Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Resurrection Day!!!!

Roughly 2000 years ago, a man died on a cross along with 2 thieves. And then three days later he rose from the dead. I'm sure you all know this story, but for some reason this one affected me differently than the past 16 Easter's. I don't know why and I may not ever know why.

Throughout this Holy day, God gave me many reminders of what today was. It's almost like the whole day was opening Resurrection eggs (well we did do that in Children's church but that's be sides the point).

This morning on our way to church driving up the same road we drive up several times a week, we saw a car with the license plate that said "3 NAILS". I have lived in this state for my whole life. Lived in this city for 10+ years and I have never seen that license plate before.

Tonight at dinner, we did a toast and my grandpa raised his wine glass and I raised what I had in my hand which was bread. That reminded me of communion, the blood and the body, the bread and the wine.

Tonight as we drove home from my grandparents house and I watched the sun set. It was so beautiful. I thought "what a beautiful ending to such a beautiful Easter day." It reminded me that Jesus was now in heaven and painted the sky beautifully tonight. He ascended into heaven to be with His father.

I love that God showed me all of these meaningful things on such a meaningful day. This year I saw and felt the real meaning of this Easter Sunday.

Luke 24

I will leave you with this link and some song  lyrics.

Glorious Day by Casting Crowns (with lyrics but I'm also posting the lyrics in case you don't wanna listen to it)
http://m.youtube.com/results?q=glorious%20day%20casting%20crowns&sm=1

This morning I had this song stuck in my head. I was hoping we would sing it in church this morning and we did! I was so happy!

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt among men, my example is He
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

[Chorus:]
Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He's coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day they led Him up Calvary's mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

[Chorus]

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He's ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again

[Chorus]

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One, bringing
My Savior, Jesus, is mine

[Chorus]

Glorious day, Oh, Glorious day

Hope you all had a wonderful Resurrection Day!!!!!




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy National Siblings Day!!!!



In honor of National Siblings day I figured it would be  appropriate to share one set of Siblings from RR. But why only share one when I can share them all!!!! Tonight I'm going to share all the siblings in the Other Angel Siblings category. Maybe you or someone you know will adopt a set of siblings!!!

Lord, Please give all of these wonderful blessings families to love them!

Please scroll all the way to the bottom!!!

 Clayton and Caleb
Twin boys. August 2010

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William and Tommy




Brody and Auggie
Brody

Auggie

Bert and Ernie
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Twins: Nadia and Nancy  HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED!!!
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Sawyer and Finn 

Brothers (4)

Jasper and Jasmin  Boy/Girl Twins
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Trisha and Tyler
Trisha & brother

Molly and Marcey
Molly



Marcey

Lucy and Linus
Linus and Lucy

Mason and Madison

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Hunter, Forest, and Ridge
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Eva and Ella
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Jack and Jill
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Gracie and George


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George and Martha
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Samantha and Kristina  HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED!!!



Monday, April 7, 2014

Samson

Samson went from being chunky with rosy red cheeks to being skin and bones with such pale, pasty white skin in just two short years. He went from eating normally to having to eat by a n-g tube. Sadly his mommy hasn't found him yet.

Samson at under 1 year:
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So cute and with such pinchable cheeks.

Samson between ages 1 and 2:




Samson Aug 2013
So skinny and frail, needing a mommy to love him and get his pinchable cheeks back.

Samson, present:
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With the NG tube and wanting a mommy to come rescue him ASAP.

Samson has condition after perinatal asphyxia; respiratory distress syndrome; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; neonatal infection; seizure syndrome; averagely large ASD (atrial septal defect) type 2; significantly delayed development.

He may have a scary list of diagnosis' but he still needs to be loved. If he recieved the right medical care and a whole lot of TLC he would have those chubby, rosy pink cheeks back. Please mama look at his pictures and go rescue your son.

Samson your family is out there. Hang in there little buddy.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

misc. updates

I've been so busy lately that I've had no time to blog! So many good things have happened!!!

Greta has moved to the My Family Found Me page. Along with Evan and Janna

Nothing makes me happier than knowing that orphans are going to be loved.

I'm so backed up on sharing 100 programs this year. I plan to get going on that again really soon.

