Sunday, August 30, 2009
My heart hurts.
Why is it that there are 147 MILLION sick, starving, lonely, hurting, hopeless children?
But there are 2.1 BILLION people that profess to be Christians.
WHY aren't we, the BODY of Christ, taking care of them?
We MUST do something.
Every day we have a choice. To HELP. Or not to help.
We have a choice to live out the Word by WHAT WE DO or not.
We MUST stop standing on the sidelines cheering on those that are doing the very work that we are ALL called to do.
We MUST stop talking and start ACTING.
For the children.
For our Savior.
"You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did." James 2:22
The question, as always, is WHAT are you going to DO?
Saturday, August 29, 2009
but the beauty of the Lord shines through her more and more as she seeks to love Jesus with her whole heart.
There is no greater joy than to see our children walk with Jesus and grow in Him each day!
Happy Birthday my beauties! I love you so much!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The captain of our boat...
as long as we were in the middle of a wide body of water with no forseeable obstacles!
A child at heart... it's a beautiful thing.
Our bottled water ad...
It is such a blessing to have children that are friends with each other...
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
An added bonus was that there was a hot tub on the deck. The children loved the hot tub. It became our favorite thing to do in the evening after dinner.
Upon reading the rules posted regarding the hot tub, the rule that my youngest had questions about was "Children should exit the hot tub every 5 minutes to avoid becoming overheated".
I explained to my youngest, in simpler terms, that it meant they needed to get out of the water to "cool off their intestines" every 5 minutes or so. She said "Okay! I get it". It became somewhat of a joke for us all.
As we were enjoying our last evening in the hot tub, our son (obeying the "cool off your intestines" rule) got up to sit on the edge. One of his sisters noticing this with the intention of teasing him about "cooling off his intestines" said...
"What are you doing? Cooling off your testicles?"
Saturday, August 15, 2009
These are the beautiful women God used to rescue them from a hopeless situation. They started a non-profit organization called Convergence Uganda and developed a plan to help the women from the quarry.
They rented a piece of land for the women and their children, where they will get a new start in life. A life filled with hope for their futures and for the futures of their children.
Part of that plan (the part that our family had the awesome opportunity to help with!) is to build a school for the children. I am excited to report that the school is progressing much faster than originally thought. I just love it when God moves in a way that is undoubtedly Him!
I am thrilled beyond words that God allowed our family to be a part of this project. I am blessed to know Jen and Amanda and to witness God's provision for these beautiful people through them.
The next step is to build homes for each women. Convergence Uganda is in the process of fund-raising for the homes. Visit their blog to read more about this amazing project and how God is providing!
Do you see? God has called these women and they have answered. Do you see? God's plan is to rescue the helpless. Do you see? Where there is love... there is action.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I really want this truth to get into my heart and yours...
Did you read it? Read it again. Let it sink in. Do you get it?
We must get this in order to make a real difference in this world for Christ. We MUST be the body, the hands, the feet of Christ in this world.
For that is what He calls us to do.
That is what He expects of us.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This boy has stolen my heart...
It amazes me that after everything that he has been through in his young life... he still finds joy.
He finds joy... because he loves Jesus. He worships the One that created him. He adores the One who sent him a new mommy and daddy.
He said, "I used to weep out of sorrow, but now I weep for joy"...
Oh my heart... Stolen.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I figure my funny, silly, Nathaniel should have his picture entered into such a contest. This boy is constantly making our family laugh!
Be sure to check out their website for more faces.
Friday, August 7, 2009
I am always inspired, encouraged, amazed and blessed when I read Bring the Rain . If you haven't ever read that particular blog... I encourage you to check it out. You won't be disappointed.
When I saw this video on her blog, I just had to share it. Enjoy!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Being her "Gigi" blesses my heart and brings me such joy.
She was so excited to see her brand new doll house from her Mommy and Daddy...