To Read on the Journey

Saturday, November 23, 2013

GIVE AWAY!

This morning I was reading Isaiah 43:1 "I have called you by name; you are mine." 

For 36 years "you are not mine" was the broken record my earthly father played for me.  
 BUT GOD.  
He swooped in and jealously and wildly staked His claim on me
with
 "I have called you by name; 
YOU. ARE. MINE." 

Today is National Adoption Day.

To adopt is to "to choose or take as one's own."   
I heard once that the commitment of adoption is one that cannot be severed.  
Ever. 

To say I love that is an understatement.
Being chosen, adopted, and loved by Father God is EVERYTHING to me. 

 Today on National Adoption Day I rejoice in Father God, 
Who wonderfully stakes his claim on us!
We all need it! 
Can I get an Amen!!? 

I especially want to cheer on mommies and daddies, 
who have followed His lead 
by adopting, and calling precious children, 
"mine!"

To do so I'm giving away this Chosen, Adopted, Loved 
 12x15 Canvas
 from our Kiss the Sky shop.   


ENTER UP To 4 TIMES! 

How to enter: 

 Leave a comment, and share a bit of what adoption means to you. 
(I can't wait to hear all your stories!)

 Like Kiss the Sky on Facebook. 

Share a link to this Give Away on  your Facebook page.
(leave a link in comments)

Share this giveaway on Instagram and hashtag #kisstheskyshop

YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT 
EACH TIME YOU ENTER. 


WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED THANKSGIVING EVE!  


 Live in Peace,

  



 
       


80 comments:

Mindy said...

I think adopting is an amazing thing to do.
And often think about the possibility that one day hubby and I might be able to adopt.

Mindy said...

I liked Kiss The Sky on Facebook!

Mindy said...

I shared it on Facebook!

Mindy said...

Instagrammed it, too! =)

Melissa Baker-Nguyen said...

Oh so beautiful!

Melissa Baker-Nguyen said...

liked and shared :)

Christal Moore said...

My husband and I just became foster parents. To us adoption is an earthly way we can honor God, while providing a safe place for a child. We are excited!

Cassandra M. said...

My aunt was unable to have children of her own and because of her breast cancer diagnosis was unable to adopt from the US. She was able to adopt a special needs boy from China a few years ago. She saved Jeffreys life by bringing him home.

Christal Moore said...

I liked kiss the sky on Fb!

Christal Moore said...

I shared the giveaway on Fb,too!

the keith fam said...

After 3 years of praying for him we just returned home 3 weeks ago with our SON from Thailand! With God ALL things are possible! I would hang that piece in his room.

the keith fam said...

Liked on FB!!!

Cassandra M. said...

I liked you on facebook :)

the keith fam said...

Shared on FB!

the keith fam said...

...and now grammed it!

Mellissa Rose said...

I love the print! I have close friends who have adopted a little girl named Siri. She turns 7 next month. This would be a great gift for them :)

Christie @ Storehouse Crafts said...

We are in the process of adopting two girls from Cameroon. For me...adoption is God's heart that all should be a part of a family and intimately be a part of His family!!! There is always room at His table!!

Joan Stoller said...

Adoption means we have a beautiful daughter and a new appreciation of being God's children! Joan jrstoller1 at live dot com

Christie @ Storehouse Crafts said...

I "liked" on FB!

Christie @ Storehouse Crafts said...

Shared link on FB! https://m.facebook.com/christie.otts?__user=1446353806

Christie @ Storehouse Crafts said...

Posted on IG. I'm @storehousecrafts

Joan Stoller said...

Shared on my fb, not sure how to link it here

Leah said...

Our friends adopted from Ethiopia and we love their kids sooo much! We hope to adopt one day!

Leah said...

I liked your site on fb!

Joan Stoller said...

Liked on facebook!

thewonderfulhappens said...

Adoption is family :). My youngest son is adopted from South Korea.

thewonderfulhappens said...

Liked your Facebook page!

thewonderfulhappens said...

Shared on Instagram (my username is consideritjoybaking)

Trisha said...

My mom was adopted in Illinois. She adopted me in Detroit. I adopted my oldest son in Thailand. Adoption is a pretty big deal in my family. I think there are 13 of us who are adopted. God is good. <3

sylviamyoung said...

Adoption is suck an amazing act on both ends. For the parents giving up they are so selfless and concerned with the baby and the parents accepting a new baby are giving that child the world!

sylviamyoung said...

Like kiss the sky on Facebook. Profile Sylvia Young

Meghan Tucker said...

Adoption is such an amazing thing - for everyone involved. We're in the process and have several nieces and nephews that have been adopted into our family. LOVE!

Meghan
www.meghantucker.com

Meghan Tucker said...

I "liked" the Facebook page.

Meghan
www.meghantucker.com

The Dear Family said...

Adoption is loving unconditionally just as Christ loved us. Adoption is near and dear to our hearts. This December we will celebrate 2 yrs with our daughter from China.

Whitney Cornelison said...

We would love to adopt one day. To be a picture of what Christ has done for us. Our daughter (4) already talks about her baby sister in India.

Whitney Cornelison said...

I liked Kiss the Sky on FB.

Whitney Cornelison said...

