Children of the Recession: Volunteer Program Gives Shelter to Children in Need

I absolutely LOVE Safe Families for Children. I LOVE when the Church is the Church–the way it should be–reaching out of its double doors and stained glass and serving the community in tangible, relevant ways. In Orange County, volunteers are opening up their homes and taking in children while their parents are in crisis. This … Read More

house swapping

house swapping

Talk about a cheap family vacation, I’m SOOO excited! … here’s the skinny … our friends from Westmont (who still live in Santa Barbara) posted on Facebook that they were looking to swap houses with someone in Orange County. I saw the post and thought, hmmm, we sure love Santa Barbara … can we make … Read More

bath time

bath time

My kids are huge fans of Crayola Bath Dropz. Only $5 at Crayolastore.com, your kids can have 30, fun and colorful baths. If you are a grandparent, this is a great treasure to tuck away for when the grandkids sleep over. And if you are a mommy, whip them out for sleepovers or when guests … Read More

quotable

Jesus has many who love His kingdom in heaven, but few who bear His cross. He has many who desire comfort, but few who desire suffering. He finds many to share His feast, but few His fasting. All desire to rejoice with Him, but few are willing to suffer for His sake. Many follow Jesus … Read More

Magic Eraser

Magic Eraser

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser!! You must try them. I buy a pack and wipe down my baseboards, cabinets, walls, doors, light switches of little fingerprints, shoe prints, dirt, food, body oils, body fluids and more. SO much easier than a rag. SO much faster. SO worth the money spent.

word

I was praying months ago and my friend Dean came to mind. Over and over again while I was praying, the one and only Dean Wilson came to mind. (Dean is a good buddy from college and a good friend of C’s). Reflecting back, Dean came to mind many times over the last several months … Read More

helpless and innocent

helpless and innocent

I love animals. I really do. But I see commercials and campaigns from animal rights activists and the humane society to save ‘helpless and innocent’ animals, and I can’t help but think of the faces of the children I saw in Ethiopia. They lay in a crib waiting. They don’t have anyone. They are human … Read More

rare and ordinary

I am both rare and ordinary. I am one of billions of people roaming the earth. I am a speck. How much can one speck do? We are told and taught and inspired that one speck can do a LOT. We’re given role models and biographies of those that have impacted many-Martin Luther King, Hudson … Read More