Today was a good day. Jon and Marisa Foltz, Collin and Summer, arrived from Arkansas. I spent the day preparing, cleaning, etc. The good part is that I didn't get stressed out. Sometimes I do that.
Noelle went to Wild Life tonight, which is a division of Young Life. Things have been tough lately with Noelle. We are trying to find out if the stomach aches, etc. she is having are the result of physical problems or are stress related. She went to school Tuesday through Friday...Yeah! She slept in her bed Wednesday and Thursday...Yeah!
Jake went to the West football game tonight and he made it into the National Honor Society. And he is taking a great girl to homecoming tomorrow night! (as friends, we do not encourage high school dating, much to his distress)
Scott has spent a lot of time praying the last two weeks with the financial state of our nation as it is. He is an investment advisor. Good news is, he gets to forget about all that and run a marathon on Sunday. Might not sound fun to you, sure doesn't to me, but he loves it!
One week from today, October 3, is our court date in Ethiopia. Please pray that everything would go according to God's plan and that we would be able to accept His plan! I cannot wait to hear that our little angel is truly ours!
" I will praise you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
I will bless you every day,
and I will praise you forever.
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy
His greatness is beyond discovery!
Let each generation tell its children
of your mighty acts.
I will meditate on your majestic,
and your wonderful miracles.
Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on
I will proclaim your greatness.
Everyone will share the story of your
they will sing with joy of your
The Lord is kind and merciful,
slow to get angry, full of unfailing love.
The Lord is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his
All of your works will thank you, Lord,
and your faithful followers will bless
They will talk together about the glory
of your kingdom;
they will celebrate examples of your
They will tell about your mighty deeds
and about the majesty and glory of
For your kingdom is an everlasting
You rule generation after generation.
The Lord is faithful in all He says;
He is gracious in all He does.
The Lord helps the fallen
and lifts up those bent beneath their
All eyes look to you for help;
you give them their food as they
When you open your hand,
you satisfy the hunger and thirst of
every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in everything He
He is filled with kindness.
The Lord is close to all who call on Him,
yes, to all who call on Him sincerely.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear
He hears their cries for help and
The Lord protects all those who love
but He destroys the wicked.
I will praise the Lord,
and everyone on earth will bless His
forever and forever."