“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons…And since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.” Galatians 4:4-5,7 (NIV)

My new nephew is front and center, surrounded by all of his girl-cousins!


 Ever since Korie made the announcement on social media yesterday, I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about today in my devo. I’m so excited to tell you about my new nephew. While we’re not sharing his name with the public yet, I can tell you that he just turned 13 last month, and he is precious. He’s been living with Willie and Korie’s family since last May. In fact, the first time I ever met him was on my birthday in April. At that time, I didn’t realize just what a gift he is! He smiles constantly. He is affectionate, always running to give me a hug whenever he sees me. He is creative and loves to build Lego’s. He loves science and all things dinosaurs. He’s also trying to adjust to our big, wonderful, sometimes crazy family and learning how to get along with all of his new siblings and cousins, which can be a bit of a challenge. Getting used to lots of major changes at once that also include a new school and new friends will take some time, but love, patience and complete acceptance is what he can expect from his new family. I’m sure people will have many questions about his story, his background, where he came from, etc, but actually, none of that matters. When the opportunity arose for him to be a part of their family, Korie and Willie did not hesitate. They saw a child with a need and knew they were able to fulfill it.

 Being adopted into the Robertson family is much like each one of us being adopted into God’s family. It doesn’t matter where we were born, how we were raised or what circumstances lead us to being called by God. God saw the need in each of our lives, and He sent His Son to fulfill it. Although He knew that we would have messed up lives, dysfunctional backgrounds and sinful desires, He did not hesitate in sending his own Son as the ultimate gift to save us from further destruction.

 Romans 1:16 says, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”

 Whew! Thank goodness that our God is all about adoption. If He was picky about people’s backgrounds, only wanting those of a certain race or those only born to a particular family, us Gentiles would be left to die.

 John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but will have everlasting life.” God could have just as easily sent his Son for a chosen few or for only His favorite people, but He didn’t. He sent his Son for “the world”. That pretty much covers everyone. Those of us who have accepted Jesus as our Lord are now God’s true sons and daughters, no matter where we came from. And just like my new nephew, that alone should cause us to have a constant smile on our face.


Smile! You have been chosen!


Have a wonderful week!



Congratulations to the Roberson clan on the wonderful addition to your fabulous family! Unfortunately it is harder for the older children to be adopted. Hopefully with your help people will see that all children need a loving home. Not just the cute, little tykes!
Many Blessings to you and ALL of yours. Keep up the fabulous work…… y’all are changing things one day and one person at a time.

Reading Blessed, Blessed…Blessed currently and it is wonderful!
Amazon was out of y’alls Bible but hopefully it will be in soon.

Jan 11, 2016


Congratulations on the new addition to your family (both this sweet boy and the recent proposal stories I heard about through Instagram!)

Thank you for this sweet devotional. It’s always, always lovely to hear you speak truth with such boldness and conviction. I definitely need to hear it often.

Jan 05, 2016

Denise Sutton :

i was trying to tweet, but don’t know how! ..to Missy story…lol
I wanted to share how devastating it was, to miss chance of seeing Willie when he came to Macon. Hence, I somehow didn’t get invitation email until the other day & he was here months ago. :( I begged to be put on the list & the lady explained it was one time thing…I had won(just not notified)
We even named our foster child we got in 2014 JASE! I am finally gonna be able to adopt this angel later this month, if God willing. I also have his 3 siblings, because my son got killed in motorcycle wreck 2may2011.
We love what YALL stand for, GOD AND FAMILY….
I just wanted to share my story. We love YALL…
Denise Sutton
And family

Jan 05, 2016

Garri Ann Hearn:

I was adopted at birth to the most wonderful family in the world! My husband and I have been blessed with 2 children of our own and hope to adopt in the near future. God works in wonderful ways!

Jan 04, 2016


I am a social worker and adoptive mom. God bless you for choosing an older child. I think older kids are the most awesome. But they are not usually the ones that are adopted. Thank you so much for the attention that you are bringing to the need of older children! I know that’s not what you intended but I am thankful that God chose to allow you to minister in this area.

Jan 04, 2016



Jan 04, 2016

Jane Bankes:

I have an adopted son his name is Wyatt, let me tell you about him…He was born with the odds against him, he was a drug and alcohol baby and he was born with his bowels detached from his body and on the outside, and also his right hand has no fingers just “nubs” . The person who gave birth to him just left him in the hospital like he was nothing and wanted nothing to do with him, I got the phone call the same day he was born on 2-29-2012 asking did i want him and without a thought it was YES i do..Went to the hospital to meet him and fell in love at first sight even though he was on tubes, and in NICU he was still mine at that moment…The doctors and others kept telling me that he wasn’t going to make it and why should i put myself through the loss if i didn’t have to…Because he wasn’t just an object or something to be thrown away he was a child of GOD and he deserved to be mourned by someone if he didn’t make it..Well 14 surgeries, the first year of his life spent in the hospital, numerous trips back to hospitals, eats through a G-tube in his stomach, has to take 17 medications a day, had a central line directly to his heart, and many surgeries to come…Would i change it and say i am not his mommy? Never ever, Wyatts kisses and hugs and telling me he loves me daily is enough for me.

Jan 04, 2016


Congrats to the Robertson clan! I know you all will love him and he will now know what a forever family really is!

Jan 04, 2016

Tami Robbins:

Yes! Adoption is such an amazing experience. After many years of infertility, we adopted Hannah, in 1995 and Micah, in 1999! Gods provision is remarkable! I’m so thankful He has adopted me in HIS family!

Jan 04, 2016

Connie Hester:

Congratulations to Wille, Korie and all the family.

Our daughter and son-in-love had two biological sons. They became foster parents a few years ago. Two adorable kids (brother and sister) were taken to them one Friday evening (ages 16 mo. and 2 1/2 respectively) due to horrible circumstances. The next day, we had a birthday party for our little granddaughter turning two. At this time we had 12 grands, (14 with these two precious ones now) and the entire family just stepped in and immediately embraced our Landon and Lexi. Two and half years later, we all became their forever family, but for all of us, it was love at first sight. What a blessing they are to our family.

You are so right Missy, we are adopted into God’s family as soon as we say “yes” to His will for our lives and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Yes, He takes us as we are and loves us with unimaginable, unconditional love. Thank you Lord for your blessing and provision AND putting these precious children in our care to grow up to love You! Thank you for this post.

Our family is crazy and goofy, and loud, and nutty, but we are so full of love. Love for God first, and He makes all the rest fall into place.

Congratulations to the Robertson family!

Counting all of our blessings too,
Connie Hester

Jan 04, 2016

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