Trying to find a birth mother...Completing the endless paperwork...Finding the money to make it all happen. When I was in the process of adopting, I became discouraged and felt at times like it would never happen.
It was then that I found this special scripture that was so comforting to me. Some days I would repeat it out loud, hoping it would sink in. I even wrote it on a small card and carried it in the pocket of my jeans, reading it throughout the day. That was before PDA’s and computer reminders that can schedule a pop up on your cell phone.
My suggestion (and what I do today) is to take advantage of the technology available. Use it to add inspirational thoughts or scriptures that will pop up during your day and encourage and strengthen you. For me, I have them sent directly to my cell phone and on my Outlook calendar. I hope you will find how amazing it is that the timing of the message is right at a time when I need it most.
God bless and remember to "be strong and courageous."
by Mardie Caldwell C.O.A.P.
Founder of Lifetime Adoption Facilitation Center in 1986, Radio Talk Show Host for Lets Talk Adoption, Executive Director for Lifetime Adoption Foundation and Author of AdoptingOnline.com - Your # 1 Internet Adoption Resource Guide. Mardie has also authored numerous articles on Christian adoption, parenting and financing. She is also an adoptive mother, married with four children. You may reach Mardie at www.MardieCaldwell.com for reprint permission.
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His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family...through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:5 NLT