Be Still and Know

The sweet serenade of birds warms my winter-weary heart.  What is it about spring that so many of us look forward to?  For me, it’s hope.  Hope of warmer days, budding trees, and flowers peeking through thawed ground.


We have yet to see green grass or leaves, but we believe it’s coming.  Why?  Because year after year, the seasons come and go.  And year after year, the promise of spring with gentle sunshine and spring peeper songs quicken our steps.

Just as God directs the seasons, He directs our lives.  My last post was so hopeful and full of miracles…and it seems so long ago.  Two days after I wrote it, we received a call.  Would we be willing to provide a temporary home for two young children? They knew we were waiting for news about the adoption and said there was no time limit to make a decision, but to think and pray about it.  The very next evening we received the devastating news that the adoption had fallen through and the door was shut.  We were heartbroken.

Then…two days later we received more news.  Were we willing to consider providing a temporary home for a two year old girl?

We are feeling so overwhelmed.  Even though we didn’t know the little boy we were hoping to adopt, it was still a loss.  And grieving can twist emotions and thinking.  So right now, it’s hard to fathom making another big decision.  So we’re waiting.  Sitting back, taking time, and worshiping our Father.

We’re in Spring.  We see the hope of new life and KNOW that things are happening that we can’t see.  But the wind is strong, whipping emotions and thoughts.  The ground is muddy with plans gone awry and footsteps sinking deep in questions and doubts.  The air is still chilly with grief as we stand waiting for the season to fully evolve.

I don’t want to have an easy, happy life.  I want a joyful life in God’s Will, wherever that may take me.

We need our Father like never before.  We want what He wants.  Will you please continue to pray for us?  Pray that we could sift through the emotions and words, and pick out the Truth.  Pray that we would continue to be focused on God and His Word.

God is our Refuge and Strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas, though its water roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult.  Selah.  Let be and be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!  The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge.  Selah.  Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11 AMP

Thank you for all the support, encouragement, and prayers for us.  It’s also overwhelming- but in a good way. We have been so blessed by all the love shown to us- thanks again!



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  1. Foster Care n adoption take you on so many roller coaster rides after awhile you no longer know what is normal BUT our GOD stays the same. Each high and every low prepare you for higher highs and lower lows BUT GOD is faithful and in the end if we are faithful we will receive our crown and hear the Father say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord!

  2. Prayers as you wait on God’s will and timing and as you grieve your loss!

  3. Many prayers are being sent Heavenward as you process this all. ((hugs))

  4. Praying for you…I’ve never walked the road your walking but I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster your going through. Praying God makes His will & way clear to you

  5. Praying for you as you wait on the Lord to make your decision….while I don’t know your exact circumstances….I sure know the feeling of waiting and of loss, my heart goes out to you. Your in our thots and prayers in this uncertain time!!

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