FindingCalcutta

Please enjoy the following article written by my precious daughter.

 

Three years ago I was heading back to America after falling in love with India. This is how I learned to live here again.

Source: FindingCalcutta

Where Is The Love


Blessings to You!

I want to transparently share, my heart is broken. When you know why, I believe your heart will also be broken.

Yesterday evening we picked up a child no longer wanted where she was.

The Lord has provided a place for this Precious One, but the tears as biological siblings were separated won’t leave my mind.

I wrestled through the night with thoughts of the history of humanity. History that repeats itself in ‘international, media-noted’ ways, and history in ‘unnoticed by the world’ ways.

We have violence through bombings, shootings, terrorist attacks; and we have violence in our own backyards, all through crime, hate and selfishness.

Where is the love? If love is pure, kind, doing no wrong to our fellow man, thinking of others before oneself, caring for one another, where is this love?

I do know where this Love is. . .this Love is in the One who gave His life that we may live, so that we can be Adopted and Forever Loved!

So, may our hearts continue to be broken for the hurting, the lonely, the lost. May we never grow callous to the pain around us. May we always have the desire to reach out and help, rescue the innocent and hurting.

We all need that loving soul who seems to care when our world is crashing around us. May we always show love through the confusion, anger, pain, fatigue, frustration, fear, above all LOVE!

And as a parting thought. . .in knowing we are adopted into the family of Christ, it is reassuring, (actually more than reassuring), to know that the One who adopts us will not dissolve our adoptions! We are truly Forever Loved!

Redeemed Adoptions

Children are a Blessing from the Lord. More

The Church isn’t Dead.

Source: The Church isn’t Dead.

For Every Child A Forever Family

Have you heard of Embraced by Grace Adoption Agency?


I know those who are close to me are well aware of my passion for Life and Adoption.

I want you to know that I feel very blessed to work at a Christian adoption agency. The hearts of each person involved is for orphans, birth moms and families.

Yesterday at Embraced by Grace, we received sad news. We were informed that one of the children we were advocating for is no longer with us. We were not aware that she battled diabetes. Complications set in and her young body gave up.

This hits us so hard as we deeply want each child to know the love and care of parents, of their own family. She was so close to the possibilty of knowing her forever family! But she didn’t make it.

So why would I even share this with you?

Because the need for godly, loving families is great! Greater than you or I can even imagine!

Whether a child gets the love and care needed to thrive and survive cannot always be determined, but I can surely do something to help. We can ALL do something.

Today, please join me in praying for the children and caregivers who knew this little girl.

Pray for those who are frightened and feel alone.

We have an unlimited amount of love to give. Give your love, your prayers, your financial help, your time, your voice to find Forever Families for these precious children.

Water Your Own Grass

I read a blog this morning by someone I know and care for about crossing the line. It brought up a lot of feelings. Then I heard a message by Dennis Rainey on Z88.3 Radio about how wives should know they are secure, loved.

“So what,” you may be thinking.

Love between a man and woman is sacred.

Even Christians, or anyone out there who may think they have willpower made of kryptonite, are still flesh and blood. We need to know there is someone in our lives who loves us more than others, protects us, values us, and would never cause us harm or heartache.

If you have been joined with someone, cherish that person. Let them know every day that they are loved by you. Never think life could be better with someone else. Don’t give in to that temptation.

Remember, the grass is greener on the side it’s watered. Wash your Bride daily in the Word, in love, in encouragement. Let her know you are amazed by her beauty. Nurture the love that is sacred!

And, because I sometimes get hit with men saying “What about us?”

Love your wife as Christ loves the church, so much that He gave His life for us.

Men are the protectors, the ones called to tend to their Precious Garden of Love.

Love her dearly, faithfully, and see if you get results you hope to have and more.

Always water your own grass, joyfully stay on your side of the fence and nurture your own Love with every part of your being.

Words

Forgive me, Lord, for anything I’ve spoken other than blessings towards anyone, and put a guard on my mouth and mind.

Every day I hear and read so much that reminds me of the power of words.

A word spoken to or about someone who has wounded or offended, to a family member, even towards a precious child.

Let’s always be aware of the words we choose to use, the names we call others, particularly children.

On their worst days, children are a blessing from the Lord! On your worst day, you are a blessing! Your life is a blessing! You are a Difference Maker!

We must be aware of the power of the spoken word. We speak into existence either good or bad. 

We either bless or we curse with our words. Let’s choose to bless!

May you feel loved and blessed, and share that with others as you go about your day today!

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