"Building A House" is a blog about my journey back to God. The name comes from Proverbs 24:3-4 (The Message), "It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation; it takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies."
No, this isn't going to be a blog about making my house look pretty - at least not pretty on the OUTSIDE. But, I'm going to be working on getting my house "pretty" on the SPIRITUAL side. I'm coming back from a pretty dark place in my life after losing 8 babies to miscarriage. This blog is about my journey back to the Lord.
Monday, January 23, 2012
"Don't mistreat widows or orphans. If you do and they cry out to me, you can be sure I'll take them most seriously..." Exodus 22:21 (The Message)
Makes me think of all the children in orphanages across the world who are mistreated, in particularly Haiti, as that's where my adopted children were born. And boy - was there some sick abuse going on there! As if their plight isn't bad enough, they get to have abuse added to their lives. It's heartbreaking to hear the stories I've heard about what goes on inside the walls of so-called "Christian" orphanages! The sinful side of me wishes I could see the punishment God has set aside for these people, but then I think... "What about the times where 'I've' disciplined out of anger. Sure, it's not anywhere near ABUSE, but I'm definitely not disciplining out of LOVE.