Anchor Of My Soul

There have been many events the since December here making trials the path we are walking on at the moment. We are not at liberty to share to many details but appreciate your ongoing prayers for us.

Recently I purchased this decoration from a street vendor as a visual reminder of this truth: Jesus is the anchor of my soul.

As it says in Hebrews 6:18
18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is
impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge
might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the
hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place
behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner
on our behalf,...

The anchor also reminds me of one of my favourite hymns - He Leadeth Me......

He leadeth me: O blessed thought! O words with heavenly comfort fraught! Whate'er I do, where'er I be, still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.

Refrain:He leadeth me, he leadeth me, by his own hand he leadeth me; his faithful follower I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me.

Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom, sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom, by waters still, o'er troubled sea, still 'tis his hand that leadeth me. (Refrain)

Lord, I would place my hand in thine, nor ever murmur nor repine; content, whatever lot I see, since 'tis my God that leadeth me. (Refrain)

And when my task on earth is done, when by thy grace the victory's won, e'en death's cold wave I will not flee, since God through Jordan leadeth me. (Refrain)

Court Date Update

We had our first court date today and will have another on May 29. Please keep praying.

March 4

Tomorrow morning, March 4, we have our adoption court hearing for the adoption of James. Please pray for this. Thanks!!!

God's Word Is My Food

I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion
of food. Job 23:12

I've been studying the book of Job and really find the above verse so true. His Word is more delightful than food. His Word is my lamp.
We really do not live by bread alone, but by His Word.

Matthew 4:4 ""Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

James and Friend

James is very social and loves time with his friends. Here is one of his friends and him having fun at a recent soccer game Mikayla and Kirsten were playing in.