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Thursday, September 17, 2009


Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.


Something that is carried.

1. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
2. A source of great worry or stress; weight:

A responsibility or duty.

I am Obsessed.
I am so heavily Burdened.

I think about orphans everyday. Children big and little with no parents to care for them, or to love them, or to teach them. It is seriously overwhelming at times. I know God has given each of us a burden. For some of my friends it is the unborn or the environment or keeping the gays from being able to marry... I don't have much time to think about any of those things because I am so obsessed with the orphans. I want it to stop. I keep trying to give it back to God. What else can I do God? What can I do?
Today I will pray. I will pray for the children who may never have their own mother or father. I will pray for families in the process of their adoption. I will pray for the Grandmas trying their best to care for their Grandchildren. Mostly I will pray that we all come to find the Precious Savior who adopts us into His family.

Ephesians 1:3-6

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.

1 comment:

  1. Beth, I just found your blog this morning. I am reading it from the beginning, getting a glimpse of how God has been at work in your heart, drawing you to care for orphans. I am blessed by what you have written. Thank you for sharing, for allowing us to see what God is doing in you and through you. So looking forward to spending time with you in Jinja this week!

    What version is this passage taken from? It's simple but powerful!



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