Friday, December 7, 2012

A new journey

You may or may not know the meaning behind the name of this blog. "He Guides Me" is my testament to how God speaks to me in my life and how I can do work for him. Having this openness in my relationship with God, I believe is what leads me on a wonderful journey of purpose in my life. I've had many opportunities to help God complete His missions for me and I look forward to each one that He reveals to me!

It's been on my heart to help children. Specifically teenagers. For a while my heart was on opening our home to a teenager that is in need of adoption. There were some logical aspects that came forth that led me to believe that it's not the right time for us to do something like that. However, the ache has not gone away. I feel for these kids who will soon be "let go" from the system due to their impending 18th birthday and I felt helpless, until today.

This morning, I was speaking with a classmate about my desire to help a teen in need of a family, she stated she felt the same and also had the same reservations. Our conversation was a sort of "in passing" experience and I didn't think much of it. That's how it always goes, I have things happen, and they don't make "sense" until something else comes that makes the lightbulb glow bright in the "AHA!" experience.

I left my class and headed to pick Miles up from school. I was sitting in my car reading the August issue of Family Circle (yes, I am a bit behind on my magazine subscriptions) an article came up and I was drawn to it. "The Teen Whisperer". Underneath it read "Dozens of former foster girls have found a safe home- plus plenty of love and guidance- thanks to Lauri Burns, mother of the parentless.

Are you thinking what I am thinking?? It was clear to me my mission to be. God spoke to me through the timing of my conversation with my classmate and then following it up with this article that I "stumbled across" less than 20 minutes after that conversation.

I am excited to see how this unfolds!


  1. This is crazy Karrie, because it seems as though you and I have been driven to a similar place as of late... I'm going to open up about this tomorrow, but I am starting the process of hopefully adopting through foster care - mostly because my heart was opened to all the teen girls out there in need of homes. Life is funny sometimes, but God must be speaking the same message to us both.

    1. I can't wait to read more! I believe it's on a lot of hearts, because the need is so great! Let's go out and make a difference!! :)


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