I know young Christian moms are finding this recipe blog. I wanted to encourage you with one of my favorite songs Changing World One Little Heartbeat Time Steven Curtis Chapman.
There is no harder job in the world than raising children, especially raising children to love God. My five children are between the ages of 9 and 20 years old and I often feel like I am failing at this task. We can sometimes feel like what we do does not really make a difference for the kingdom of God. When I am feeling this way, I listen to one of my favorite songs of encouragement. It was written by Steven Curtis Chapman called “Your Changing the World One Little Heart Beat At A Time.” If you are a mom and you have not heard this song, please listen to the words carefully. Every little thing we do for our children is helping to mold them into the person that God will use to help change the world. It really is a great song.
In 2003, the Chapman’s started a non-profit organization called Show Hope which was named after their oldest adopted daughter Shaohannah Hope. It was started to help assist families who wanted to adopt children but could not afford the initial cost.
Whatever You Do, Matters God-Steven Curtis Chapman
My husband and I adopted two children from overseas in July 2006. I know it can be expensive. The Chapman’s are not only blessing the families with the financial means to adopt but the program also blesses the wonderful children too. It is important to remember that adoption is a tool God uses to illustrate his love. My children had never heard about God before being adopted. Adoption is a wonderful way to show the love of God. It is also a perfect picture of what God did for us. He adopted us through the blood of Jesus. No matter how difficult it is to adopt or the struggles you may encounter after adoption, we have to know how much God loves us in order to show His love.
The year after Maria’s death, their youngest child, the Chapman’s had a grand opening for Maria’s Big House of Hope dedicated in honor of Maria. Maria’s Big House of Hope will help over 100 orphans with special needs in China. God is using the Chapman family to give hope to so many orphans both with Maria’s Big House and Show Hope. You can read more about the awesome place called Maria’s Big House of Hope on their website.
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Whatever You Do Matters by Steven Curtis Chapman
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