've had a very encouraging week past week....several families bringing their children home and several more headed to Ethiopia over the next 3 weeks to meet their children and go to court.  To see the new families's a beautiful thing!

This week we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus...the perfect sacrifice...who died so that we could live in freedom from our sin and be called children of God.

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.  Galatians 3:26

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16