Monday, October 11, 2010

Mighty Men !

I had an interesting few days.At church Sunday morning, our pastor challenged men to be mighty men for God. Our pastor spoke about David, and how he was chosen by God. 1 Samuel 16:1" ....I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite,for I have selected a king for Myself among his sons."God chose the smallest and the least likely of the eight sons.Isn't that just like God? Jump ahead to 1 Samuel 17:4.The Philistines and Israel were in battle.The Philistines sent out Goliath to challenge them.He was 9 ft tall and just his breast plate alone weighed 125 lbs.He wanted to defeat Israels mightiest warrior and then the men of Isreal would become their servants.David convinced Saul to let him fight Goliath.He went to Goliath and said,"You come to me with a sword,a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel whom you have taunted.This day the Lord will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you..."
David slung a stone at Goliath in v49 and struck him in the head and killed him and removed his head like he said he would.What a mighty worrior for God he was. Our pastor was calling the men of our church to be like David. Pray to God and experience the power that comes from prayer.To not be afraid to worship God or speak His name in public for fear of making people uncomfortable.To stand strong in the name of Jesus when times are tough.To pray daily for his wife and children and be a spiritual leader in his home.I accept the challenge and commit to pray every day for 30 days for myself and the men in my church.How awesome would it be to see a movement from God like we have never seen. I have seen God do some incredible things in my church in the short time we have been there.I know He can now.
On Sunday evening I went to our small group study. I am certain that God not only led us to this church, but to the living room full of people who love God and seek after Him.We consider these people our friends and I have a great deal of respect for them.I look forward to seeing them every week.Sunday was one of the best times I've had there.They are good people.Love you guys!!!
We are studying end times right now.I won't get into alot of detail because I admit, I don't really understand much of it.There are many different takes on the subject.This is what I believe.Someday soon,God will call the christians who love and follow Him to heaven and we will leave this sad planet.There is the seven year tribulation,and a thousand years of peace.Sorry Satan, God wins in the end.That is the condensed version, but the point is, God is coming soon and in the end all of us will go to be with Him or spend eternity in Hell.
If you are not sure you are saved, find a way to be sure.Jesus died to free us from our sin so we could be with Him.Contact me and I will pray with you if you want. I hadn't planned to put that in there, but felt I needed to.Well enough for now.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Well, tomorrow is the deadline the maricopa county court set for our adoption agency to turn in our paperwork.We haven't heard from her so I can only assume it will come to pass.I hope the judge will hurry and approve us to be certified.I think we are still looking at quite a wait to find a match for our family.We are still telling people we are almost certified so if they happen to know anyone who knows someone, who knows someone that needs to give a baby for adoption, we are there.

I was thinking today about how much I love my kids and how them knowing they are loved shapes who they are.There are so many children in the world who grow up without knowing the love of parents. Many don't get regular hugs or any affection for that matter.It makes me sad to think that these injustices exist in the world. We can't adopt them all, I know.I also know that God will give us the child that needs us and Him the most. We are going to contact and look into ShohannasHope.Mabe God will lead us from there.We're not counting anything out.

I'm at work tonight which is a real drag.I am going to sit here,drink some tea and read my book before bed.I'm reading a book from John McCain's daughter called "Dirty Sexy Politics." I don't really post anything political on FB anymore because there are only a handful of people that agree with me.I think most peolpe,regardless of how they voted in the election,would agree that Obama is not only not truthful but has done the opposite in many cases than what he promised. I voted for McCain, but have been less than impressed with his run for senate.He has done a 180 on things like immigration.I don't trust politcians.I don't trust our government.I think they will tell people whatever they think people want to hear for their own political gain.Anyway, maybe since I'm not welcome to post politics on FB, I might use my blog as a platform to get things off my chest.That way if you don't agree.....don't click the button.

Monday, October 4, 2010


So....we got a dog.That's who Tozer is.I'm told Tozer is the name of a christian author. I have never heard of him.We got the dog from the youth pastor and his wife from our church.They got him from Craig's list from a family in Phoenix.I don't know why they named him Tozer. I'm going to google him to see so I can at least tell people I know who he is. The dog is an American bulldog. When we first considered getting him, I thought he was a boxer because that's what their other dog is.When I found out I wasn't so sure I wanted him.Well maybe I was just disappointed.I decided to keep an open mind.I'm glad I did.So far he is a fantastic dog.We had some reservations at first because we are hopefully adopting soon.What if we get a child that is allergic to dogs? What if a birth mother doesn't want a family with dogs?We did pray about it and had peace about it.I think it will be fine.And man is he a cool lookin' dog.He is a little over a year old and everything a puppy is suppose to be.Lots of energy,curious,playful, and a total lap dog. He is muscular and looks like he could kick some serious tail.Everything I've read said they are easy to train and need plenty of exercise. I can't wait to take him running. I watched Cesar Millan(The Dog Whisperer).His philosophy is exercise,discipline,and affection in that order.Bulldogs have strong personality so it's important to establish the pack leader right away.Our last dog was a good dog for the kids, but barked himself into wearing a shock collar, and dug our yard until I was at the edge of insanity.I finally came to terms with it and put making the yard look nice on hold.I don't want to have that same experience with Tozer. Well I'm certain he will give me plenty of stories to post.At some point I will post a picture here too.BFN


