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Feeling like the pocket is crumbling.

Life has been crazy lately.  You might say we’ve been overwhelmed with certain aspects of the adoption process.

This time things have been different.  Our circumstances have changed, and the the nation is in an economic slump that has hit many people close to us.  Many of the people who assisted us with the first adoption are not able to assist us.  This adoption is also more expensive. People have bought coffee from our store, but no one has taken advantage of the ability to give online.  But we trust God to provide in ways we don’t quite expect.

As a result, we have been apply for lots of grants and loans to make this happen.  This while we continue to await our tax refund. In the midst of the paperwork I developed an infection on my left (writing) hand which limited my ability to help Amie since I was soaking my hand when I was home.  So you could pray about those.

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I’m wrestling with all of this more than Amie is.  As husband and father who is the provider, I think of the money.  Both the additional money to adopt 2 kids instead of one, and the additional money to raise those kids.  Many people face this when they get the news twins are on the way.  The difference being I can decide if I want to add 1 or 2 right now.

Sometimes God doesn’t play fair.  Or at least it seems that way.  He’s got incredible moves none of us can counter.  “Reading” providence is a risky proposition.  I hesitate when someone says “God told me to…”.  I’m a Presbyterian, though I’ve had some very unpresbyterian moments.  But those are extraordinary, not to be expected.  God doesn’t provide big neon signs.  Unlike in the In Plain Sight episode we watched last night, we have no “spirit guide dog.”

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