Monday, June 14, 2010

We Need Prayer

I am asking my bloggy friends for prayer. There is a major spiritual attack on my family. These are some of the events that have happened just since we started the adoption process: water leak and mold in the bathroom resulting in an unexpected remodel; Husband-Danny in a car accident; Son-Branten broke his wrist so ER, Doctors, cast, x-rays, etc; and just this past Friday I was in an accident. I was taking myson and 6 friends to Karate Kid for his birthday and an older lady ran through a yield sign and straight into the side of our SUV. Thankfully no one was hurt on either side.

I am completely convinced that Satan does not like that we are going to bring two orphans home to live in a loving, God-filled home and that is why there is such opposition and attack on our family.

Please join with us and pray against these attacks so that the Father's heart can shine through the Barnes family.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Did you hear that?

Have you ever just felt like God smacked you upside the head, well this morning I literally felt it!

I was reading a blog last night about simplifying our lives and was trying to figure out where to start with all the "stuff" that clutters my life...spent all night just thinking and pondering which pile to tackle first. I ended up falling asleep with only the dishes done and a load of laundry in.

When I woke up this morning my mind started turning again and I said "Lord, can you give me some ideas on where to start?" and, wait, here comes the smack, He said, "Well, are you going to talk to me and spend time with me first?!?"

OUCH! What was I thinking. If only I would take time to be with my Heavenly Father and I already know that He only wants the best for me. He will show me exactly where to start to unclutter and simplify. He is just telling me to start with my life and my heart.


Sunday, June 6, 2010


Well, finally, I received word from AWAA that we have been accepted into the Rwanda program. It's actually happening! Now our "paper pregnancy" begins. I am so excited. It seems like I have been waiting to "start" for an eternity.

Juat wanted to share the great news that in about a year and a half we will have our two new family members home with us!!!!!!

Have a blessed weekend!