Thursday, September 23, 2010

I want to be like Him cause he wants to be like me.

Well the blog isn't called "Adventures in waiting" for no reason. We still haven't heard from Ollos about being officially certified to adopt. People have told us that waiting is the hardest part. So since I don't have any news about the adoption, I'll write about other things I'm excited about.If you know me at all you already know I love my family.We are very blessed to have such great kids. All three of our children are growing to be awesome people. It's my prayer that our kids would grow to be adults that love God and do awesome things to further His kingdom. There is a song that is a man speaking to God saying, " I want to be like you, because he wants to be like me."The father is saying he wants to be Christlike because his son wants to grow to be like him. There are alot of things I may not be able to do for my kids, but I cannot fail them in that area. God has called me to raise my/His children for Him. If you are a father reading this, I challenge you to think of the song lyrics and live that way. It is a daily challenge for me to do it.God please show me the areas where I'm failing you and convict me to change.

I did Insanity this morning. If you don't know what that is, you should check it out. It's torture. It is a great workout that while doing it, one wonders," Why am I doing this to myself? I could feel the same pain by catching my thighs on fire, and save myself 40 minutes." I'm gonna wake up unable to walk tomorrow. I know poor me right? Well anyway, I'm telling you that so I can say that I am having some coffee which is really awesome.I wish Katy was here to share it with me.

Anyway I'm beginning to ramble.It's a slow day at work today. In my line of work, that's a good thing.I'll be back.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Getting Closer!

We finally got both of our home studies finished. She came to the house and talked awhile with Katy and me. Mostly about the same stuff as before.She must see so many people she probably forgets what she's talked about with each family. She said she would write a report based on info we gave her about ourselves.Ha! Not much to go on there.We are a pretty average family.We sure have alot of love to give a child though. She talked with each one of the kids and asked what things they like to do or places they like to eat. Of course they were shy, well that is until Caden went to the bathroom and came streaking into the room, junk hangin' out,doin' a crazy dance. It was pretty funny,and par for the course with Caden.So, she said her report needed to be finished before October 10th and then it would end up on a judges desk for approval.He'll look at the details of our lives and determine whether we will be fit parents, and he has to make sure it won't put us in financial hardship to take on another mouth to feed. We just explained that we would just feed our other children less...problem solved! So here I sit at work in Apache Junction.I'm working today because Katy was canceled from her shift.She is quite a lady. I'm very lucky to have her. It's not easy dealing with the children on my work schedule. She does an awesome job!

I plan to start running again. No sooner had I decided to try it again, I got some stupid infection my right eye and can't wear my contacts. The eye drops three times a day must have some sort of acid as the main ingredient because they burn like nobody's business every time I put them in. If you aren't a slave to contacts or glasses, consider yourself lucky. There is no way I can run in glasses. I ran once last week before the infection started and my legs were pretty sore the next day.5 miles doesn't normally do that. My body has aged much faster than my brain. How does that happen? Hopefully my children will help keep me young. That and the pharmacy of medications I take everyday. : )

Keep us in your prayers.We know we will have a new kiddo soon! I'll keep ya posted.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Adventures in waiting!

So,I changed the theme of my blog. I did it because I haven't been running(the previous theme), and I think it was boring for people to read.If you don't enjoy running, then chances are you won't enjoy reading about it. A lesson I learned by slowly realizing that nobody ever visited my blog. I'm hoping that will all change. I really want people to visit and share our adventure in waiting.What are we waiting for? Hmm..I'm glad you asked. We are nearly certified to adopt, something that Katy and I have wanted to do for a long time. We believe God brought us to the church we are in now.Many people there are adopting and there is alot of support. God has gifted us with many good friends recently. We prayed about it and felt God was telling us it was time. I will talk on the next post about what we've done so far, but the point is, it is a long process. Even when we are certified in about 5 wks, only God knows when He will be ready to gift us with the child He's chosen. That's where the title comes from. We are waiting patiently on God. His timing is perfect.Check in every so often to see how we're doing. See you then!