My Sponsored Child Pinterest Contest

Source: via Jacquie on Pinterest I want to let you all know about an opportunity for you to both bless your own sponsored Compassion child and to help raise awareness and possibly get more children sponsored through Compassion! Compassion is holding a Pinterest Contest (see link for contest rules) this week from September 17-23, 2012 where you create a board on Pinterest called “My Sponsored Child“, pinning the image provided by Compassion on your board, where every re-pin of {Read More}

Compassion Highlight: The Philippines

It’s been a while since I’ve written about Compassion on my blog, but if you know me, you know that I love this ministry and I love supporting them in what they’re doing for kids in poverty around the world! Our three Compassion kids are growing up so fast and it’s such a joy to see their hearts growing in love for Jesus and knowing that we get to play a small role in providing for their educations and their {Read More}

New Life!

It is with great joy and some trepidation that I announce that we are once again pregnant! By the grace and goodness of the Lord and by the amazing works of His hands, there is the miracle of new life growing inside my womb! I am approximately 10 weeks along and impatiently waiting for my first appointment with my obstetrician in a couple weeks, as I am desperately longing to hear the heartbeat of this precious little one. The anticipated {Read More}

Letting go of Ezana

Since experiencing my miscarriage and our loss of our daughter Ezana, I’ve been wanting to write a bit about some of the emotions and thoughts from the process as well as some  of the healing that I experienced from Father God. First of all, I wanted to share of the joy that we experienced for a short time as we celebrated the new life that was in my womb. Since I was late in getting my cycle, we decided to {Read More}

A Busy Week

It feels like it has been really busy around our household for the last week and a half!  September 30th – purchased the iPhone 4 to help me stay on top of things at work and at home!  I’ve never owned an Apple product and haven’t had a cell phone for several years, so this has been a fun experience for me!  Joe teases me that I touch it more than I touch him, which is sadly probably true – {Read More}

10K in 20 Days

Hello my few and faithful readers! I may have a small following here, and today I wish I had the ability to influence thousands, but I believe that even the handful of you who read this blog can make a HUGE impact TODAY! A blog I read, Storing Up Treasures, is running an incredible fundraiser to bring in $10,000 in 20 days to help 26 families in their adoptions!  They are asking that you give just a measley $5 (but I {Read More}

Help Haiti Live

Several weeks have passed since Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake, yet this nation is still in desperate need of aid.  In addition to our prayers here is another opportunity for you to help Haiti with an upcoming ticketed concert event taking place at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, on February 27th, 2010 to benefit Compassion International’s Haiti disaster relief fund. The event will also be streamed live at for those who cannot attend the concert in person. 100% {Read More}

Ways to Help the Haiti Earthquake Victims

Like many others, today we are both grieved by the devastation in Haiti and grateful for God’s provision in our lives as we see how much we have to be thankful for in light of so many people’s great loss.  Also, like many, we are asking “How can I help?”  First of all, we can PRAY.  Some things to pray for… Provision of food, water, shelter and aid to get to the victims. Anointing and power upon the local churches that they {Read More}

Compassion International – Dominican Republic Trip

This year, Compassion International decided to take six bloggers to the Dominican Republic to let them see and experience Compassion’s ministry firsthand and then blog about it.  I seriously wish I could’ve gone – I think it would’ve been an amazing and impacting trip, especially since we have a sponsored child, Yasmel, who lives there.  However, I will have to live vicariously through these bloggers as they share about what they see and how their lives are changed as a result.  {Read More}

Compassion Focus: Ana Lucia

Last month I told you part of our story of being Compassion sponsors and this month, I’d like to introduce you to another of our Compassion children, Ana Lucia.  I believe it was in 2003 and I was working in a church in Calgary where Compassion advocates came monthly to share about their ministry and give people the opportunity to sponsor a child.  I remember that I was having a time of personal devotions and I was seeking the Lord {Read More}