Entries by Josh

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Adoption Training in Chicago

Kim and I attended our first official adoption training in Chicago this weekend. My aunt was gracious enough to let us stay the weekend with her, and my mom came down to help with the kids, so it was really quite convenient. Thanks for all the help! So what is adoption training anyway? Well, I […]

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Gloriously Ruined

Gloriously ruined is being different. Gloriously ruined is seeing things differently. Gloriously ruined is about being changed for the better. Kim and I are gloriously ruined, and I’m okay with that. Ever since we came home from the mission field we realize more and more that we’re different, and can’t ever go back to being […]

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Seeing God Provide

Dear Jireh, I wanted to write you a little note and tell you about some amazing things we’ve experienced lately. We’ve been praying about your adoption for a long time. And just recently God has provided an answer to some of our prayers, which gets us really excited about moving forward. God gave us a […]

Paper Pregnant!

It’s official… We are now what is termed “paper pregnant” ! We sent in our application and met with our adoption agency last week to start the paperwork. For those who don’t know, we have chosen Lifelink Int’l as our agency and are hoping to adopt a little one from South Korea. It was encouraging, […]

The most important things. Dec. 2015

The most important things right now: Being here for my family. I’m committed to being a work at home dad and spending time with my children. Earning a sustainable living. I’m committed to our business and making it profitable. Adding to our family through adoption. I’m committed to bringing our child home and becoming a […]

Fruitfulness

I was reflecting on John chapter 15 this morning, the passage that talks about the Vine and the Vinedresser. Here it is: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that […]

Reading my Indonesian Bible

I love to read the Bible in Indonesian. This morning I pulled out my Indonesian copy of the New Testament, the Kitab Suci Injil, and had a quiet time. I know enough of the language that I can still read mostly fluently and get meaning and understanding out of the text. It’s nice to read […]

Calm the Storm

“Sometimes He calms the storm With a whispered peace be still He can settle any sea But it doesn’t mean He will Sometimes He holds us close And lets the wind and waves go wild Sometimes He calms the storm And other times He calms His child” – Scott Krippayne