Believing in Provision

"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:19 NASB

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Year 2012 in Review

I seem to love this time of year. It’s one spent reflecting on all the wonderful things that have happened in the past year.This year for us has been one filled with expectation, loss, learning and Joy. Expectation for the things to come, researching countries for adopting from. Loss of Daniel’s grandfather who was a wonderful man, that we always learned a lot from. Learning a new adoption language. Learning to be a more self sufficient in gardening and canning. And Joy through the tough times & through the encouraging times.

I had been thinking of writing about the top 12 things that have made this year great, but I wasn’t sure I would be able to order them properly. So here it goes anyway.

Not in any kind of order, Just things that we have been blessed with over this past year:

  • We are youth leaders.
  •  Geocaching at Fundy National Park (a yearly event we really look forward to)

Geocaching Fundy 2012 #1

  •  Sapphira completed her Level Basic obedience Dog Training (Where we learned what it meant to be consistent)
  •  1 trip to PEI to visit my Family

Sapphira at the beach

  •  Deciding to adopt from the Congo & Completed our Homestudy!!!!!
  •  My Facilitator job became permanent
  •   Our 1st Cruise with Daniel’s Parents
  •  We got a larger vehicle with AWD for our nice wintry back roads
  •   We were able to sing with the family as Daniel’s Grandfather went to heaven. This was a beautiful moment, I hope my family will do this for me when I am ready to leave earth to go be with my Savior.
  •  Friends of ours had their Miracle Baby. Love You Charley

Charley's First Visit

  •  We had the opportunity to stand with friends in their wedding and attend another fabulous Wedding
  •  My Uncle had a successful Kidney transplant after waiting for many years.

And well it seems a shame to stop there, the list really does go on.

We are well blessed. Beyond what we could ever dream.

I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m looking forward to 2013 being a year of greater things.

Maybe even an adoption? I’m hoping.

Happy New Year!!!

Holiday party 1





Let the saving’s begin

Last week Daniel and I achieved a great accomplishment. We cleaned off one credit card, and froze it in a block of ice so that we wouldn’t use it anymore. It’s really surprising what one purchase on a credit card can accumulate over a period of time, even when you were going to pay it off when you got home. Points cards are great, however I find them some what of a trap, we have one that you can receive money back towards new purchases or the balance on the card. Last year around this time we had it all paid off but noticed that we had a credit amount on the card and decided to add a small purchase, well we should have frozen it then.

So for all of you that are wondering this is what we did.

Step 1: 

Take your credit card place in a small seal-able bag.

 Frozen Credit 1

Step 2:

Fill a container 1/2 full of water (why half full you ask?) You will see.

Frozen Credit 2

As you can see from this picture the credit cards in the bag float so thus freezing 1/2 way through the process.

Step 3: 

Fill the container almost all the way full again and Voila frozen credit card in the middle of an ice block.

Now to use the credit card you need to wait at least 24 hours until the ice melts to get to it. Actually you may need to wait longer for this size of a container, which really gives you time to think about your purchase and decide is this a need or a want.

Fill me in on how you save money.



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Our Adoption Story

“We began the adoption process a couple of years ago. We attended a weekend in Saint John to give us more information about the process and what was and was not available to us. It was a great weekend to get away, together and meet other couples that are looking at going through the same or similar process.

When we got the next large portion of paperwork we did what we thought was going to be the ‘hard’ stuff first to get it out of the way. Then we were left with what felt like a mountain of questions about who we were and where we were adopting from.

In New Brunswick we have to have the country decided on, and enrolled in a program before we can start our home-study. After looking at all the programs that we were not eligible for because of age or years of marriage requirements we started to wonder if this was really what God had in store for us. But we knew that He has the ultimate plan that maybe we cannot even see it yet.

After finding out that a program we were about to pursue was closed we were advised that there are two new programs that have opened up to us in NB the Congo seemed to be the one that was really calling out to us.

We wanted to adopt 2 at the same time if possible. It was a longing that we really never expected. But over the years have learned to follow God’s will for our lives as He knows best. It was kinda funny, on the way to church one Sunday morning as we were driving down our road, I looked at my husband and said “Hunny I think we are to adopt 2 at the same time.” He glanced over at me and said “I agree” It’s really neat when God shares something with both of us at the same time.

So here we are on a road to adoption with the plans of adopting two little ones between the ages of 0-3yrs. It’s a road that we are excited to travel, and a road that we will have many God stories to tell.

When we found out we couldn’t have any Biological children I said to my Doctor with tears streaming down my face that if we are to travel down this road to help someone else, or learn something that we need to share with someone else it’s all worth it. It will be all worth it when we are able to hold our two little ones in our arms. Oh I can only imagine that day.

We are finishing up our home-study, and working to pay off debt so that we can get our dossier ready.

Believing in Provision is the name of our Blog, based off of Phil 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus”. I prayed and prayed over what to call it, I believe that name is very fitting. We are waiting on God to provide the provisions for our adoption. If it’s saving money and paying off debt that’s great but we still need the rest of the funds.

As we embark on a journey like no other would you consider supporting us financially, or through prayer? Together we can see what God can do.


Daniel and Krista Nickerson

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