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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Help A Sister Out !!!

I have lost all of my bookmarks for your blogs ... Don't ask, but I will say that computers are definitely a LOVE / HATE relationship in the Oatsvall House !!!!

So I know this isn't a great post to make a comment on, so just please please leave a comment, so I can re-bookmark your blog ... I know I have been the worst bloggie sister lately, but I have quickly checked in on many of you w/ out leaving comments because I have just run out of time ...

I will say that today's sermon at church has me thinking about what REAL praise and prayer looks like for me ... Do I believe what I pray ?? Do I praise Him w/ wanting nothing in return ?? Do I go around telling everyone of my heart's desire from the Lord and not actually taking it to HIM ?? Sending this girl's heart into the refiner's fire over the next week  ... So I have decided since I am up late anyway (can't sleep these days) that at Midnight I am going to just spend some time praising Him w/ some of my fav songs and just pray from deep w/in my heart and pour it all out !!!!


These two faces have me all in a tizzy these days ...


77 kind words.:

Nick and Mary Leigh said...

Here ya go, bff....

www.bringinghomebabybrown.blogspot.com

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

Technically, you don't read my blog, since I've never commented before. I really just wanted to say hi. We're just beginning our adoption journey so I am intent on studying others' experiences!

Nancy said...

From one computer illiterate/klutz to the other...blog name: shaosworld.blogspot.com

Keep waiting to hear the scream of "I got THE CALL!" up here in CT. I am SURE I WILL hear it! :)

Love and hugs...Nancy

Abbie said...

love you girl!! I can't wait for your children to be home!!!

love,

Abbie

Amie@WildOlive said...

hey girl.. been thinking bout 'ya tons!!! Can't wait for that call..

www.heart-smiles.blogspot.com

I hear you on not having time to visit blogs. It has been SO HARD. Ihave been so thankful for facebook to keep up with everyone!

hugs~
:)
Amie

Kim K. said...

I keep waiting to read that you've packed your bags and are off to the airport. Thinking of you!! Hugs!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Love those FACES!!!!! Couldn't be anything more beautiful!

Erin said...

mine is ekirabo.blogspot.com :)

praying!

Cari said...

The Refiner's fire is certainly bittersweet. It's so hard to go through it, but what amazing results came come from it.

Sweet faces in your pictures...so innocent. :)

KT said...

so sweet, can't wait to know them. Our sermon was also about the power of prayer, how God is powerful and we just settle for good enough spiritually.
www.raising4hope.blogspot.com
www.hopeforthehollises.blogspot.com

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Oh those two faces would have me in a tizzy too! PRECIOUS!

I love you and praying with you for the day you are to bring them home!

I can't wait to hear we have a court date :)

Hugs,
Jill

Polly said...

Hi! enjoyed meeting you at the together for adoption conference. God bless you and your dear family!
Polly
blissandbumps.blogspot.com

Erin said...

www.e-resonance.blogspot.com.

Love you, sister!
(And wait until you've seen what we're doing for Amazima here!)

Can you come to receive the money? We'd LOVE to meet you in person.

Say ... next Sunday? Email me.

Stacy said...

Hi Gwen,

www.journeytojacksonkuan.blogspot.com

Karen Phillips said...

i think your idea of midnight worship time is a great idea:) so glad you had a great time of worship this a.m.! i just know the call is coming soon...those sweet babies...i can't wait to squeeze 'em someday! karen

mommy24treasures said...

oh those pics are the sweet sweetest!
I love it when you share your heart. I too have decided to spend some extra time with my Heavenly Father this week:)
Love
Connie
oh my blog is
mommy24treasures.blogspot.com

Kari said...

Gwen, when we made the new blog... I lost alot of bloggy sisters. I am still trying to play catch up:) You should add a fun blog roll... it updates & really helps speed stalking! lol
Love ya,
Kari
www.mycrazyadoption.org

Holly said...

Oh Gwen. I do love your heart. Maybe one day when we are visiting our family in TN...we can get together :)
My blog is www.purposedrivenfamily.blogspot.com
hugs,
Holly

theheartofachild said...

Gwen,
I just love reading your blog and keeping inspired to keep our ministry going here in MN (www.kingdomallianceforkids.com)!

Thanks for all you are doing!
Blessings,
Jenny
(waiting for Abby in India)
www.needhamfamily5.blogspot.com

Goosegirl said...

Gwen, those eyes are just so beautiful. I would be going crazy to get to them too. And I am continuing to pray for you all as you wait, and that you will have wonderful bonding and attachment when you are all together.

Thank you for the reminder again to take my requests to my Father.

In His Grace,
Sivje

Goosegirl said...

Whoops! I forgot to leave my blog address.
www.goosegirlsews.blogspot.com

Yeah, it is about sewing, but also our family, our Ahnalin from China and her attachment stuff, our India and her diabetes stuff, and then, of course music.

The Fab 4 said...

Hiya, Gwen. What's life without a little (or a LOT) of blog stalking?

