James 1:27

Do you know how many times the Bible tells believers to take care of orphans and the poor?  I have seen a few different answers, but the bottom line is that it’s an awful lot.  Sometime in November, Logan and I began to realize that we were living in direct disobedience to those instructions.  The last several weeks have been a roller coaster for me.  My poor, sweet Logan has been such a trooper dealing with my many emotions and the dozens of articles, blog posts, scripture, and links I have sent him.  Each night, I’ve had a long list of things I wanted to discuss at length.  We’ve spent some time on several topics that we really haven’t talked about much before, and it’s been a sweet time of growth for us.  Logan is really feeling a tug in the same direction right now, too, but he’s dealing with it in more of a task-oriented way than my sometimes-hysterical way.  I’m so thankful God made us different – I can get emotional to get the conversation started, and Logan can step in as the leader and figure out what to actually do about it!

One of the main ideas on the table is adoption.  We’re hoping to adopt a baby.  That may sound a little crazy to a lot of people, but we have become absolutely certain that when God dropped this bigger house and bigger car into our laps, He did it for a reason.  We have plenty of space, love, time, and attention to go around.  We don’t really share the worldview that kids are super expensive, and we’re confident that God will provide financially.

Obviously, there are different types of adoptions, and we aren’t sure yet what our plan is.

There are many other plans in the works, too – definitely a mission trip for Logan in the next year and maybe a new ministry/small business for me.  Lots of things up in the air and lots of details to work out.

But we’re really excited and trying to listen carefully to where He is trying to take us.  Will you pray for our discernment?

“Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”  James 1:27

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