Non Profit Shout Out/Blog Link Up

Time to write about non profits that we love! Woohoo! Guess what most of mine will be about? {Read what my friends wrote about at Holley’s linkup.} There are too many to list but leave me your favorite in the comments if you think it needs mentioning!

Not a non profit, but a pretty cool ministry…Give1Save1. We blog about adoption, family, art, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Families can be on the blog and fundraise for a week to help fund their adoptions. We have Africa, Asia (<<<<-I blog there), Europe, US and Caribbean pages.

Next up is Reece’s Rainbow. An adoption advocacy site. Waiting children are featured, prayed for, and are able to have grants funded for their families.  Awesomeness.

Another favorite is International Justice Mission. They are a human rights agency that rescues victims of slavery, exploitation and abuse.  It’s a big deal.

Social justice is HUGE to me! To see people struggling, taken advantage of, hungry,  hurt and to do nothing is not okay. Jesus healed, touched the unclean, ate with the poor, spent time with the least of these.  It’s about redemption. 

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


Finally Friday

Y’all, it’s been a long week. My boys started school Monday and getting back into the routine has been tiring. (This one is a bit rambly…-you’ve been warned!)

Jacob is adjusting well to 3rd grade at a new school, likes his teacher and has a few friends in his class that he already knew. Yayy!  Caleb, on the other hand, is adjusting a little more slowly into middle school. His school is huge and none of his buddies ended up in his main classes. He’s a little down and it hurts this mama’s heart. Caleb has always been our sensitive one and takes everything to heart. He misses his friends. He has had such a good attitude. He’s a one friend kinda guy, so we’ re talking a lot about getting to know people and giving them a second chance if they disappoint. He’s only 11…he shouldn’t have to worry about being disappointed, but he has been and will be again. We disappoint, his friends disappoint, life disappoints. The only person that is never selfish and will never make mistakes is God. Jesus. So, if that’s true, why do people die too young? Why are people suffering? Why are there children without families? These are the questions my kids ask. And I get to tell them that I do not know. Because those are my questions, too. Fortunately, we are allowed to ask questions and God is not threatened by that. For that, I am thankful.

I don’t know about you, but our kids do not accept pat answers. We’ve learned to be honest if we don’t know the answers to their questions. Caleb is a question asker by nature. Is that any surprise? Have you met his father? Jacob doesn’t have time for rhetoric. Just the facts, please! They keep me on my toes and I love that.

We received a bit of info about our girl….she wears a size 2(ish) and is 36 inches tall! We are excited to have this info because we can now send care packages!! I’m not sure what we’ll put in the care package yet….I’ll let you know when we decide. Any suggestions?  She seems a bit tall for a 2 1/2 year old….she’ll fit right in!

Lastly, take a look at Give1Save1 Asia. The family of the week, the Hurst fam, is adopting from China. Our Africa family is adopting from the Congo and the US–2 babies! So fun! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy helping these families raise their money for their adoptions and share their stories. Each story is so sweet–you’ll love ’em!! And, we all know I have the gift of gab! That’s the only thing I got in trouble for at school–talking.  Well, talking and being late all of the time;)

Okay everyone, have a great weekend! It should be beautiful here!