And Baby Makes Three

We are excited to announce an addition to the Getchell family. Most already know, but for those who don’t, SURPRISE! lol After going through the trials of Elijah (click the link for what happen) I was not excited when I found out we were pregnant. I’m being honest whether you like it or not. I can remember the morning I took a test (December 24th) and it said “pregnant”. I lay in bed for four hours asking God “why”? I didn’t want to be pregnant. Life had gotten back to just Shane and I and I liked it that way. It took me a few weeks to become open to the idea – not that I had much of a choice – and to fight back fear of everything that had happen with Elijah. We told our family and even put it out on public blast in a step of faith it was not going to be like Elijah. After our first “proof” sonogram it all changed. I saw a little individual made up of  both Shane and I. Our DNA, our characteristics, our mannerisms, our looks but God’s HOLY touch. It’s such a blessing the Lord knows us better than we know ourselves. God knew it was good timing for Shane and I regardless of what I thought. When we conceived in November… I had already ovulated. How’s that for God deciding when it’s time?!?! How could I not want a child that God personally decided it was time for us to have? It tells me that the timeline which will fall out for our child will be filled with divine appointments for all three of us. If even one month later we had conceived – imagine the moments that might not happen…

God knows what He is doing when we trust Him. When you are living for Him – all things work for good. I’m excited now and happy GOD knows what is best for me. I never want to miss out on a blessing sent from Him!

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28

What is Praise pt. 2 (For teenagers)

What is Praise? According to the dictionary: “to commend, applaud or magnify”.


1. when your pet does a trick

2. When you answer a question right in school


1. “Good job!”

2. “Thank you!”

3. “You are so kind.”


1. “Thank you Jesus!”

2. “Your trees are beautiful.”

3. “You are wonderful Lord.”

There are so many ways you can PRAISE the Lord! You can sing, dance, play instruments, shout and do physical movements to do this! It’s not hard or difficult – it’s super easy… but the trick is… you have to mean it. You can’t do these things just because your friend is doing it or because someone on TV is doing it. God wants  you to do praise Him because you mean it :0)

WHERE CAN YOU SING PRAISES: ­   In the car, In the shower, With your friends, In small group, In your bedroom

WHAT INSTRUMENTS CAN YOU PLAY TO PRAISE:­   Piano, Drums, Guitar, Tambourine, Maracas

WHAT CAN YOU SHOUT TO PRAISE: ­ “Yes”, “Amen”, “Praise Jesus”, “Hallelujah”

WHAT CAN YOU PHYSICALLY DO TO PRAISE: ­   Lift your hands, Lift your arms, Clap, Jump up and down

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