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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Only Me ... book reveiw FROM ETERNITY TO HERE BY FRANK VIOLA

I laugh at myself because I thought I was signing up for free book by Francis Chan (author of CRAZY LOVE) which I thought was amazing, soul wrecking, and very honest about TRUTHS in scripture AND LOVING ON THE LEAST OF THESE ... Anyway, this is a book by the same publisher and because I signed up I didn't want to go back on my word ...

I have not read the entire book, but I will say there are good nuggets w/in the chapters. On pg. 141, "After a sighting of the true God, Abraham died to his own desires and wishes. Instead, he lived for God's interest. The altar was Abraham's way of saying. 'I am utterly consecrated to You, Lord. I am no longer in the driver's seat'. " I love anything that can remind me to die to self and although the book is more about searching out God's purpose for creating a home for us and what that looks like I did love certain themes. The theme of the tent being a real home because it allows you to be mobile for Christ, be ready to serve for Christ, and be available to welcome in people in Christ's name was a lovely vision ...

Like I said I didn't finish it and probably won't at this stage in my life, but I will save it for a calmer time so I can relish in the thought of eternity and how it was created for me and you from the very beginning !!!

SIDE NOTE ... NEW WEBSITE IS UNDERCONSTRUTION ... 147MILLIONORPHANS.COM ... please stay tuned ... We so desperately want to help others remove the financial hurdles from adopting ... love ya


9 kind words.:

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

oh i can't wait to see the new website!

you know i'm right there beside you sweet friend and sister!

lots of love and hugs,
jill

Carrie S said...

Gwen...love reading your posts. I desperately needed to hear this as I am having a hard time waiting to hear if we will get a court date before they possibly close...waiting is hard when all we want to do is get our son home.

Love you and what you are doing.
Carrie

Carrie S said...

Gwen...love reading your posts. I desperately needed to hear this as I am having a hard time waiting to hear if we will get a court date before they possibly close...waiting is hard when all we want to do is get our son home.

Love you and what you are doing.
Carrie

Holly said...

GO girl.
In the midst of your own adoption hurdles,you are thinking of others, wanting to help them make their heart's desire a reality when finances become roadblocks.
May God bless the work of your hands my friend!

Anonymous said...

I AM EXSTATIC ABOUT THTE NEW WEBSITE AND MERCHANDISE!

luv,
Abbie

The Ferrill's said...

Hey sweet friend!
Can't wait for the new site!
LOVE the book Crazy Love! I'm almost finished with it....WOW WOW WOW.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Gwen,
The title of your new website brought tears to my eyes...... Oh, please Lord remove those mountains of lack of finances for those of us whose hearts ache to bring our little ones home.....
Jeremy is speaking about more and more children..... I thought we have 3 more babies coming home but he is talking even more now and the missionfield..... all we lack is stinkin' money! lol
Thank you for all you do for the precious little ones.

~love said...

oh, gwen! i love what you guys are doing to help others. i love that you are obeying the calling God has given you to ease this process for others. i will be forever thankful for how He has used you in my life.

shaneandmalia said...

Gwen my friend just sent me your blog and I need to ask you who you are adopting from Uganda through. I was under the impression that we were unable to adopt from Uganda...but maybe I am wrong. I have three children, only two grew in my tummy, all grew in my heart. My youngest, Hope, is adopted from Haiti. She has been home for 3 and a half years and I have been feeling the stirring of wanting to adopt and Uganda is where my heart is. Please email me at shaneandmalia@msn.com Thank you, thank you!!! Malia