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 […]

So, we have started what is termed “the paper chase”…. ie one paper after another, after another! And you know what?! I’m actually kind of enjoying it. Now, you may laugh. I know it’s only the beginning. However, I will say this kind of reminds me of visa application- and we have done loads of […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Hi there! Welcome to our family adoption blog! 🙂 Here is the first post.  More to come. GREAT NEWS! We’ve decided to adopt a child! The short story: We’re Josh and Kim. We currently have two little ones- Eli (3) and Ana (1). We lived overseas for a bit and now we are back in […]

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 […]

Here are a few notes/thoughts I’ve compiled the last few weeks that have helped me understand the relationship between faith and works. —- Faith IS obedience. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is a gift from god. Not by works so that no one can […]

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 […]

A few days ago I was at my parent’s house for a family photo shoot. We had a lot of fun and got a lot of great photos out of the deal. The photographer said he got over 800 photos. Sheesh! Out of those I’d say about twenty were pretty good. Later on Kim got […]

“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

This is a really interesting chart if you’ve never seen this before. If you look at the ages in the Bible from Genesis 5 and 11 you can construct a genealogy chart from Adam all the way to Joseph. The Bible tells us how long each person lived and at what age they had children. […]

Let’s look at some stats for my blog for the year 2014. I did this last year so it might be fun to compare between this year and last year. Here we go: Total visits to my blog: 844 (about 391 people). Half of these people (55%) were returning visitors and the other half (45%) […]

This morning during my devotional I was reminded about sacrificial giving. My lesson came from the very end of 2 Samuel. The story goes that king David was going to offer a sacrifice to God and he needed to do it in a certain place. So the owner of the place (the threshing-floor) was going […]

I’ve noticed a subtle but interesting change in me since I’ve returned home from living overseas. I’ve noticed that whenever I meet somebody new for the first time I always ask them where they are from. “Where are you from?”. I catch myself asking this question a real lot these days and I don’t think […]

October 2021


Random Quote

I shall always be convinced that a watch proves a watch-maker, and that a universe proves a God.

— Voltaire