I shared on FB. https://www.facebook.com/whitneycornelison/posts/554908388744

Amanda King said...

I liked kiss the sky on fb:)

amber said...

shared on Instagram

Amanda King said...

Share the link on fb:https://www.facebook.com/ManaRose/posts/10153537787775360

Amanda King said...

Shared on Instagram :)

Michele Wilbert said...

We are waiting to adopt through the foster care system and have been certified but just waiting on God's timing.

Katherine {Proverbs and Pacifiers} said...

I liked your facebook page!

Katherine {Proverbs and Pacifiers} said...

I love the idea of adoption. I'm always reminded about how great God's love for us was that while we were sinner's Christ died for us and adopted us into his family. Adoption is the greatest act of unconditional love. You don't adopt a child because they deserve it. You adopt them because you choose to love them. It's a beautiful thing!

Katherine {Proverbs and Pacifiers} said...

Shared on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/katherine.blackford/posts/646328317281

Erin Nicole said...

Liked this page, shared on my Facebook page, and shared on IG!! :-) We leave in 10 days to pick up our adopted daughter in China!!!! :-) :-) woohooooo!!!!!

Amanda King said...

Choosing to be selfless, choosing to care, and choosing to love is what adoption means to me:) New International Version
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, Matthew 25:35

Erin Nicole said...

instagram is everyperfectthingetsy :-)

Erin Nicole said...

https://www.facebook.com/erin.moreland.5

amber said...

love this! right now adoption means patience. and faith. and growth. 16 months registered and waiting for a referral.

Becky said...

Love this!

Rhoda Helmuth said...

Adoption is a perfect picture of what God has done for us! We have adopted a 4 yr old, and in the process of adoption we also got his bio sister when she was born!

Rhoda Helmuth said...

Liked on facebook!

amber said...

liked on Facebook!

Rhoda Helmuth said...

Adoption is a perfect picture of what God has done for us! We have adopted a 4 yr old, and in the process of adoption we also got his bio sister when she was born!

Kari C. said...

I love adoption! God has blessed us with two amazing sons! Awesome print!!

Kari C. said...

I like Kiss the Sky on FB.

Meghann said...

My parents adopted my younger brother and sister when my sisters and I were older(i was 20) but they complete our family. To know that God placed them with us because their families couldn't take care of them is still just so amazing to me. They needed us and we needed them.

Michele Rae said...

Liked your FB Page :)

Michele Rae said...

We adopted a 3-sibing group 7 years ago from foster care. We are in the process of adopting a 4th foster child; we got him at 3 months old & he will soon be 3 YEARS old! In 8 years we've fostered 31 kids. Adoption is our heart :)

Michele Rae said...

Shared a link to the giveaway :) https://www.facebook.com/michele.r.goguen

Ashleigh Becker said...

We have biological children but adoption has been in my heart always. Our story is extremely rare - God brought the baby to us. We were asked if we'd be willing to adopt her. We still had to be obedient and believe God like we never had before. She was born extremely sick and spent a month in the NICU, but our adoption was finalized on Sept. 9. :)

Ashleigh Becker said...

Liked on Facebook

Ashleigh Becker said...

Shared on facebook

Ashleigh Becker said...

Shared on IG

Kate said...

We just got approved for a newborn domestic adoption! I can't wait to see how adoption is going to change our future :) It's such a beautiful correlation to our relationship with Christ.

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Kate said...

Liked the FB page

Kate said...

Shared on Instagram

Kate said...

Shared a link on FB

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Hannah Schubert said...

I was a single mom when I met and later married my husband. He didn't even think twice about taking on another man's responsibly and adopted my daughter soon after we married. She is loved unconditionally and knows she is his princess.

Hannah Schubert said...

We thought we would get pregnant right away but after 2 yrs of trying and infertility doctors we looked into adoption. We became foster parents and soon after were placed with 2 brothers. Our lives were forever changed. Our daughter got the siblings she had prayed for 3 years.

Hannah Schubert said...

We adopted the boys a year after they came to our family! If it weren't for adoption my husband would never have been called Dad and what better title then that! We helped start an adoption support group through church. We now get to live life, support, encourage and share in the joys adoption brings to other families.

Hannah Schubert said...

Liked and shared on FB

Prince said...

We just took in a sib set of 5 children to foster and prayerfully adopt. This has incredible meaning due to that and also I as a little girl was taken in by my 1/2 sister at age 6 due to my mothers drinking. But, my brother-in-law was never happy about it, I was a drain on his dreams, slowed him down and he let me know. When I realized that my true father was God and that I was precious to him enough to receive a place in heaven as an inheritance just cleared everything up in my life that was wrong :)

Laura said...

Adoption is redemption, God taking brokenness sin has wreaked and transforming in into beauty. The transforming is a long, hard proceeds and I long for the day our adopted daughters and son will confidently KNOW they are loved, valuable, and purposed for great things!

Laura said...

Shared on fb

Laura said...

Liked on fb!

Joy Kinard said...

This sweet word "adoption" has changed our lives. Not only have we been given the precious gift of a child, but also the gift of our eyes being opened. A picture of Christ. So precious.

Erin Moreland said...

We now leave for China in 8 days!! Our daughter's room is a Mermaid theme and this matches perfect!! Can't wait to see who wins :)