Monday, December 8, 2008

Unless the Lord builds a house,

"Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is useless. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones. Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior's hand. How happy is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates." (Psalm 127:1-5)

This was my Psalm of the day. Perfect, don't you think??? I have struggled and worried for more than TWO years about Stevee and Jessy (notice I used their real names??). Today, their bio dad relinquished his rights, telling the judge that his attorney told him many good things about the family that wants to adopt them. (Us!) It is done. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

God is adding to our quiver. He is building the house. He is protecting our city. He is giving us rest. And, he is giving us a gift of children.

Thank you for all the prayers! Now we pray the adoption proceeds QUICKLY!! All it will take is a little effort on the part of DHS...all the paperwork has been prepared.


  1. Thank the Lord, I'm so happy for your family what a blesssing to be done with that chapter and to look forward to the adoption hearing! PS love the picture of Jacob by the tree what an angel!

  2. No surprise to the Lord!!! I am so excited for you, coming up out of that pit! I think about ya'll all the time and am so thankful for the outcome at court today!

  3. So excited for you. It is so exciting to see how God is using you as well as blessing you as you serve Him. We love you!!

  4. shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is amazing!! YAHOO!!!!

  5. I am loving this news! I just wanted to leave a comment (came here through Robin's blog!). We need to chat!!! I am Jennifer's friend that is also adopting in TX!!!!! (boy due in January)
    I would love to chat through this process together! :)


  6. PRAISE THE LORD...I know it's a relief to be able to actually write out Stevee and Jessy's names...
    Our great God is in control!

  7. Praise the Lord! What a perfect gift just in time for Christmas!

  8. How, how, how did I miss this one until just now??? I am dying with excitement! I decided since I hadn't heard from you all in a while that I needed to just make sure I didn't miss anything!

    Praise God! What a wonderful Christmas gift!

    We'll keep praying that all moves quickly from here!

  9. So, SO happy for you! It's about time, yes? YES!

    I gave you an award on my blog. Come on over and pick it up!

  10. Praising With All You Phillips on such AWESOME news. You guys are so...blessed.
    Happy Holiday's to your family.

    Lesley Reid

  11. Missing your posts! I know Christmas is a busy/hard time sending prayers your way! Kristy