Posts by deeanna

2013 A Year of Change!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Deeanna's Blog | 2 comments

Just over a year ago our family came to the realization that 2013 would be the year to head home to Oregon after serving the Lord in the adoption ministry for 23 yrs in Japan and Hawaii.  Adjusting to life without the day to day tasks of the HOPE INC, Inc. ministry has been an adventure.  I am so very thankful that the Lord, who sees the big picture, had this wonderful plan ahead of time and had placed Ben and Jessica Wertz’ family with 7 adopted children in Hawaii.  Jessica with her social work training and fervent faith in God has done a wonderful job not only helping me through this...

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Pain, Parenting and Praise

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Deeanna's Blog | 0 comments

When I spoke to the Lord this morning I was honest.  I told Him I am tempted to be mad at Him.  I know I am the one who asked for all these kids… and that results in lots of grandkids.  But does He have to allow it to be so hard?  The pains of being a parent and grandparent seem too often over shadow the joy of parenting.  Loud disrespect before the sun comes up when I am making their breakfast and lunches is not an ideal way to start the day.  And yes, we taught these kids to be kind to others but that doesn’t mean they should allow themselves to be taken advantage of by supposed friends....

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Take heed, watch and pray!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Deeanna's Blog | 0 comments

It doesn’t matter if we have one child or ten at home and even those of you who have no children, life is busy.  Each day we race from one responsibility or activity to the other.  Sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to His word can easily be put off until tomorrow.  Sitting down to write a blog is also a challenge. Even while I attempted to write those first four sentences my three year old grandson interrupted me twice. “Pleasssse Grandma can I have a apple” and then again, “More apple please.”  At the sound of that sweet “pleasssse” word and no whining how can I say no? I have...

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Please support this August 3rd event!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Deeanna's Blog | 2 comments

Please support Ms. Hawaii Petite as she prepares for the national Ms. Petite USA competition the August in Florida.  Candi Miller was adopted as an infant in Hawaii.  She has four adopted siblings from various backgrounds and her parents cared for many foster children as she grew up.  Candi is a graduate of the University of Hawaii and has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  For four years she has been the lead preschool teacher at Central Union Church Preschool and she teaches Sunday school and helps lead worship at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko’olau.  We hope...

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Summer Update and Prayer Request

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Deeanna's Blog | 3 comments

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.  God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Matt. 6:34 The Message For the Wallace family and the Wertz family, May, June and now July have brought about several high school graduations and mission trips for our children and grandchildren.  Some of our teen have been to camps, including Rodeo Bible Camp. There have also been family vacations, family reunions, new jobs….  we seem to be in a constant state of...

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