Saturday, September 10, 2011


Our God is a god of details. He never ceases to amaze me.

The weekend before Selah’s skull reconstructive surgery was my 40th birthday (August 27). We decided to spend a few days as a family at a nearby hotel/resort (Hyatt Lost Pines) so that we could have a mini-vacation in celebration of my b-day, and a last trip before we started back to school, as well as our last getaway before Selah’s surgery.

Anyway, while we were there, a sweet grandma came up to me and said, “Can I ask you a question?”

I said, “Sure.”

She kindly inquired, “How many are there?”

I smiled. She was referring to my children, wondering how many kids we have.

The grandma’s daughter came over and quickly joined in the conversation. It turned out that the entire family was pro-adoption, and the grandma was so excited to be getting 3 more grandkids via adoption.

The mom, Jodi {hi Jodi!}, and her husband are adopting a sibling set of 3 from the Dominican Republic of the Congo. They have 3 bio kids, so very soon they’ll have a total of 6 kids!

We enjoyed many conversations about adoption throughout our stay, then both of our families checked out of the hotel on the same day and went on with our lives.

A few days ago, I received an email from this mom, Jodi, telling me that she and her husband had been to the Texas Secretary of State’s office to have some adoption documents apostilled. Jodi noticed that the person stamping their documents was wearing a Boss Your Heart t-shirt!

Jodi, upon noticing the Boss Your Heart shirt, said to the woman, “Oh, wow, I just met that lady.”

Elizabeth (the “apostille lady” at the SOS…{hi Elizabeth!}) said, “Oh, you mean Lorraine?”

Then they went on to have a conversation that they wouldn’t have had if God had not introduced me to Jodi and her family at the Hyatt AND if Elizabeth had not been wearing her Boss Your Heart shirt on that very day.

Our God ordains details that we sometimes never even realize are of importance. For instance, I bet Elizabeth didn’t wake up on that morning and think to herself that she needed to wear her Boss Your Heart t-shirt on that day because a woman who had just met me would be coming in to get documents apostilled, and if she was wearing her BYH shirt, they’d have a God-ordained conversation that wouldn’t have occurred if she’d been wearing a different shirt. Nope, somehow I don’t think it was very important to Elizabeth which shirt she wore that morning, but it was important to God. Many times, He has a purpose in even the very smallest details.

Don’t ever think that something is too small or too unimportant for God to use. He just might ordain something special simply by using the clothes you choose to wear on a given day. :-)

“…whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

PS  Speaking of details...have you registered to attend the Hope for Orphans Institute next weekend?  Since Selah was released from the hospital and is doing so well, I AM going to attend!  Woohoo!  So excited!  I think Jodi's attending as well. :-)  Don't miss out on many helpful details that will be shared at this amazing event.  Use the BOSSYOURHEART code to get 50% off your registration.  Let me know if you're going.  I'd love to see you there!  (Sue, be sure to catch up with me...looking forward to meeting you!)

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