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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

This That and the Other

THIS: I've been tagged for a new BOOK Meme by Jules at Maced with Grace. I figure if she’s gonna do it…it must not be too bad!

In Jules’ words: If the directions are thoroughly confusing, it helps to read them three times.

If you could write a novel about any subject, what would it be (Just the subject—don’t give away your plot idea.)

If just the thought of having to write anything gives you hives, what would you like to read about in a novel that you’ve never seen done before?

If you hate reading fiction what subject might make you change your mind or try it anyway?

And here are the rules:
1. Answer one of these questions on your blog.
2. Link back to whoever tagged you.
3. Tag 5 women bloggers.
4. Plus, check out previous responses, and if you know of a novel that pertains to the subject someone wishes they could write or would like to read about, suggest the novel to them in a comment.

I chose #1:

If I could write a novel about any subject, what would it be?

Okay this is totally off the top of my head but I would write a novel about Jesus being 33 in 2006 and his life from high school forward. I would have him regularly meet with and talk to God in unusual places.

If you know of a book like this I would LOVE to read it. I’ve read Joshua and I’ve read God on a Harley. Both were awesome reads BTW! If there’s something else I haven’t read (similar to this) let me know!

I just hate tagging people, so I’m going to tag all of you who are up for it. You may even leave your responses in the comments for us to see.

THAT: My MIL (the Volunteer Services Coordinator for this hospital) sent me a link for a “Random Act of Kindness” opportunity that would bless many. If you are interested in sending some stuffed or unstuffed dolls, email me and I’ll send the pattern. It’s in Adobe and since we all know I’m HTML illiterate I’ll just stick to emailing these items.

Here is the info:

Need Random Acts of Kindness for Kids!

Kids need plain muslin dolls. Each doll will be decorated by the sick child with non-toxic markers. The staff uses the medical play doll to explain procedures or to show what posture/body position is needed.

Each becomes a "hospital buddy" and, of course, goes home with their new kid buddy!

Out-of-city/state sewers don't need to stuff the medical play doll. A group of dolls can be sent in a large business envelope and we will them stuff here. Send to:

Presbyterian Vol. Svs.
PO Box 26666
Albuq, NM 87125-6666

Thanks from all of us especially the kids!

AND THE OTHER: Praise Report! Many of you know that I have been praying (along with my husband) about our adopting a child in the near future. I had been hemming and hawing about it…just going back and forth as I weighed pros and cons. I realized I was trying to take it on as some personal challenge so I let it go, literally and just prayed for some Godly wisdom during our joint prayer time some time ago.

Last night I got a phone call from Pastorman’s Wife who is also dear friend of mine.

She said: “You know the new couple that have come to church the last couple of weeks?

I said: “The couple who sat behind us last week?”

“Yes.” She replied. “Guess what she does for a living?”

“Uhm” (…drawing a blank here) I mumbled.

“She’s an attorney who specializes in adoption!” she squealed! Okay, so honestly Pastorman’s Wife does NOT squeal, but I was ready to!

I’m pretty sure God is just putting me at ease about how everything will line up in HIS time. I’m going to pray again not to get ahead of myself, but I am also going to spend some time getting to know this person and shoot some general questions out to gather more information about this unbelievably complex process.

I think that just about covers it all. Have a blessed Tuesday!


Dawn said...

Thank you for the kind words! I do love telling stories.

Best wishes on the adoption process, if that's what you choose to do. I guess I didn't know you were on that possible road. It's a wonderful thing!

Morning Glory said...

Blessings, blessings and more blessings and wisdom as you contemplate the possibilities ahead of you.

At this moment I'm listening to a song called "He is Able". Truer words were never sung!

Have I said I like your new look? Well, I do!

His Singer said...

OK, not that I would EVER (do it) try to (do it) push you (go ahead, do it) in one way or another (DO IT!), but I REALLY don't think you'll (CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? DO IT!!) ever regret it.

Just my humble little opinion.


sarah said...

I didn't know you were considering adoption! May the Lord lead you as He desires for you to go.

I wrote a smidgen about adoption a while ago, don't know if you read that post. I would highly recommend listening to this teaching on the Spirit of Adoption. My post was basically just a few snippets from that message. It was incredibly powerful, and has me doing lots of thinking of my own about the role of adoption in our family's future.

Pilot Mom said...

What an exciting journey as you seek His will regarding adoption!

And, I just wanted to drop in and tell you I'm glad you joined up with CCC. I'm looking forward to beginning this new book! :D

tam said...

(jumping, screaming, squealing, clapping hands and grinning beyond what my lips are supposed to be able to do!!!)

Whoo Hoo!

am thinking about the dolls too...I'll email you!

Kristen said...

I did not know you were contemplating adoption! I think that is great, and I think it will work out in God's time! The adoption attorney attending your church is certainly a good sign! :-)

C. H. Green said...

That's exciting news. I think it will at least help prepare you. Thanks for reading my blog and letting me get to know you too.

MommaB said...

OH. I AM. SO. HAPPY. FOR. YOU!! I know that waiting on God's timing is probably just one of the MOST difficult things to do in this world, but ah, the rewards. I will be adding you and your hubby to my prayer journal. What a wonderful journey it will be for you both! May the joys of the Lord flow abundantly as you continue to seek His will and live your lives for Him!!!

Spookie the Warrior said...

That's wonderful!!! I just know that God's plan will unfold before you in the most amazing and exciting way!! Now I'm all excited and squeeling and jumping up and down and clapping my hands!! God is SO good!!

Sally said...

oops just noticed I shouted that prayer- maybe that was right
God bless and keep you Kim.

Aunt Murry said...

Ok, if I could do back flips I would be doing them for you! I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!

(BTW, who did you tag for the MEME?)

Overwhelmed! said...

Kim, I'm with you in the "waiting on God's timing" for our second adoption and although the lack of control is not easy, I feel a sense of peace about this. I know it can work because we have been blessed with our gentle son, Snuggle Bug.

I know it will work for you as well, when the timing is right. I think being informed of an adoption lawyer that you know you could trust is a step in the right direction! We hunted for our lawyer and when we found him and interviewed him, we knew he was the right one for us. We plan on using him again for our second adoption.

Best of luck to you! I will be keeping you in my prayers and we both wait for God's timing.