I have applied to go to a leadership conference this summer and I should hear if I've been chosen this month some time. Please pray that I get chosen.

I am part of the team raising money ($10,000 by June 1) for the orphans in Ukraine fighting atrophy with massage. So far I have only raised $40. I'd appreciate it if you feel led by the Lord to donate, you can donate here. Thanks so much!!!!!!

My cousin Taylor with CP turned 18 years old yesterday. She was due July 20, 1996 ams was born via emergency c-section on April 5, 1996. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAY!!!!!!

Stay tuned for posts on specific children in need of families.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Salome

He did it. 

God did it. 

God did what we thought was impossible.

 Salome

God gave her a family.

She is going to be rescued.

She is going to be loved.

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She no longer will have to bang her head on the rails of her crib.

Salome, those days will soon be over. 

Salome, your family is coming for you. 

Four days after her 16 th birthday, we found out the news.

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March 17, Saint Patricks day. 

At 8:00pm I found out that God answered my prayers. 

With God,  all things are possible.

Thank you God!!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Twinning

Simon and Samuel have a family!!!! Praise God!!!!!

God made everyone how He wanted. He didn't make any mistakes. Even if you or someone you love were born with different abilities, God didn't mess up on you or them. Just like He didn't mess in on Salome.

Wednesday, I believe it was, my heart broke when I saw twins with Down Syndrome on the newly listed page on Reece's Rainbow. Twin boys who are barely three months old. Thankfully, they are already listed to be adopted. Sadly, I'm too young to adopt still. These boys are known as Simon and Samuel. We can work to get these precious gifts from God home before their first birthday.



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baby1 (images from Reece's Rainbow)

They possibly won't have to wait 16 years like Salome, who by the way ages out in ten, yes TEN days. They could be home by Christmas.

Maybe they are your sons. I wish they were mine, oh I do. Maybe they are your brothers.  I wish they were mine.  I'd love to get these boys out before they actually know what is going on. They may not even remember being orphans if we break them out fast enough.

Please consider adopting these precious boys.  Please don't forget about Salome.  Please pray for her family to find her. If you are even considering Salome act now. Her adoption is FULLY FUNDED.  Please don't wait any longer.

Simon and Samuel are 2-3months old. Let's get them out!!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Compassion

Today, in church our lesson was about compassion, kindness, and humility from Colossians 3:12

Think for a minute about what compassion is. Or what being compassionate means.

What did you come up with? Feeling sorry for someone, something, or a cause?

The definition from dictionary.com says:

a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken bymisfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

So in a simpler form, compassion is not only feeling sorry for someone or something but doing something about it too.

In Matthew 15:32 after Jesus has been teaching for 3 days and no one has eaten Jesus says this.

Matthew 15:32 ESV
Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”

Jesus didn't send the people away hungry, He fed them. Do you drive by that homeless man/woman every day without bothering to take time and money out of your day to get her food? Last time I checked that wasn't loving like Jesus. You see that  person and you feel bad but be compassionate and help them out.

Maybe you feel sorry for the kids in orphanages, cancer patients, animals, or the children in Africa but are you doing anything about it? Are you being compassionate? It's easy to feel sorry for someone but it isn't always easy to do something about it.

Maybe you're not in a place to adopt, but you can pray, donate, and share orphans pictures.

Jesus loves us  unconditionally but we are (well at least I am) judgemental and too full of myself to do that for someone I don't even know. I think it would be different if it was someone I knew. But I don't know their story. All I know is they are wearing yucky clothes and I'm "too good for that" or think "someone else will give to them." That's probably similar to something everyone else thought.

I really need to stop thinking so highly of myself. If I was in that situation I would want someone to give to me. Even if I was in grubby clothes. I'm not any better than them. I'm just not. I'm very self focused. I want a tablet, I want this shirt, I want a new bed, I want, I want,  I, I, I, I. Thats all I think about.  Mine mine mine. There are people sleeping outside on the ground with little, if any blankets. I have so many blankets. I have so much more than I'm thankful for. Those people are thankful for the little food and warmth they have. We are self consumed. That's what is wrong with our world today.

I'm going to work on being thankful and not thinking about myself as much. I'm going to think of others who might be hurting or broken.

Much love,
Dakota