Adoption Funds

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Consider the Lilies

'“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."  ~ Matthew 6: 25 - 34

I have always liked this passage in Matthew.  Over the last five months, I have used this passage as a compass as I navigate the waters of international adoption.  I determined in the beginning that I would NOT worry about distant tomorrows, but instead focus on accomplishing the tasks that I have to do each day.  It is a daily focusing and re-focusing, but it has helped me to keep my eyes on God instead of sinking in the overwhelming amounts of paperwork and money that are needed to finish this journey and bring my baby girl home. 

And oh, how faithful God has been!  As each deadline comes and paperwork and money are due, He has supplied!!  He has shown Himself faithful through the generosity of friends and strangers.  I have had friends donate large sums and friends that have handed me $20 bills.  I know that God has ordained each $ that is needed to complete Lucia's adoption.  I may not know where it is all coming from, but He does.

I currently have two fundraisers running that I wanted to share with you.  Both fundraisers came about because of generous women who are willing to donate proceeds from their own businesses to Lucia's adoption.  Would you please consider making a purchase to help bring Lucia home?  Would you please share these fundraisers with your friends and family?  Each purchase makes a difference.  Thank you!!

Thirty-One Gifts Fundraiser:  You can shop my on-line party anytime between now and Thursday, March the 24th!  My generous friend Jacqui is donating her commission so 20% of all sales will go toward Lucia's adoption!  Also, the March special is one of the company's best EVER ~ spend $31 in merchandise and get ANY purse 1/2 off!!   Here are a few Thirty-One items that I really like.........

Sarah's Treasure Box Fundraiser:  My fundraiser runs from midnight tonight through Saturday, March the 19th.  I will earn $5 for each pendant purchase through Sarah's Etsy shop during this time.  (Gift card purchases and custom orders do NOT count toward my fundraiser)  When you place your order you MUST put in the notes it is for Lucy for the Morgan family.  If you forget you can message Sarah to let her know.  Sarah's pendants are SUPER affordable ($7.99 - $14) and SUPER cute!  Here are a few of my favorites.....

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