Category Archives: Spiritual Thoughts

Children are the pruning shears: Patience

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love. . .” (Ephesians … Continue reading

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Our journey toward embryo adoption: Why we’re doing it this way

So besides the questions on adopting in general, the major question about our journey is, “Why embryo adoption?” Embryo adoption means that we will choose two embryos that have been donated by a couple who went through IVF to have … Continue reading

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Our journey toward embryo adoption: Why we’re doing it

“You guys have six kids already! Why would you want more? Are you crazy?!?” “You are already raising six kids on a pastor’s salary.” “Don’t you worry that you won’t be able to love this child like you love your … Continue reading

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Children are the pruning shears: Peace

Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” If joy for a Christian is rooted in the fact that we are loved completely with an undeserved love, then peace … Continue reading

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Children are the pruning shears: Joy

John 15:11 “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” You can’t be around a two-year-old very long and not learn a little bit about joy. Two-year-olds … Continue reading

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