Thursday, February 19, 2009

Journal Entry 2: Team Adopt

This is Journal Entry 2 in the series Adoption: The Wild Goose Chase. You can find the other entries in the left hand menu bar.

So it's almost been 3 months since I originally posted that we have decided to apply to be fost/adopt parents for Family Care Network, here in SLO. Since then we've been busy with Christmas, New Years, our 15 year anniversary, and many other miscellaneous activities and decisions and...well you get the picture.

About a month ago, Linda posted a Help Wanted sign on her blog asking anyone who was reading (and local) if they would help us. See to become Fost/Adopt Parents there is a labyrinth of trainings that must be navigated, many of which are half or full day sessions. We have two sons that need to be watched, thus the Help Wanted sign.

I'm happy to say that many of our friends have stepped up to join what we affectionately call: TEAM ADOPT! Thank you ever so much: Squires, Weedons, Sweigharts (sp?), Shell Shackers, future Lists, Wytmans, and of course momma Durand! We are humbled and quite honestly overwhelmed with gratitude! There are still a couple more slots in the coming month that need to be filled. Please let us know if you would be interested and we'll send you the slot times and dates.

Please be praying for us as we continually wonder if we can actually handle this. We are so busy now with two kids, ministries to oversee, and just this week we had to pull Josh out of school as he was not progressing for various reasons there. So Linda has an extra 4 - 5 hours of work to do per day with him.

That is it...a short one this time. Next up, taking the training and actually turning in the mountain of paperwork ;)

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

New(ish) on DVD

Linda and I wrote a couple of reviews on HJ. If you want to see them you have to click on the hyperlinks available.

Bottle Shock
A Passion for Excellence
A Thing That Has Its Source in God

Eric Liddell, in Chariots of Fire, said that he felt God’s pleasure when he ran. As I watched this movie, I could imagine God smiling on those that use the gifts he has given them to make wine. Is he smiling on you?

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Centennial Collection)
Another Dazzling Reissue
And A Film To Grow Into

As for the DVD… great special features once again. “A Golightly Gathering” reunites actors from the infamous cocktail party, and “Henry Mancini: More Than Music” is a touching featurette which chronicles his impact on the music industry.