*Overflowing* said...

just look at your beauties...soon sweet girl...soon you'll be holding them! Hugs, stacy

Shauna said...

Hey Gwen! We leave Tuesday our court hearing is Friday.

I love your blog and can always relate to you!

Shauna

The Young Family said...

Keepin' up with yours...and praying for your babies! Here is our family blog as we pray our baby home too...

www.babeofmyheart.blogspot.com

So good to meet you at Together4Adoption too!

Andrea:)

Monte and Missy said...

I love reading about what the LORD is doing in you and your family! We share the heart He has given you for children - in seeing orphans become sons and daughters again.
Please pray for our daughter that waits in China - you can read more about her on our blog.

Missy

amy said...

YOU prayed for us and emailed me when we decided to go the SN route and look at the pic on my blog today...

Beyond precious- thanks for your encouragement

www.thechristopherfamily.blogspot.com

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I know you LOVE ME... here is my blog.. LOVE YA SISTER..
LOVE those photos... HUGS...

michele said...

I am in a bt of a tizzy myself, hanging on the edge of my seat for you to get your news on these cutie pies!
Many Blessings
Michele
http://bhope.blogspot.com/

RACHEL said...

What precious little faces!

ashley said...

Hey Qwen~ I have followed you for about a year and a half now. I have bought several things from you and have prayed along with your family. I am still praying your little ones home and I wanted you to know that you have been one of the people to inspire and give me courage to follow Gods leading to bring a sibling group home from ET. I pray that the Lord will bless you with His peace and give you strength for the day.
You didnt have us on your list but we are www.victimsofgrace.blogspot.com if you want to add us.~love you sister

Janet (Latte Lady) said...

I love reading your blog!

You are inspiring! :)

Blessings,

Janet
www.homeward4.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

I guess it's kind of like not knowing anyones phone # because we have them all stored on our cell phones :) Love you girl

Praying for phone calls to come soon!

annapolsgrove said...

Hey Gwen!

Praying for your kids!

Anna
www.annaandruss.blogspot.com

Beautiful Mess said...

Good luck with your bookmarking!

http://redeemedbeautifulmess.blogspot.com/

those kiddos faces make me smile!!!

The Jordan's said...

You may say this post isn't much to comment about, but that prayer/praising the Father reminder is just what I needed this fabulous morning! Thank you for that!
I am praying for the call to get your babies right along with everyone else.
{hugs}
Jennifer

Lindsey said...

I am so ready to read your post that you have gotten the Call!

Heather said...

Can't wait to see you meet your two sweeties for the first time!

mammaslittlesugarbooger.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Hi Gwen!

I'm the friend of Erica Shubin's who is adopting. I read and follow your blog faithfully. Praying for your kiddos and your ministry! (I think my friend goes to church with you---Christie Bragg? I know it's big but I figured you never know...)

Many blessings,
Rachel
walseradoptionadventures.blogspot.com

Jewels of My Heart said...

Soon you will be posting on the run because your 6 children will have you so busy! heheee
love you,
praying for THE Call!

dreamingBIGdreams said...

Love you girl!

Stephanie said...

Praying that those sweet faces get to meet their Momma soon!

-Stephanie

Jason Egly said...

Those kids are CUTE!!!

http://abeautifultapestry.blogspot.com

Blessings,
The Eglys

Anonymous said...

praying for your sweet angels! They are PRECIOUS. Thanks again for taking time to chat with me on Friday! It was a blessing to meet you!

Sarah Ward
www.sarahpatsawyer.wordpress.com

Katie said...

bringingarnoldhome.blogspot.com

<3

Helping Africa said...

This is my blog about how to help orphans in Uganda and India!
http://helpingthechildrenofafrica.blogspot.com

Mom 2 six said...

www.waalafamily.blogspot.com

Cuties for sure !!

Leah said...

Here you go

www.learnintheplan.blogspot.com

Im on moms so i cant sing her off but its me Sarah.

jennifer said...

Hey girl, when is your book going to be out? I can't wait!

sallee said...

blessings to you!!
http://itspoppydipblog.blogspot.com/

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Oh, how I know the mind of a mom with her heart in two places at once. Waiting on Ellie was one of the longest spiritual battles of my life.
Love ya' dear cyber-friend!
Robbie

Kim said...

Ha Gwen! this was perfect as I am always on the lookout for other bloggers who "get it"...and now I have YOUR list! Sah-weet!

www.embracingtheleastofthese.blogspot.com

Jeanine said...

I know the wait is getting harder and harder...and having those precious faces to stare at isn't helping, is it? Praying for that phone call!!!

realroots.blogspot.com

Leah said...

OOOOO! Look at all the new blog addresses! Cool!

www.lovintheplan.blogspot.com

Leah

Erica said...

Praying for you and your babies!

http://thisshubinclan.blogspot.com

Big Nanny said...

Love reading your blog and seeing your sweet kids. Going that way on Dec. 30 for the first time. Can't wait to see what God is going to do.
www.bignannyshouse.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

You've got quite the readership, my friend!

