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God’s Unique Plan: A Mother’s Day Retrospect

Posted by on May 12, 2020 | Comments Off on God’s Unique Plan: A Mother’s Day Retrospect

God’s Unique Plan: A Mother’s Day Retrospect

God’s unique plan for each life is what I celebrate on Mother’s Day. Two special women hold my eternal gratitude …




God’s Unique Plan: A Mother’s Day Retrospect

A 2MefromHim Devotional

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isaiah 49:15, 16

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God’s Unique Plan for Each Life

God’s unique plan for each life is what I celebrate on Mother’s Day. Though the observance comes once a year, two special women hold my eternal gratitude—the birthmothers of my adopted children. Without them, my life would be much poorer. I honor them throughout the year.

I honor my children's birth mothers throughout the year for the gift they gave... #MothersDay #birthmothers #adoption Click To Tweet

As an adoptive mother, I participate in an eternal and loving plan of God. I witness the miracle of my children’s unique genetic makeup influenced by non-biological parents chosen by the Father. With no blood between us, we are family.

God has a Unique Plan for Each Person

Our world no longer cares if unmarried women raise their children. Unfortunately, the idea of adoption isn’t always greeted in a positive way. Radical movements have convinced women it’s kinder to kill a child than offer a life with two loving parents. However, our Creator values each unique life he designs.

Adoption is so special to God that he uses it to describe his relationship with believers... #Godislove #adoption #salvation Click To Tweet

The recent outcry against abortion accompanies technology which reveals babies moving, stretching, and sucking their thumbs. Psalm 139 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” The psalmist goes on to speak of God’s handiwork as he forms a child and plans each life from the moment of conception.

Psalm 139:16 reveals God’s unique plan for each life. “…All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” What comfort to know that despite the circumstances of someone’s birth, no one is an accident to God. No one was unplanned. From eternity, God created each person for his purpose.

From eternity, God created each person for his purpose... #God #prolife #purpose Click To Tweet

God’s Unique Plan Includes Adoption

God likens his relationship with believers to that of an adopted child, “the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’” (Romans 8:15) Paul uses adoption multiple times to explain the intimate relationship of the Christian to the Almighty God.


God's Unique Plan

Mother’s Day lives in my heart as a memorial to the courageous and unselfish choice of two young women. My children are a unique creation of God, who granted them two loving mothers. Adoption is a reminder that we should cherish each and every life. To be a mother is a privilege to never take for granted.

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Isaiah 49:15 #children #blessing #love Click To Tweet

© Norma Gail Holtman, May 9, 2020

About the author:

Norma Gail - AuthorNorma Gail writes Fiction to Refresh Your Spirit. Her contemporary novels, Land of My Dreams, which won the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award, and Within Golden Bands (releasing May 19, 2020), explore the theme of women whose faith triumphs over trials. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, Inspire a Fire, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Historical Writers of America, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 44 years. They have two adult children. To connect with her, you can follow her blog, or join her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, BookBub, or Amazon.


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Mothers with Empty Arms – A 2MefromHim Devotional

Posted by on May 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Mothers with Empty Arms – A 2MefromHim Devotional

Mothers with Empty Arms – A 2MefromHim Devotional

Mothers are celebrating today, but for some women Mother’s Day brings tears rather than joy. It is for those women that I post my devotional today instead of tomorrow. My arms are full because two women placed their children for adoption. Many have empty arms for other reasons. Take a moment to offer love to someone who is hurting today.

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He Knows the Way I Take

Posted by on May 4, 2015 | 4 comments

He Knows the Way I Take

As we look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day this week, I would like to share with you how I became a mother through adoption, and the hope God gave me as we waited for our forever family to begin. God knows the way I take, even when I can’t see where I’m going.

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Christian Fiction Changes Lives

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 | 32 comments

Christian Fiction Changes Lives

My 92 year-old mother-in-law passed away earlier this year. In the last years of her life, two of her greatest joys were attending church with us and reading Christian fiction. I saw Christian fiction have a major impact on her life. This Mother’s Day, in her honor, I will be giving away a Land of My Dreams Mother’s Day Gift Basket. It includes a copy of Land of My Dreams autographed to the person of your choice, a book mark, a book of Favourite Scottish Tea Recipes, a small teapot, a tin of tea from the Edinburgh Tea Company, some Scottish shortbread cookies, and some Scottish strawberry jam. Leave a comment and sign in to the Rafflecopter at the bottom to find out how to enter!

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