Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Belated Father's Day! Prepare to LAUGH!

Just found this video & it's a MUST POST (Abbey & I have watched it over & over - HILARIOUS)! This is dedicated to you David, definitely living the "Dad Life" - you go above & beyond to seek God, minister to, & provide for this family......we don't take you for granted & God sees every little sacrifice!! Happy Father's Day - we love you! :)
*Pause playlist on left before watching

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


While spending some time on the internet this morning I came across these two items within 5 minutes of each other.....they made me stop and think about the sharp contrast of reality in this man's reality is a $75 million dollar mansion, and one is literally receiving the shirt of another's back....
I read the article out of curiosity about the selling of the mansion with no emotion, but I watched the Rwanda video with tears and a true longing in my heart to love "the least of these"...........

Yahoo Headline: "America's Most Expensive Mansion Sells" (click to read article)

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Both Hands Foundation

We are sooooo excited to have found this fairly new fundraising opportunity through the Both Hands Foundation, a partnership of Lifesong For Orphans......scripture tells us in James 1:27 "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keeps oneself from being polluted by the world." So often in the adoption movement we have a strong conviction for the orphans, but unintentionally overlook the widows.

Through Both Hands Foundation, both the orphan & widow are ministered to. In a nutshell, sponsorship letters are sent out by the adoptive couple and some of their close friends/family. Think the traditional "will you sponsor me as I play golf/run a 5K/walk in a walk-a-thon for a specific non-profit...etc?"......the difference here is people are financially sponsored to spend a Saturday working on a widow's home & all funds raised go toward a family's adoption!!

A quote by Billy Graham sums it all up....."God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with".........

We have just discovered this opportunity & are still researching the possibility, but I highly recommend clicking on the Both Hands banner above for more information. VERY EXCITING - truly a God inspired idea!