Sunday, November 11, 2012

Did you know?

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month?

Did you know that if one family from every church in the US would adopt one child there would no longer be a need for the foster care system?

Really? just one family? thats totally do-able, right?

It has to be do-able because God commands us to take care of the widows and orphans...

James 1:27, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.”
Exodus 22:22, “You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.”

·        Isaiah 1:17, “Learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, plead for the widow.”
·        Isaiah 1:23, “Your rulers are rebellious, and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards.  They do not defend the fatherless.”

Deuteronomy 10:18, “He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.”
·        Psalm 10:14, “But You, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand.  The victim commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.”
·        Matthew 18:5, “Whoever receives a child in My name, receives Me.”
·        Matthew 25: 45, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of the least of these, you did it unto Me.”

 Adam and I were talking the other day about how if the church acted like the church (ourselves included) then there wouldn't be a need for gov't handouts, medicaid, the foster care system, etc. People would turn to the church for help, not to the gov't. God never intended for gov't to be the cure. He intended for Christians to point the way to Christ who is the cure. If we tithed the way we are supposed to the church would have enough money to provide relief to those who need it. If we loved and took care of our families the way we should there wouldn't be a need for the gov't to step in and provide. If we took the bible for TRUTH and valued human life there wouldn't be the need for foster care or court cases to decide who gets to play God. Of course we are fallen, but for the love can we stop blaming our problems on the govt, and start BEING the church?

And...I'm done. That's it. Now on to my cute kiddos :)

Baby Boy decided that he likes to give kisses on the mouth...with his mouth wide open and the drool running! Its pretty dagum cute!

Goober had his last Upward football game for this season today. He cried when he told his coaches bye....he really enjoyed this season and he is ready to start another football team. As he was leaving one of his coaches gave him a big hug and told him that he was gonna be a pro-athlete one day....I appreciate people like that who encourage my boy!

Ribbit is still loving school but starting to get wayyy to comfortable with her teacher and class. Adam and I just had a teacher meeting due to our daughter mooning her whole class during naptime. And everybody said " good thing she is cute "....hehehe

Reformation Day at school...see the little black bug...thats Naphan..our best friend :)

Someone loves her teacher....this lady is a blessing (and a saint). When you get to heaven and see someone surrounded by jewels and crowns, its her...she is earning them everyday by teaching 7 3 year olds about Jesus!

 My loves. These are some of my 7th graders. We had cupcakes one day and very quickly it turned into cupcake facials....they are already pretty hyper...but add in cupcakes and anything goes!!!
 Chicken Treating!
 Such a good daddy!
 His froggy costume was too hot for the actual chicken treating so he wore his candy corn monster shirt instead ;). Oh, that little face...could just eat him up!
 Like I said in an earlier post, my kids were hauling major booty to get from one house to the next. I like this picture because they are both blurs...about how I remember that night. Goober is not worried about his leaving his sister and she is trying to beat him to the next "house she likes"
 We have been having lots of fashion shows lately with our winter clothes. I am not sure we understand the whole concept of mittens and socks....mittens on our feet and sock on our hands?
 Watching big brother play football....he is sooo fascinated by the camera!
 Big Man scored 6 touchdowns at this game....he said "that team was easy" but little does he know that they were probably the best team they had played all year. God has given him so much athletic talent.

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