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Stephanie

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I have a new signature and I wanted to tell you about it. It was a difficult decision for me as I went about looking for the picture that would represent me and who I am.

 

I am a homesteader-in-training and love my goats and chickens. I homeschool my children and have adopted them all. I love to read and write stories. I could go on and on, just like you could when you try to summarize yourself. But finally, I decided that one particulary scripture was the best representation of me and my life and who I am and what I do.

 

"He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children,praise the Lord! Psalm 113:9

 

I'll never forget the morning that I read that scripture sitting on the front porch of a rental house more than 14 years ago. It did not bring me comfort or encouragement, it stabbed my heart and made me cry. All my life I had loved the Word of God and even as a teen was so drawn to its wisdom and truth. But that day I grew angry and declared that this was one time that the Word was wrong.

 

You see, I had been trying for over a decade to become a mommy. Unless you have ridden that particular rollercoaster of turmoil, you won't know exactly how I was feeling. On the other hand if you have ever prayed for a long, long time and waited and waited, well you might can understand quite well.

 

I could not imagine, I could not see, I could not understand or even figure out how this verse could be true. After a while of tears, I stopped and made a decision to believe, it was a crisis of Faith and I took my stand. After all the Scriptures also say in Hebrews 11:1 that "What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. " (NLT)

 

Now, all these years later, I am EXACTLY what that scripture said I would be. Not only did He give me a home, but he filled my empty arms. So now, when I speak of the Word of God, I can say with every confidence,

 

"God's Word and What He Says

Is MORE real...

Than what I see,

What I hear,

Or what I feel."

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((((( Stephanie ))))) I have soo been there. The verse that used to get to me was the account of Rachel and Leah, where it says...And then the LORD remembered Rachel..... My reaction, So He DOES forget! Shame on me! I no longer feel that way, thankfully, But I do think I was overly sensitive during that time of deep longing to be a mother. Now my favorite verse reguarding this subject is Isaiah 54:1 "Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman," says the LORD.

 

Love your new siggie!

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Rez, girl that is one of my favorite passages too!! That scripture has it's own story in my life! :)

 

I want to say THANK YOU to Leah who helped me with the signature. When I was stumped, it was her kindness and willingness to take her time that brought it all together! (((Leah)))

 

 

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He really is a good God.

 

I remember when He burned the concept of "your ways are not My ways, your thoughts are not My thoughts, Mine are much higher" (paraphrased) into my heart. When He hasn't meet the expectations that I've had when I've felt my timing was perfect, I am reminded that although He is a faithful God, His timing certainly doesn't match mine.

 

I'll tell ya one thing though, His timing really IS perfect. The training that goes on beforehand prepares me in ways I would have never dreamed or thought.

 

Thank goodness He is God.

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Awww Sweetie...I've traveled that road too. And now also rejoice with you because sometimes we just have to wait for our answer to many prayers. What a beautiful family you now have!

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What an inspirational story!!! You are truly blessed and your children are as well to have such loving and God-fearing-believing parents. The wisdom you gained is priceless and the riches that he has given you is unmeasurable!!! Thanks for sharing.

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