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James 1:27 – “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction”

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Using the power of music - Thanks to Mark Schultz

God uses the power of music to change hearts and minds. I know because I have seen it happen more times then I can count, and because it happened to me.

Besides my wife and children, I need to thank another person for making this adoption journey possible.  His name is Mark Schultz.  He wrote a song called “What It Means To Be Loved”.

This song broke down every barrier I ever built to prevent me from following God’s will to places I didn’t think I could go.  The song grabbed me by the heart, ripped me out of the selfish place I was in, and changed me forever.

It did so by reminding me so powerfully of a few simple things I should have known all along:

1. The value of life is not determined by the length of life, or by apparent “quality of life” in the world’s terms

2. It’s all in God’s hands and nothing we plan for, or against can change that

3. Things that seem hard at first are blessings in disguise – it is the only way to grow

4. Faithfulness to His calling is always rewarded – it is up to us to open our hearts and recognize how – or be satisfied realizing we’ll know when He brings us home

Mark – Thanks for opening my eyes.  Because of you a little girl will soon have a loving family.


  1. Thank you so much for your thoughts! We are just praising and thanking Jesus that you have found Jenny!

  2. Love it! I'm going to share this too!