Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I know there aren't many who follow this here ol' simpleton blog BUT it only takes one to spread the word! Our friends are getting excited about moving to the city of Chicago and following God's bigger plan for their life by church planting. They are in the early stages which means funds are needed to get started. They did NOT ask me to plug their church BUT I believe in them. So here are the links.... check them out yourself and pray about giving to a ministry worth giving to. I know.. you already give to so many.. that's okay.. They would take a one time gift this month. Don't go to Mccy D's or Starbuck's a few times and give to them instead. We are the hands and feet of Jesus. Can you help?
Whittaker Family Speaks about Soul City
Help Soul City Church HERE
Thanks all! Happy New Year!
Friday, December 25, 2009
This little fellow was waiting for us back on our street when we got home. We think she/he is a pup coyote....very playful!
And the dinner aftermath! Now we're sitting here watching Home Alone, fire burning and enjoying the quiet of the evening. It was a blessed day and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank God for the blessing of my family.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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Friday, December 11, 2009
Watch this video to see one of the many reasons I'm involved in orphan ministry with Children's HopeChest. Find out more and become a HopeChest Partner today at http://www.HopeChestPartners.org.
Thanks so much!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
From Tom Davis, CEO of Hopechest
Our goal to reach 5,000 more orphans in 2010.
While I love Christmas more than any other time of year, I’m already thinking about 2010 and I want to share that vision with you.
And, I want you to share it with everyone you know.
Our team set the goal of raising $500,000 to reach another 5,000 orphaned children in 2010. We’re raising these funds so that…
> Fewer young girls are forced to trade sex for food
> More orphans will have food to eat, and the protection and love of Christian mentors
> No girl will end up in the commercial sex trade
The enemy preys upon orphans like this day after day after day. I’ve seen our enemy; he goes by names like AIDS, extreme poverty, and sexual trafficking. He robs children of their parents, their dreams, and their dignity.
Who will stop this? It must be us!
Today I am on a mission to raise $500,000 and I can’t do it without you.
Will you help by visiting http://www.HopeChestPartners.org and sign up as a $25/month partner today?
Your donation will feed orphans in Africa and rescue them from extreme poverty. Your gifts will support lifechanging programs for girls in Russia that help prevent sex trafficking and forced prostitution.
These are CRITICAL gifts that form the foundation of our programs. Without that foundation, we could never have grown to reach 10,000, and sit poised to reach another 5,000 next year.
It is those gifts, your gifts, that make the difference.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Could you be at the local tree farm? After walking around in 11 degree weather on the few small acres and seeing Charlie Brown's Big Brother way too many times we said... ehhh... Let's go to Home Depot.
Not much here to look at.
But then the decision of who was gonna tell the Tree Farm owners we thought their trees were well, ugly. T suggested the girls Ro-Sham-Bo!
Boo lost. Off she went to return the saw and run like crazy to the truck. She was very polite and never said anything. Saved.
Becca and Boo were please but obviously Lina wasn't so excited. No trudging through the snow, No Hot Cocoa, just the Home Depot Guy. We wanted to see the tree so we kindly asked him to open the tree. He took off the twine as well as cut many of the branches as he made his way up the tree and that tree wasn't budging. FROZEN solid! Ok then. So I turned to the only tree next to it and said,"We'll take this one." Home we went with our mystery tree. NEVER have we bought a tree sight unseen. We were cold and ready to get home. Hey... the Broncos were on.
We started feeling somewhat optimistic a few hours later. It was thawing out. Taking shape.
What do you know??? It's a pretty tree! Almost thawed and pleasantly shaped. Yeah.. the mystery tree is a winner! Tomorrow we will put on the beautiful NON-twinkly lights (They make me nervous following them twinkle) and all the ornaments. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.