Hurry up...and Wait!

December 16, 2013
Hurry up...and Wait!

In this fast paced age of technology and convenience, waiting, has become an ugly 7 letter word.  We can't wait for dinners to cook, so we frequent fast food drive-thrus. Then we can't wait in drive thru lines, so we microwave even faster meals.  If we buy a new phone or computer by the time we get home, it has become obsolete with a newer model, and we can't "wait" until our upgrade window is available.  Nobody likes to wait.  Not on our spouse, our kids, our neighbors, the traffic, the government, & especially not on our circumstances to change.

Waiting is viewed negatively in our culture.  If we have wait, we feel offended.  We feel entitled to be compensated for our time.  We view people and processes as inefficient unless we are able to be instantly gratified.  We are in a constant hurry on a daily basis and waiting for people or things is entirely unacceptable.
  
But I'm learning (the hard way I might add) that our waiting is oftentimes the most important part of the journey to get to our destination.  Our "delays" are the times that God uses to teach us, shape us, and prepare us for what is ahead.

Take Moses, in Exodus Chapter 2, at the age of 40 he fled Egypt after killing an Egyptian for mistreating his own Hebrew people.  He spent the next 40 years, waiting, before God spoke to him thru the burning bush asking him to go to Pharaoh and free the Israelites. Unless Moses had spent those years waiting, I doubt he would have been equipped to complete the work God called him to.

So as we are waiting, we need to remember...we're waiting for a reason.  God is shaping us to perform something that can't be accomplished in a microwave or a drive thru.  We are all still a work in progress with lots of rough edges that need to be smoothed out.

 

Light at the end of the tunnel...

November 26, 2013

A little over two years ago we began this adoption process.  Honestly, I don't think we had any idea the amount of time, money, and emotional resouces that it would take to see the whole process through.  As of a few weeks ago, we received our official letter of acceptance from the Indian government stating that Saniya Ison was officially part of our family.  We are now waiting on one other document to be processed and then we get our travel dates to go and pick her up and finalize this whole...
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Adoption Journey by Mark Batterson

July 31, 2012

Great post by Mark Batterson.  

 I experienced a strange confluence of feelings this week.  On July 23, I celebrated my second birthday.  That’s the day I should have died from ruptured intestines.  Emergency surgery, and the Great Physician, saved my life.  So all week I’ve been reflective on the gift of life. On July 24, Praying Circles Around Your Children released. So I’m been thinking about the joy of being a father to my kids.  No greater privilege or responsibility! Then on Thursd...


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Why Adopt?

March 14, 2012

Why would anyone want to adopt?  What is the motivation?  Is the process of adoption just supposed to help alleviate only the physical needs of children?  

David Platt, Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham,AL explains it far better than I can here.

Here's an excerpt from his blog post:
 

Consider the reality of what happens when God the Father adopts us through Christ His Son. In this adoption process, He changes our status. We go from being slaves to sin to being sons of God. Listen...


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Everybody's got a Story...

August 10, 2011
As I come in contact with more and more people everyday, I find that there is a common theme that connects all of us at our core.  Everybody has a story to tell.  All of us, no matter what position we find ourself in life, have a unique and compelling story that needs to be told and celebrated. Because of that principle, one of My Framed Name's core objectives was formed...helping give people an opportunity to tell their story!

Here's our story...
The vision of My Frame Name is to extend God's ...
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Alphabet photography is the process of photographing everyday objects that resemble letters of the alphabet, then arranging the photographs in a collage to create any name or word. My Framed Name was inspired by photographer Judy McCune, owner of Alphabet Art. My Framed Name is owned and operated by John & Trina Ison of Georgetown, KY.

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