Monday, April 5, 2010

Hardcore Generosity

So for the past few weeks our church has been sharing the message of "Hardcore Generosity." Each message seemed to pull at my heartstrings in a particular way but I kept pushing it back thinking "nah, I'm just making it up in my head." I kept thinking "what's more hardcore than adopting a child, saving them from an oppressive life and giving them a life of love?" Well God is good to verify a vision if you ask Him to do so... Long story short, Pete and I have decided to pursue adoption! We are filling out our paperwork this week in hopes to start our "paper pregnancy" soon! More details to follow, including the way all of this came to be (totally a God thing) and how we plan to proceed on this journey... In the meantime I am meditating on these scriptures and lyrics...

"Father to the fatherless, defender of widows-this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families." Pslams 68:5-6

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27

"Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows." Isaiah 1:17

"And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me." Matthew 18:5

Everlasting God (lyrics)

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
Our God, you reign forever
Our hope, our strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
You do not grow faint
You won't grow weary

You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles....

Please pray for us as we embark on this exciting journey...


  1. I'm so excited for you! I saw a friend from my days at the YMCA and she (single, middle aged) has adopted her nephew (now two). She told me, "I had to be a part of the solution." I loved that. Her heart has always been in the problem solving mode but she stepped up and did it. God is good. He is faithful. I can't wait to hear the rest of your story. Love you guys and we'll be praying.

  2. YEAY JESUS! I am excited for you.

  3. Awesome! Ya'll have been in my prayers and will continue to be as you embark on this journey: love you & Pete! Glad you're home...missed you!