Monday, December 16, 2013

We would like you to meet the newest member of our family, Micah!

We decided to kick back and have our dumplings and stir fry to go.
This has been a great day!  Goodnight from Nanjing.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Today we visited the city gate in Nanjing.

This was built about 600 years ago. The wall is surrounded by a large man made canal.

The bricks were signed and dated by their makers.  

Michaela and our guide Nancy.

A view from inside.

It's been a great day!

While we were there air raid sirens blew for several minutes. 
 Nancy explained that December 13th is the anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre of WWII. 

What a day!  Back to the room for a little rest.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

We Made It

After a long flight we finally arrived in Beijing yesterday afternoon.  We are in Nanjing now and will be exploring the city gates and wall tomorrow.  Excited to be that much closer to our daughter!  Gotcha day is Monday!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

So this morning I started stressing about all the details that need to come together last minute for this trip.  Picked up my devotional for this morning dated December 9 and this is what it says:

Out on a Limb

If you serve me, you must go with me.  John 12:26

Be willing to step out of your comfort zone.  Take a risk and go out on a limb with Me.  If that is where I am leading you then out on that limb is the safest place for you to be.

You want to play it safe, avoid all the risks you can.  But taking risks is part of living close to Me.  Trying to live a risk-free life tells Me that you don't really trust Me.  You have to make a choice:  Will you keep trying to be safe at all costs?  Or will you follow Me with all your heart?

I may ask you to stand up for someone who can't stand up for himself/herself, to say no to a friend, or to tell a stranger about Me.  But I"ll give you the strength and the courage to do it.

Life with Me is an adventure.  If you stick with Me, you'll not only have My protection, but you'll learn to relax and enjoy the adventure.  So be willing to follow wherever I lead--even out on a limb.

Psalm 23:4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;  For you are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.

Psalm 9:10  And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;  For you have not forsaken those who seek you

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Here is our most recent photo of Micah. 
We can't wait to come get you!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Looking Forward To Being The Big Sister!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Look and see what the LORD has done!!!  Our precious daughter waiting for us in China!  We hope to travel in December but we know that it is all in HIS perfect timing!  Please pray for her as she waits and pray for us as we start to pack for another incredible journey!!!  We are so excited we can hardly stand it!
Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5 & 6
Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4


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