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Mom Monday: A New Journey

The past couple of years Bill and I have been learning about what it means to put  your faith into action. We have been absorbing the words from wise pastors, friends  {and even strangers!} It is funny how when something specific is laid on your heart then you hear about it everywhere you turn.

Before Thomas was born the idea of being foster parents was on our mind and we have been waiting for the right time. It’s SO easy to say it’s not the right time but we have decided to start the process and we start our certification classes next Thursday night. These classes are called PATH {Parents As Tender Healers} and they last 7 weeks. Then, we will have a home study completed and finally be approved to accept children into our home.

We are excited but scared at the same time. Our life is great and pretty easy! Why in the world would we want to “mess” that up? These things cross my mind and the answer is always: because as Christians we are called/required/commanded to look after the orphan & widow, feed the hungry, cloth the naked, house the homeless. This doesn’t look the same for everyone but it all requires action. We are excited about moving from conviction to action!

Pray for our family as we move into this journey.

James 1:27

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.

Psalm 82:3

Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.

Jeremiah 22:16

He took up the case of the poor and needy, then it went well. Is this not what it means to know Me? This is the Lord’s declaration.

Deuteronomy 24:17-18

Do not deny justice to a foreigner or fatherless child, and do not take a widow’s garmnet as security. Remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you from there. Therefore I am commanding you to do this.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do what is good. Seek justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead with widow’s cause.

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4 Responses to “Mom Monday: A New Journey”

  1. AbbasGirl says:

    We’re so excited for your family! A verse that we studied when we first considered fostering was Luke 12:48. It says “everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required.” We have been so richly blessed, and we know the Lord calls us to share those blessings with others who need them. Praying for you as you begin this journey.

  2. Sharon says:

    Happy to pray for you in this adventure!

  3. Grandmama says:

    Praying with you and for you in this monumental
    decision. You have been blessed with 2 incredible
    little boys for instruction and direction so just listen
    to God and follow His direction..Love always.

  4. Tiffany says:

    So excited to hear this! Y’all are such amazing examples of God’s love and any child will be privileged to come into your home. I will be praying!