Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I truly believe God has given the creators of this foundation the keys in the fight against abortion. How many of you are pro-life? How many of your churches are pro-life? What are our churches doing about it? The Zoe Foundation was set up to be a tool for churches in the fight against abortion but in a way I have never seen before.
What if our churches started praying every Sunday for the lives of these babies? What if our churches started praying for hearts to be opened to adoption EVERY SUNDAY? What if the body of Christ came together to make a HUGE change in fight against abortion.
PLEASE, PLEASE go spend some time reading through this site yourself but here is a little of how The Zoe Foundation Works from what I have read.
Christians coming together to pray.
A database set of thousands of Christians from all over the country willing to not only be pro-life but to be willing to adopt one of these babies saved from abortion. A database that counselors, Dr.s or whoever else could show someone considering abortion that there are thousands of families ready to say yes whether it be a healthy child, hiv baby, limb diffference baby, bi-racial baby or maybe even a baby that God chooses to be on the earth for a very short time.
To have churches support birth mothers that choose life by loving on them, getting them gift cards to buy things they need, providing a home for them and the pre-natal care they need.
Getting Dr.'s, social workers, adoption agencies to be willing to help a certain number of clients each month that are adopting for NO CHARGE. What an awesome way to use the gifts God has given you. If you fit in to one of these categories they are looking for people like you so contact them!
Getting Christians to help others adopting fundraise to help with adoption expenses. This could be teachers that tutor once a week and donate the money to someone adopting. Someone that makes crafts selling them to help someone bring home one of these babies that have been saved. Someone that is an artist to use their gifts to help fundraise. Maybe someone that is a good cook offering to make hot dinners for working families once a week in exchange for donations to an adopting family.
Let's not forget about kids too. What if we started teaching our kids to fight against abortion by loving others? Let the kids get out and have lemonade stands, car washes, art auctions or mow lawns to help save the life of a baby by supporting an adopting family.
God gave each one of us different gifts and what if thousands of people came together to use those gifts to fight abortion, love on birth mothers and help adopting families get these babies into loving homes.
Please click here to go read about this foundation. Pray about getting your church involved in this foundation. Watch the video below.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Amaya's top tooth has been loose for MONTHS and it has been driving her crazy that it wouldn't come out. Last night we watched a movie about a tooth fairy and she was determined that this tooth was going to come out. Amaya took her fairy house outside last night just in case but nothing happened last night. Tonight she told me she was not going to bed until it came out so she told me to pull it. I turned on a Veggie Tale video for her to watch while I was pulling it and the tooth came out before the video even started.
Since I have a lot of friends reading this that are teachers out there I have something to tell you. The one thing that Amaya gets even more excited about than the tooth fairy is telling her teacher about it the next day. I don't know about other kids but how special is it that in the eyes of at least this child it is more exciting to think about telling her teacher than it is even for the tooth fairy to come.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Jaxson had said something to me about wanting to wear capri's like Amaya and I, and I said "Jaxson just get dressed we need to go."
I went and dropped Jaxson off to work with daddy while I took the girls and didn't even notice his pants until he got out of the car. Jaxson decided if he didn't have capri's to wear he was going to make capri's to wear.
Now to totally change the subject, is this not the cutest cupcake you have ever seen? There is a new bakery near us and my mom brought this home for us.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Boy, Born April 8, 2007
Joshua is a sweet 3 year old who was born with an ASD (atrial septal defect). As a result he does have pulmonary hypertension, and he needs a family quickly to get the medical care and surgery he needs to correct this before it is too late. Joshua is tiny and is kept from doing many things because they do not want him to exert himself. Joshua has so much potential in life, and I can't wait to see him running and climbing with the rest of his friends!
Joshua has a large grant of $4775 to help with adoption expenses.
Please pray for him.
Spread the word about him. The more his face gets around the better the chance of him finding a family.
If you are able, help donate to his grant fund because he needs a family fast.
Click here and scroll down to find out more about him.
Also please keep Emilie and Scott in your prayers over the next couple of days because tonight is visitation and then tomorrow is Tressel's funeral. Since the funeral is a long way from where they live they are also having a Celebration of life for Tressel on Sunday. They are collecting books to donate in Tressel's name to Cincinnati Children's Hospital so if you would like to donate a book or a few books leave me your email and I can tell you where to send them.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
My new friend Jill who happens to be the amazing graphic artist I use for my special pieces is giving away one of these pictures like the one below.
It is so easy to enter so you need to click here and check it out.
