If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I wonder what the world and our lives would look like if we all consistently prayed the prayer, "Lord break my heart for what breaks yours."
Would we spend less time and less energy pursuing our own comfort?
Would we pray more?
Would we complain less and act more?
Would we respond to stories on the news with responsive action instead of just entertainment?
Would our homes be full of children who weren't born to us?
Would we spend our money or our time differently?
There was a story on the news this morning about a 10 month old who died from burns inflicted on him by his parents. If we prayed the prayer, "break our heart for what breaks yours", would we respond to stories like this with more than just a head shake?
Oh Lord please break my heart for what breaks yours!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It was a great way to start the day and now we have some extra goodies laying around.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Here are a few pictures that I took of Ruthie at a playdate a few days ago.
I have been thinking a lot lately about what it looks like to pursue healthy relationships. Like what if every relationship I was in could...
We are in the cardiac ICU with Maggie. We were admitted on Monday after a 2nd trip to the ER with fever, vomiting, and left side joint pain...
(this was taken by the mom who has a baby in the bed next to us. It pretty much sums up our day) It's been a night. I think I jin...