All is going well with us! Other than extreme morning (24/7) sickness, we are fine. We finally signed up for the first time EVER with a midwife! We will finally get a homebirth. I have waited 4 YEARS and two babies for my homebirth waterbirth. I don't need to worry about who will watch my children because they will be here at home with us! What a relief. We are so done waiting for county to come back with whether or not we can adopt that Huatzin decided we will go the international route. We have called and called repeatedly about our application to foster/adopt and finally were told they think they lost Huatzin's fingerprints months ago! Huatzin chose Ethiopia. (personally Ethiopia is a bit common /popular these days and I like the road less traveled (Ghana, Rwanda, Burkina Faso) but if my awesome husband says that we have a child in Ethiopia, then by golly, we have a child in Ethiopia! Now we just need to find an agency willing to take us while pregnant. Many have rules against it, but not all. I just saw This blog and it was a family ( pregnant wife) that just got back from Ethiopia with 2 beautiful boys and is due in 62 days! Also this one! A family with 2 babies, 1 bio 1 adopted form Ethiopia being raised as twins! Precious!
We are So BLESSED! We found what I think is our new church. We got kicked out of one due to Josiah. What is funny is that while we were there, they were speaking on Leviticus and on how those with the name Kohen (Cohen) are descendants of Aaron and High Priests. It just so happens that WE are Cohen's so they through the youngest little Cohen , descendants of Aaron OUT of the Church! lol. If that isn't ironic. We were later told that "there is a place for babies" and that "at least one person in the congregation was an unbeliever) (I guess the Holy Spirit can't convict hearts in the presence of children! I figured if we can't ALL worship together then we won't worship there at all. We are an all or nothing family. ;-)
This last past weekend I got to spend the weekend with the wonderful ladies in my homeschool group in Yucaipa. It was a 3 day long mom's night out/slumber party. It was amazing. I am SO blessed! What the Lord shorted me in the area of functional family he more than made up in blessed friendships, godly mentors. I am blessed with so many Titus 2 loving mothers. I tell you for two years I prayed and fasted the Lord would give me godly friendships to help me reach my full potential in Christ and God superseded my every expectation. If you need a Titus 2 mother, pray, the Lord is faithful! Many folks lack even 1 mentor and I have handfuls. It was such a glorious weekend, so relaxing and fun. The theme was "peace be still" for you Homeschooling mamas. I hope to type up notes. If anyone is interested.
Regarding the elections, we have been asked by many people if we are thrilled with the results. Well, for those of us Black "scripture adhering Christians," (must emphasis that as many of my black friends say they are christian but don't bother reading scripture) it was a very bittersweet day. For those of you who studied the political beliefs of Martin Luther King Sr and Jr, and follow the ministry of Alveda King ( MLK Jr. niece) you'd know the day was disappointing. It's not that we don't want a black president, it's just that we were kind of hoping it wouldn't be Barack Hussein Obama! Nevertheless the Lord is still on the throne and nothing happens apart from His willing it. He sets up kings and takes them down. This is no different. Anyhoo, if you are interested, I have become a HUGE Alveda King fan. She was actually going to be aborted. Her mother asked her grandfather MLK Sr for money to pray for an abortion and he told her"you will not KILL my granddaughter, " he then went on to describe what she would look like as he had seen her in a vision. This is before the days of ultrasounds. Her life was spared, and for great purpose. She is a champion of abolishing abortion. You can Hear Alveda King Abortion Testimony at Supreme Court - 1/22/08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzTsrMTmRcY&feature=related I hope to include more on my blog later but she is part of quite a few really great ministries.. including
http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/ http://www.kingforamerica.com/Groups/1000030975/King_for_America/The_Community_Blog/The_Community_Blog.aspx http://www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/articles.htm Dr. Alveda King: 'Planned Parenthood, Stop Using and Lying to My Family' http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/984295787.html Dr. Martin Luther King's Niece Upset Abortion Business Using Uncle's Image MLK's niece: Pro-choice is pro-murder http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2007/09/20/news/porter_county/doc9789ac223bfab3c98625735c00051b6b.txtKings were and are VERY pro-life much in favor of protecting the civil liberties of EVERYONE including the unborn. Charles Colson, for example, said “Were he alive today, I believe he Martin Luther King Jr. ) would be in the vanguard of the pro-life movement.”
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, 'The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the future of his children for personal comfort and safety,' and, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to injustice everywhere,"
Dr MLK Jr. 'infanticide, or infant killing, was stopped by the early Church, that was willing to risk their lives, to go out into the public square, and scoop up children that were destined to die'."
How can the “Dream” survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate
One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws, but conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."
"A just law squares with the moral law of the law of God. An unjust law . . . is out of harmony with the moral law."
"Let justice roll down like the waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."~ Martin Luther King
“before you go to bed tonight, more than 1500 babies will be killed in a black woman’s womb.”
Oh, God, what would Martin Luther King, Jr., who dreamed of having his children judged by the content of their characters do if he’d lived to see the contents of thousands of children’s skulls emptied into the bottomless caverns of the abortionists pits?
Dr. Alveda King, like her revered uncle before her, has dedicated much of her life to the civil rights movement, specifically defending the preborn, which she has called "the most compelling issue of all." She joins activists from the National Black Pro-Life Union, the National Pro-Life Black Caucus and the Life Education And Resource Network among others.
She has continued her long-term work as a civil rights activist, speaking out on issues that face society today. "I believe that School Choice is a pressing civil rights issue. Perhaps the most compelling issue of all is the life of the unborn," Alveda says. "Faith in God, and the commitment to fulfill His will for our lives -- not faith in government bureaucracy - is the key to positive action. Have faith in God!" This is the message that Alveda carries to the world.