Also tomorrow I will be adding 10 pendants in my shop with amazing graphics designed by Jill. The pendants I make with her graphics sell very, very fast so make sure to check out my shop tomorrow. Here is a quick peek of ones I will be adding:
For These Children I Have Prayed (2 different ones)
Will You Go?
Mom of Many Nations
Until There Are No More Orphans
Blessed Mom of Many
Adoption is so Worth It!
Yes! They are all Mine
The words on these pendants came from my friend Holly, the graphics are from Jill and well God used my hands to make the pendants. Make sure you check my shop out tomorrow to see them. I may get some up tonight if I have time.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
If you haven't done so already will you please join the group at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=111891358864899&ref=mf and help spread the word by adding the link to your blogs and Facebook pages?
Tressel truly, truly needs a miracle and God says when 2 or more are gathered in his name he is there too. How powerful it must be when thousands are gathered in his name!
Could you also leave them a comment telling them where you are praying from so they know people are praying from all over the world?
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This is the update from this morning:
UPDATE FROM HIS FB PAGE: 4:11am My sister just sent me a text..." We just got a call from the hospital. Where they put in the central line is continuly bleeding. They are calling the surgeon in to see if he can stop the bleeding. The clotting factors they gave him are messing up the heart lung machine. Please pray they can stop this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday morning he went in to have his heart surgery. During surgery when they were supposed to rinse his heart in saline solution someone made a horrible mistake and rinsed his heart in alcohol.
This little guy is now fighting for his life and is being held alive by God and machines right now.
We are still trusting God for a building of our own but for now he will be working out of my parents barn.
Thank you everyone that prayed for us and if your in our area please help us spread the word.
Monday, August 16, 2010
The girls were so excited that they got to go together this year and they even wore matching shirts today.
Paige was very excited to find her seat in class and start doing puzzles. The little stinker couldn't get us out of there fast enough. I'm so glad though that she is excited and not crying or it would have made my day harder.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This is Sawyer!
Boy, Born June 2007
We do not have any formal medical info about this boy, other than he has some mild craniofacial disorder. He has the wispiest blonde hair and beautiful eyes. Full medical info available upon dossier submission.
One parent for first trip, about one week
Both parents travel for 2nd trip, only 4 days
One parent stays behind for 1-3 weeks, depending on whether the 10 day wait is waived
No family size restrictions
No parental age restrictions
Total program and travel fees under $30k
Fee includes a $500 orphanage donation
Married couples and single mothers may apply
You can find out more about Sawyer here. Please pray for him, donate to his grant fund if you can, and please help spread the word about this beautiful little child of God's.
Jill has a gift for graphic design and we have been working together to make pendants that are biblical, adoption related, orphan advocacy, cancer awareness and more. Jill even now works directly with my customers if they want custom designs or a picture of their kids or something else on a pendant.
I just found out that Jill is also an author of a book called Breaking Free. Jill is a mom of 9 kiddos and if she can cook healthy and be able to afford a healthy lifestyle than surely most families can.
I will be reading Jill's book and I wanted to share it with you. You can click the button below to visit her health blog.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
We had a good reason to get one with Chris' new shop. We are still living in the dark ages without even having text and finally, finally we were going to get texting and Chris could do a lot with this phone since he is in a temporary location for now.
I walked in the store with Chris sure we were going to walk out with one of these until............
WE SAW THE COST OF HAVING A PHONE LIKE THIS!
I'm sure this is what I looked like.
I said out loud before I could stop myself "how in the world does everyone I know have one of these."
Needless to say we didn't walk out of the store with one. Sometimes it's hard to pray what is at the top of my blog "Lord, break our hearts with the things that break yours."
Today though when I saw those prices this is what kept going through my head.
Today God broke my heart for what breaks his.
So for all you who know me in person I will still be living in the dark ages for a very long time with no texting so if you want to talk to me you can call the old fashioned way.
PS I'm not writing this to offend anyone who has a phone like this I'm just in shock of how spoiled our country is.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
It's easy for me to just tell God that I'm too busy to advocate for these children right now but the this is what God told me:
What happens if you were too busy to advocate that this child doesn't find her family?
If we don't have time to do what God calls us too how many people does it affect, not just one?
What if someone else that had been busy hadn't taken the time to post Jaxson's waiting picture on the web?
So I'm am taking the time and introducing you to a beautiful little girl named Mirabel. Will you help me spread the word about this beautiful baby that needs a forever family?
Girl, Born August 28, 2008
Miss Mirabel is also a real cutie! From her medical records: congenital malformation of the central nervous system, cerebral hernia, hydrocephaly subcompensated, flail legs.
To find out more about this precious child and many other precious children please click here and scroll down the page until you find her.