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Shining Moments

The moment I saw her picture my heart beat strong within me.

I’ll never forget it.

Her eyes, I thought. She needs to smile.

The gaze that stared back at my from the photo was flat and empty.

From that moment on

I was determined to find her and make her mine.

An adoption planned in heaven?

That precious one is now almost twenty and she lights up the world with her smile.

I thought I was done.

My mother heart was full.

But God had a different plan.

He showed me another little face.

Tiny and sad.

Withdrawn and obviously needing mother love.

From the moment I saw that video I was set on a path

to find her and to make her mine.

Today that little one is a growing thirteen year old.

Almost as tall as I am and learning in every area.

Amazing changes in her life.

Another adoption designed by God.

Whose face moves you?

Needs abound

Where ever you look.

The elderly –

the children-

the poor-

the sick –

the grieving-

the abused –

tears falling like oceans while I write this simple blog.

Do you see the faces? Do you hear the cries?

I don’t want to ever become so comfortable that I somehow don’t see or hear.

While scrolling on the internet a few days ago

I saw another little face.

She was tiny – so very tiny-

and had no eyes or nose.

She was beautiful

and would need lots of love and care

to help her become all that God wants her to be.

My heart leaped to her

still does.

I long to have the means to scoop her up and care for her.


if not I

maybe you.

Yes, maybe you will see her need and respond with a “Yes”!

That’s all God ever asks of us

Our willingness

Our hearts.

He is more than able to do what seems impossible with man.

Have you discovered this?

Whose face do you see today?



Need Or Call

The need is great. All around us are people hurting and longing for release from pain, pressure and poverty.

I look at my meager supply with frustration. It is too small. No matter how hard I try to make it spread I can’t make it wrap itself around this hurting world or even dent the immense need. I can’t even spread it very far in my own neighborhood but I try.


Never will I forget my longing to scoop up all the children in the orphanage and pull them to me. They all deserved love and a family of their own. I was ready and willing.

But I had limits. I knew that I could only take this little baby in my arms. As I walked that long hall on my way out of that orphanage my ears rang with the piercing cries of those children. Although it has been many years I do not forget. I must not.

But every need is not a call.

God is God and I most certainly am not.

I live with limits in every area. Physical, emotional, material…..

He has not created me to meet every need. Only He can do that.

But He has called me to give and spend my life doing what I can. Caring for my two daughters. Serving Him with all I have and am. It is important that I learn to live within my limits and not become confused or I find myself becoming overwhelmed.

The needs are so great wherever you go.

But if every one of us follows God’s call and does what he can no matter how seemingly small, He will multiply our simple loaves and fishes and use them to do more than we can possibly imagine. I believe that. Do you?

Listen in the quiet. Pay attention to what tugs at your heart. A cup of cold water here.

A piece of bread there. A smile. A hug. A note written just at the right time.

That’s exactly how God lovingly works to meet the needs.

Fix your gaze upon His Face and follow Him.

One moment at a time.

One action after another.