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Dear Beth, I just finished reading your entry on Managed Feelings. I am refreshed as well as inspired by your words. I too, walk this walk with Jesus who I want to follow with all my heart. There are times, however, that I feel as though I'm walking by myself. I think it has everything to do with not following the Lord; deviating from His path, taking my own shortcuts, being in the flesh. As you mentioned, there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus but there is a voice in my head that constantly points out that I could be doing things better in every area of my life. I know the enemy will push those buttons in me that bring up all kinds of insecurities and fleshly desires. It is when I humbly ask Jesus to clear my heart of all unrighteousness, pride and selfish desires, that I feel the hand of Jesus holding my hand one more time. If there was ever a time that this is happening is now. My husband and I are currently paper chasing and we hope to be done with our dossier and home study by this summer. We are so completely overwhelmed at the moment with all that has to be done. We want to do everything right, almost to the point of freezing in action. All I can think of is that precious child, probably already born at this time, waiting for her forever family to finally come to her and we can't get our act together to get through this phase of the adoption as quickly as possible. The wait in itself is so overwhelming; I don't want to make the paperwork more complicated or lengthier than it should be as well.
I keep trying to give my perfectionism and my need to please others to Jesus but find myself taking it back from Him as well. I truly believe that adoption is His idea and calling for my life for many reasons. The primary one is for me to rely upon Him at all times. The Lord so lovingly brings me back to the place where I need to be. "For I know the plans I have for you; plans to prosper you, to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11. This is truly the verse of the Bible that continues to impress upon my heart that the Lord is in control and only when I step aside can He reveal the wondrous and amazing plan He has for my life.
I love your website and how meticulously and beautifully it shows the love and dedication you have for God and your family. It truly inspired me to do the same for our family of three, God willing soon!
God bless you and thank you for sharing your family and your heart with others.
Blessings in Christ Jesus!
Dear Lossing Family,
I was looking for some information on my boss, whose last name is also Lossing, and happened upon your website! What beautiful and touches stories!
You don't know me from Adam, but I wanted to let you know that I am saying prayers for you and your beautiful family! God bless you all!
How blessed I am to be your sister (in-law, in Christ) What a blessing to share your thoughts...thank-you for posting them, they are an inspiration and an encouragement.! We are praying for you and John and the kids...for John's health, that somehow our Mighty God would give you a special blessing of peace that even in the face of this disease called diabetes you would have a daily peace that God is control of even this thing called blood sugar. What a powerful testimony you share - that we could all hand over our "Isaacs." Praying also for john's work situation. Give our love to precious Mia, Sophie and Jonathan. We love you and miss you...Sue
Hi Beth! It was so wonderful seeing you and John at Christi's party. I am thrilled to hear about all the great things the Lord is doing in your lives. Thank you, also, for sharing everything in your Beth's corner section. Love, Lauren
Thank-you for sharing. We are waiting on our referral. Your photos are encouraging!
Mia,Sophie and Jonathan.You look so cute in those pictures. I Love you.:)
hey we love the web sight and seeing your pages. johathan looks great. we are so happy for you all. miss seeing you guys lake is doing good.thanks for sharing beths pictures
Please tell Lineker and Amy BIG congratulations from our family! I guess all those baby girls they helped to get with their forever families rubbed off on them! They are going to make wonderful parents! PRAISE THE LORD!!
Loved seeing all the pix! Glad everyone is doing so well. We're looking forward to meeting Jonathan and eager to visit with you all. We are thinking about the possibility of driving down for a visit on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9th. We could celebrate John's birthday early! Your family is beautiful. Give us a quick e-mail to let us know if that would be good.
We are so glad to hear that everything went so well. We think of you often and look forward to the next update and testimony of God's work in the life of your family. Our turn for surgery is coming up Oct. 2nd. I'm glad we have such a big God! Hugs to you all...