Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello NEW blog!!!

Welcome to "Gather the Lambs", my newly designed blog by Alexis, a teen who worked very hard at designing this blog for me. Thanks, Alexis!

Awhile back, as I was contemplating about what to do with my blog, I had a few options. I decided to pray about it. I wondered if I should quit blogging altogether. I wondered if I should keep blogging but change things up a bit. As I was reading scripture one day, this verse above practically jumped off the page, and I knew. This was something I not only needed to hear, but also wanted to share with others...and this new blog was born. God really does gather us in His arms and hold us close if we allow Him. What a warm and comforting thought. Something we all need to hear and allow to soak in, as we spend time in His presence. More than that, what I love about this verse is how He gently leads those that have young. I don't know about you, but I need as much leading and guidance from the Lord as I can get during this season of motherhood.

I pray that this blog will be a blessing to those that read here, and that they will find encouragement along the way. If you are a mother, I pray this blog will also bless you in your most high calling of motherhood to the little lambs that you are raising. What an awesome and most important job we have- as mother's to the precious children He has blessed us with.

I want to talk more here about foster care, and adoption, and what it's really like. I want to share our ups and downs in a more real way, as we are now closer to hearing the final decision on where our first foster baby, baby L, will live permanantly. Will it be us? Her mom? Her relatives?

I also want to use this blog to highlight ministries, and advocate for you will see real faces here, real babies and kids that are waiting for that special mommy and daddy just for them.

I'm so glad I am going to continue to blog, and use this format to reach out, advocate, encourage, expand awareness of ministries, and to inspire. At this time, that is my goal, and my greatest desire is that it is pleasing to God and glorifies Him.

Come back soon for my "special announcement"! You will be blessed!


Sally-Girl! said...

I am excited to follow your "new" blog sounds like everything that I am passionate about as well!

Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

It will be great! Of that I am sure!!!

Betsy said...

Simple beautiful! Great job!

Scrappy quilter said...

I love the new look. Wonderful!!
And my dear friend Sally-Girl is here too. Hugs