Monday, March 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Faithie!!!

This little cutie-pie turned 7 just a few weeks ago!!!!

Wow does time fly.    Faith is now 7 years old!!!

Faith is doing amazing in school, learning both English and French and mastering both.   She is learning how to read which is super fun!

 The night before her birthday Faith had a sleep over with Mommy and Daddy!  Like every year, I thought of her birth Mom.    As I watched Faithie sleeping in the dark I was thinking how it was already her birthday in China and wondering how her birth Mom was.    I am sure she was thinking of her little baby from 7 years ago too and wondering how she is doing and where she is. I prayed for her and asked the Lord to comfort her heart. 

Faith is thriving.  Growing and changing so fast.   I just finished and mailed her final progress report to China.    She has grown a foot and a half in 5 years!   

Very grateful to the Lord for allowing this little blessing into our family and for allowing me to be this spicy chicken's Mommy!

May the Lord bless you today, love, Elisabeth xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Finding spiritual truth while cleaning my bathroom

Someone was coming over to my house to have a coffee.

I was zipping all over the place tidying as I went.....

I talk with God at all different times during my day.....

And when I am really blessed, and mostly when I least expect it,  He talks to me.

So I was cleaning my bathroom quickly and there was a bit of dirt in the bathtub left over from a bath the night before, or maybe the night before that.

Anyway as I was scrubbing it away,  I only had time, and to be honest, I only had the energy, and/or desire,  to clean the parts that people would see immediately when they walked in the bathroom.
I didn't feel like doing a good old fashioned scrubbing to make it really sparkly and truly clean!

God spoke to me about how cleaning that bathtub, and only cleaning the parts that were right there in the open for people to see, to make it look good and not really get the whole thing done properly, well He said,   do I have parts like that on the inside of my heart?  

Parts that are dirty and ugly?

Parts that I only let him scrape the surface dirt away from?

And even worse than that....

Do I ask Him to cleanse me of them because I am concerned about them showing up on the outside and making me look bad?

Because of how they would make me look if they showed up in a comment or a hurtful word?

Or is it because I want to be more like Him.

I love my Jesus and I love to be taught by Him, even when the truths are hard to hear.

Bless you today

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How I thank you

Thank you for saving my life

Thank you for your sacrifice

Thank you for calling my name

How I thank you

Today I was singing along to a Watoto Childrens choir cd in the car and from behind me I hear Faithie's little voice softly singing to Jesus

Thank you for saving my life

Thank you for your sacrifice

Thank you for calling my name

How I thank you


And Amen.

Thank you Father.

Thank you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


God size dreams.

Mustard seed size faith.

Dreaming BIG.

And loving my Jesus all along the way........

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Daddy and his girls

                                   I came into Faithie's room the other day to find this!!!!!

Daddy painting his little girl's  fingers and toes.    SO adorable.    SO love to see her with her Daddy getting the love she deserves!

And then Daddy's big girl realized what was going on and wanted in on the loving too!    Daughters are a blessing from the Lord!

                                                      LOVE!   LOVE!  LOVE!!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Babies are growing up!

So cute!     Brothers "shaving"  in the bath together!      

Three birthdays in January and Feb!      Isabelle turned 15!    Noah turned 5!    and Faith turned 5!

Sisters are the best.

Tea for two!

Playing with their new twin boy/girl babies!

Time just seems to fly by,  winter is almost over and soon it will be spring !!!

God's blessings on you today, wherever you are.

Monday, February 9, 2015

On your fifth birthday........

Dear Faithie,

On your fifth birthday,  I would like you to know how much I love you.

I am so grateful to God that I get to be your Mama.

You are the sweetest little girl in the world.

My spicy chicken.

I would not change a thing about you.

And today, you celebrate your third birthday home with your family.

Today means that you have been home with us longer than you were away.

I am so grateful to your birth Mama.

I think of her today with love and respect and gratitude.

And I am sure she is thinking of you.  Because no one who has looked into those deep brown eyes of yours could ever forget you.

You are so loved my sweet baby.   So very loved.