Road Trip… Going to Pick up Heavens Pot Belly Pig

picture-017Happy Christmas Week Friends!

Church was so much fun yesterday! Then all afternoon Heaven, Emily and I googled our little fingers off, searching for Heavens one and only Christmas present this year. She’s been practicing her Bible College “Principles of Faith” skills all year… and once again, I am powerless under the influence of her amazing faith!

Just like the time she wanted her porky little pug and we told her no way… she prayed and confessed Ming-Me right into our home! No matter how hard we tried to keep our palace nice and quite with one tiny chihuahua guard dog, Heaven would not settle. She was polite and happy and absolutely irresistible!

I even remember one night about a year before Ming Me became a Balsamo… we were at a late night prayer meeting. To spruce things up that night, I purchased a big beach ball and had people come write their prayer requests on the ball with a sharpy marker. Then, after all the requests were written down, we threw the ball to each other. Every person who caught the ball had to look at the request they first noticed. Heaven was in that meeting and longing for one thing! My turn was up… and out of nowhere the ball was thrown to me! Guess what request my eyes first fell upon? Heaven had snuck up and written, “God, please tell my daddy to give me a Pug!” That put me in a real predicament! I must admit today, how happy I am that God answered Heavens prayer! Ming-Me Balsamo is an amazing young lady!

So, here we go again… Heaven has worked her magic once more! We are on our way to Kentucky to meet the pig lady… and if all goes well, we will add another creature to our family this afternoon!

Luke 18:1-8 says this, “One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 2 “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. 3 A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ 4 The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 5 but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’” 6 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man[a] returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

Faith moves mountains! Who knows how many good things in life are right now well within our reach… if we will learn to have the persistent faith of our teenage daughter?

That’s it for today… I will post pictures tomorrow. Oh God be with us! LOL

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6 thoughts on “Road Trip… Going to Pick up Heavens Pot Belly Pig

  1. heaven i admire your persistant ever so steady look soooo excited it made my morning to see the gleam in your eyes..godda love it get it “godd”a love it enjoy each moment god has givin you to spend with your new little friend because you are so well deserved of this gift and the awesome parents you have– be sooooo veryyyyy guys have fun and i can not wait to see pics when you return..let jesus take the wheel and be safe–pam

  2. Raising a pig is fun!!! They are cute and cuddly and they make lots of oinks. Is this going to be an inside pig? I can’t wait to see the pictures. I want a st. bernard. I hope one day to get one. We rent a place we and aren’t allowed to have pets, but you never knows things could change.

  3. Heaven is so awesome. She has amazing faith. This is a great example of the power of prayer!! 🙂 I cannot wait to see the pictures of him or her(Maybe one of each!! I love Heaven and Coree. You and Emily are so blessed to have such wonderful children!!

    • Thank you so much for these kind words Kathy! Its a beautiful Christmas present… there is nothing more important to me than the outcome of my kids… as you well know, they are flawed… but they keep learning from their mistakes and they still love Jesus… so I rejoice this Chrismas… I have everything I want! You and Greg have a super day tomorrow! Tell everyone hello!! Chuck