Friday, September 21, 2012


 My precious friend Angela went to the Together for Adoption Conference last weekend, and she brought me back the sweetest gift.  It's a beautiful necklace from Rahab's Rope.  That is a women's center in India who help oppressed women work.  The business information is in a picture below if you are interested.

Hope is what the necklace says.  It reminds me of Romans 15:13, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."  Today I am praying for the Holy Spirit to overflow me with hope!  Hope that gives joy and peace.  Hope that God will multiply our family!  Hope that God will continue to provide for our family!  Hope that God will open our children's eyes to Him!  Hope that in good times and bad times God will teach us to remain faithful to Him!  Hope in that His Grace is sufficient!

 As I look at this beautiful necklace, I pray for the woman who made it and for the many other women who made others like mine.  May they all realize that there is Hope in life!  May we as Christians faithfully pray and minister to the oppressed...the abused, the orphan, the widow, the poor, the addict, the slave, the sick, the lonely, the hurting soul.  Oh God, please let us love them like you love them!  Let us speak your Truth in their lives, and tell them to be strong and take Your courage in all their situations. 

 Be strong, and let your heart take courage,    
 all you who wait for the Lord!  Psalm 31:24