Monday, August 27, 2012

The Hidden Ones

As an advocate for Reece's Rainbow, I try to being awareness of certain children.  Abbott was the first I hollered for. I wanted to get him to $2500 so he could get on the Moving Mountains page.  That goal has been met!  My next goal is to see him on My Family Found Me!  Will you pray with me about that?

Keith and his brother and sisters, who are home and Bernadette and Mason, whose parents are in process of bringing them home this very minute, have also been featured often.

Most recently, I've "Adopted Mabel's Adoption" and will be posting about her often. But today, I want to highlight some of the hidden ones.  These are kids that don't make the popular blogs.  They don't have a vocal prayer warrior or guardian angel.  They aren't on very many people's prayer list.  Will you join me in praying for them, even just this once, while you read this?   Could you spare them a thought tomorrow, too?  They are just as precious as any other child and truly deserve attention!

This adorable girl, Allison, is just five.  How cute is she??  She has Cerebral Palsy, but it doesn't look like she lets it slow her down!  

Alex is already eleven, and has spent years living in a mental institution.  Will anyone see him for the wonderful son he would be?

Lene, pronounced like Renee, is so sweet! She's only two years old and just the right age to add to a family! She'd not remember her years at the orphanage at all!


Handsome Jack is seven. He can go to school and do lots of things other boys can, but can't be in the sun.  His life will be shortened without proper care.

Pray with me, please, for these very special children who are some of the many hidden ones. Pray that their families find them soon and they are brought into a loving home where they can thrive! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Introducing: Mabel

Oh, the sweet feeling of saying that some of the kids I have advocated for are COMING HOME!  Bernadette and Mason's parents are going this week to bring them home.  Their new life is going to be so amazing!  I will post pictures (or at least links) to their homecoming when I get them.

The next child that I will be advocating for, in addition to 'my' Abbott, will be Mabel. She lives in the same orphanage as Bernadette and Mason.  She doesn't have a committed family yet, but I am praying that she will very soon.  I want them to be able to get her home as soon as possible, so let's get her fund built up for them!!  As of this minute, it stands at $2418.50.

I challenge you, dear readers, to go, this very minute, and add $2 or more to her fund.  That's less than the price of a cup of coffee at that famous smelly coffeehouse! It's tax-deductible and super easy to do. It takes thirty seconds at the most, it would mean so much to Mabel's future parents and it will truly make a difference in her life. Can a cup of coffee do that?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Money Secrets of the Amish

Who couldn't use more pocket money? No one I know would turn down free money.  By saving money rather than spending it, you are, in essence, giving yourself free money. If you actually physically took the money you saved by using the tips in this book, you would fill your piggybank quite quickly.  The overall theme is“use it up, wear it out, make do or do without.” 

 Most families have to live by these principles to survive in this economy.  We may not even realize we are doing it sometimes. Do you flip over the ketchup bottle to get the last squirt or toss it before you have to shake it to get more?  You are using it up.  Do you wear a pair of shoes until it gets a hole in the bottom or just until they get scuffed? You are wearing it out.  Have you ever 'made do' with something rather than buying a new one?  What about just doing without?  It can be done, despite what TV commercials will tell you.

Lorilee Craker's book "Money Secrets of the Amish" will deliver many ideas that you may not have thought of for saving money, whatever the size of your family!  Booksneeze sent me a free copy of this book to review.  I am not required to post a positive review, but this one earned it. I do recommend this book for anyone looking to save money, a lot or a little at a time. It all adds up to extra cash you to use as the Lord directs!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Christian Grain-Free Bloggers

If you are a facebook friend of mine or follow my recipe blog, you know that I lean toward the Primal way of eating much of the time, at least for the last couple of years. I am not, however, a "cavewoman", not do I intend to become one.  First and foremost, I will not be bound to any particular thing of this world besides following Christ. So many seem to let their way of eating, whatever it may be, get in the way of their relationship with Him.  Secondly, so many of the Primal/Paleo blogs and sites are unfriendly to Christians.   Some are totally clear of bias and focus on the food, some are evolutionary but not obnoxious about it, others are downright hard to read because of it. Some well-known forums are outright hostile to anyone who doesn't accept the evolutionary basis of their thinking.

There are a few places to go that are actually grain-free AND Christian.  I find these sites refreshing to visit and I visit often. I thought I'd give a shout out to them tonight.

Whole Family Strong  Jacque has such a gentle way of writing and her recipes are a hit here!

Clean Eats in the Zoo I visit here at least once a week.  She kicked my hiney with her month of At-Home CrossFit challenges, too.  I failed to do the whole month, but soon I will try it again!

Tropical Traditions This is where I get my coconut oil and coconut flour.  If you order, please use my referral number (9586157). I will get credit toward free products for referring you.  Make sure to read Brian's testimony; it's inspiring!

Do you know of any other Christian grain-free sites or blogs that I can add to my reading list? Please share if you do!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


The Over-the-Wall Giveaway is complete and now it is time to announce the winners.  The real winners are Bernadette and Mason, who have recently met their parents and will be coming home as soon as possible!  The Rogers Family is still well short of their needed funds to accomplish this, though, so please continue supporting them as often as you can!  These pictures are the most recent I have seen of the children. Aren't they beautiful?!

Now onto the prizes!

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The winner of one year of BiblioPlan, in e-book form is Susan G.!

The winer of a $50 gift certificate from Lucky Lady Apparel is Jenni H.! 

This crocheted farmer's market bag has been won by Justine F.!
The first $25 Pick a Child is Christina S.!
The second $25 Pick-A-Child goes to Maureen G.!

Handiwork for Lilly

A $15 gift certificate to Handiwork For Lilly was won by Deb W!

The baby shoes go to Anne R.!

This crocheted lap-ghan was won by Deb W.!

The flags are on their way to Anne R.!

This was won by Christina S.!
The winner is Justine F.!

This was won by Justine F.!

Ah, Chili's!  This goes to Justine F.!

The winner is Mandy R.!

The winner of this is Mandy R.!
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This goes to Anne R.!

"Blue Beauty"belongs to Anne R.!

"Sweet Simplicity" is going to Julia N.!

"Golden Lace" was won byJustine F.!

I'll be e-mailing winners to get mailing addresses.  If a winner doesn't respond in a week, the prize will be re-donated to another giveaway.  Thank you to all who donated to bring these precious Lambies home! There's another fundraiser for the Rogers Family going on Facebook.  Go to to see all the goodies up for bid!