Praying that your newest babies come home by Christmas! :)

Teresa
www.horvethappenings.blogspot.com

Terri said...

Hey there, I keep checking in but don't seem to have much time to post. I am anxiously (just like you ) to get your call & follow your journey to those 2 precious faces!!! They are absolutely adorable.

dowfamilyoffour.blogspot.com
I am really slacking in the blogging world these days, I have so much to post but NO time to do it!!!!

Take care,
Terri

Heather said...

Gwen,

Just wanted to let you know that the new 147millionorphans site looks AWESOME!!!! Can't wait to share with others!

Cheryl said...

What beautiful little faces!

I'm still managing to sleep at night... but CAN NOT think about anything else but my children waiting in Uganda every moment that I'm awake!

Waiting for a call with you!

Andy, Charity, Noah, Heath and Elijah said...

Here's ours - but we've got to do some work on it to add Ebaby. Any thoughts? I thought about making the home journal generic, bright colors & leave Hannah Grace's with the Chinese look & find something maybe safari looking for Ebaby's travel page.
(sorry not creative - that's why I have friends. ;0)
-Charity

www.amorrisfamily.blogspot.com

Rhonda said...

Girl, you CAN'T be any worse than we are...

www.fromdatingtodiapers.blogspot.com

Prayin' for Joseph and Daisy-Girl!

Here's to traveling soon!

Love and hugs from down the road!
~Rhonda

3 Blessings said...

Here ya go friend...

www.filledwithpraise.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Amy

That Fresh Feeling said...

love the new site! thinking of you guys and praying for the call. blessings, Amy

Kurt and Kayla said...

Thanks for all you are doing!

Kayla

www.kurtandkayla.blogspot.com

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ok..... I just went to THE site! It took my breath away.... it is beautiful, it is fun and filled with hope and inspiration! I am just amazed at how wonderful it is! I LOVE IT! I can't wait to see just how big God makes this ministry of yours!!!!!!!
I saw you have an event in Georgia on Nov 1st.... ARE you coming here???? oh, please pick Savannah if you are so I can see you. hehee
love you sister and am praying for you.
mmmmmmmmmwa!

Joel and Amy said...

Hey Gwen......We've been praying for your crew and can't wait to hear the news that you got "the call" and can go get those 2!! Love the 147million website and am encouraged and inspired to personally DO MORE for the 147 million. Nahome has been home with us from ET since July and it's been a blessing!! Thanks for sharing your story with all of us blog stalkers!!!hehe~~

www.adoptionjourneyfromabove.blogspot.com

The Ferrill's said...

Praying for your family Gwen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hoping that call will come SOON! ;)

Julie said...

I love your blog - you are such an encouragement to me. God is using you in many many ways. Thank you for serving Him!

www.7900miles.blogspot.com

The Jordan's said...

I realized I forgot to add my blogs! Gotta love "mommy brain". ;)

www.jmjordan23.blogspot.com
www.mychildrenmyheart.blogspot.com

Laurel said...

Hi Friend,

I haven't been reading many blogs lately, as I took 7 of my kids on a month-long cross-country road trip. But, I am back now, and looking forward to catching up with all of my bloggy friends.

Hope you are doing WELL. I'm excited to pop on over to your new website. Woo hoo!

Hey ... did you ever do anything with the book? Is it going to be published? Is there a holdup that I can be praying about for you? Let me know how I can be praying for you and your beautiful family.

Hugs!

Laurel :)

Laurel said...

my blog is ...

http://imghanaadopt.blogspot.com

my ministry website is ...

http://ajourneyoffaith.net

my blog/ministry email is ...

laurel@ajourneyoffaith.net


mama of 13 :)

Laura said...

Hey Gwen! www.rachelandkatelyn.blogspot.com

Katrina Parker said...

Gwen,
I started reading Katie's blog a few months back after coming across it, fell in love with the work she was doing, realized she graduated from Ravenwood a few years after me, was inspired, challenged, and encouraged by the work she has been doing--and how you guys have been so consistently supporting her and the ministry to orphans. My parents live in your area, and I visited your church on Sunday--as I was also inquisitive about all I had heard about Strong Tower--it was a great sermon on prayer and praise and was encouraged. Keep standing strong for those who cannot speak for themselves. I have passed the word to many about Katie and the ministry she is doing--will pass along your 147 million sit information!
Redeemed,
Katrina
Jackson, TN

Sarah said...

www.asformyhousehold.blogspot.com

Thanks, Gwen!

Natalie said...

http://www.nattibeth.blogspot.com/

Many in Austin, Texas love all of y'all!

jajbs said...

i don't think i was on your blogroll, but i check in on you frequently. I am praying for you and can't wait to REJOICE when you get THE call! I love your honesty when posting your feelings. Thanks for being the woman of God HE has called you to be!

amanda

http://livinginthenow-jajbs.blogspot.com