Oh the holidays! They are such a wonderful reason to bring dear friends together. One ʻcommunityʼ appetizer I love is Artichokes. It’s so filled with flavor, mainly garlic, that it’s deadly! Itʼs fun to patiently peel off one leaf at a time, taking turns and sharing. Artichokes take a while to eat, and so conversation begins to flow as we sit and share.
November is Adoption Awareness month, here’s a recipe with a story from my heart to yours. 7 years ago I married Jeff Reid, and instantly became Mom to his (then) 6 yr old son Elijah. And so began my journey into a new kind of step-motherhood—the journey of understanding how GOD adopts us. Early on in our marriage, after a particularly difficult bedtime routine, I turned to Romans for my daily Bible reading. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:23 My heart was wrecked by the kindness of the Lord. By extending unconditional love to this little boy I barely knew, I was living out a human reflection of what God does to us. Together we are understanding what the Spirit of Adoption is.…Continue Reading
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