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November is National Adoption Month... This month I'd like to share several different camera angles on Adoption and Foster Care. A good friend to our family is serving on the front lines when it comes to Foster Care and Adoption in Las Vegas. RoseAnna shared this blog post and I love how it ties all of us to adoption... because we have a personal relationship with God.
Foster Care and Adoption have played a huge roll in building my family. My wife Vanessa and I have adopted 4 kids and are currently Foster Parents to 3 kids. November is National Adoption Month and I wanted to share some information if you're interested in pursuing Foster Care or Adoption.
"Don't wanna forget or take for granted... That it's a beautiful life we live"
That’s the first lyric I heard after our newborn decided to pee on me while changing his diaper. I was SOOOOOOOO frustrated. I was in the beginning stages of planning my pity party when I heard "Don't wanna forget or take for granted... That it's a beautiful life we live".
All of a sudden I went from frustration to being thankful.
Yes, I had just been peed on my a two week old little boy… But I was able to hold that little boy and love on him.
Halloween is right around the corner… I think I have gone through all the phases of Halloween in my Christian walk. I’ve ignored it, only participated in church events and have turned out the porch light early so I could still take some of the good candy for myself.
I am always game for a challenge… that’s where Pastor Jim Crews of Valley Bible Fellowship in Las Vegas comes in. Who knew that Halloween just might be the best day of the year to connect with our neighbors and show them love… ß Did I really just say that out loud? You’ll understand how I came to that conclusion after checking out what Pastor Jim had to say about Halloween…
1. Rest. No matter how busy things get, make sure to set aside time to rest.
2. Makes sure to prioritize what you "have" to do. There is only so many hours in a day. Make a list and put the important things to be done at the top of the list.
3. Make sure Love Others is at the top of that important to do list.
People of a Second Chance posted this on their Twitter account...
Three things that encouraged me today...
It's tax time! This year I decided to file early instead of waiting till the last minute. If you're expecting a refund from the IRS this year, you can track the status of your return by checking out this website... http://www.irs.gov/Refunds/Where's-My-Refund-It's-Quick,-Easy,-and-Secure.
When you were growing up… What was your dream job? I was 12 when I knew what my dream job was. Twenty years later I’m still living that dream. If you find yourself in a job situation that doesn’t bring you joy, I would encourage you to seek out your dream job. Life is too short to be doing something that makes you miserable. Dan Miller wrote a book a couple years ago that might help you out. This book may give you some fresh insight to what you really want to do. Dan Miller has been on Dave Ramsey’s show several times and I really like what he has to say about chasing a job that you are passionate about.
To check out the book... Click the link below
A new year brings new laws and taxes. The Payroll Tax Holiday has expired and will result in more taxes coming out of your paycheck. Now we could start breaking out the calculators and breaking down the math... or you could check out this article from Jim Donovan who breaks it down in normal English. Click Here