Thursday, July 19, 2012

Changing the world for two

Statistics. Isn't it crazy how numbers can cause us to feel so small, so helpless, so overwhelmed?
Lives. Isn't it nuts that every single, precious, significant, beautiful life has been hand-crafted and brought into this world by the power of our loving God?
Change. Is it just me or is the fact that change is possible an incredible reality to you too?


I watch documentaries and YouTube videos, read books and blogs and websites, listen to interviews and speakers at conferences and keep getting informed, becoming aware, of the great NEED worldwide for the all-powerful, boundless love of our God.

I see those faces, I hear their voices, I know a little bit about the lives they live. All the vulnerable children in the world... A five year old girl with huge chocolate eyes in India, a little boy who loves playing soccer in Peru, an 11yr old girl in Uganda who is desperate to be loved, a 15yr old boy in foster care dealing with the bitter pain of rejection... Each one has a name and a face and a story.

Our God's ways are so beyond our own, He weaves lives together with such precision and care. The life of an Indian man named K.P. Yohannan who started a ministry to reach the people of his country and the rest of Asia with the Gospel writes a book. A girl in Wisconsin reads the book and is moved by the Lord to sponsor a child. Together with all the employees at World Vision and at Gospel for Asia, the girl from Wisconsin has changed the world for not just one but TWO of those precious [previously] vulnerable children. Oh, praise the One who sees fit to use our humble lives for His kingdom and glory!

My darling sponsored children. I am so in love!

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one." 
|| Mother Teresa

(Buy the print of this quote by Mother Teresa and help enable me to go and show Jesus love to the least in India this November!)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Just Like Momma

Last week I posted an WhatIWore post that bears a striking resemblance to some pictures that I took of my Momma about 3-4yrs ago. 

I had completely forgotten about these photos until today when I rediscovered them while digging through my archives.

I guess I know my Momma pretty well.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Food at Work

It is one of those challenges to eat healthy: 
food at work.

On my lunch break I didn't feel like eating at a restaurant so I went to Target and bought some healthy food options that I could keep at the office. 

*Naked "green machine" Juice | It is loaded with nutritious veggies and other foods that you may not eat regularly but are very beneficial and I find quite delicious in this juice (in spite of the alarming green color)!
*Horizon Organic 1% milk boxes | Milk is a decent source of protein and its tasty!
*PureLeaf sweetened tea | The only bottled tea that I have found which is made of only fresh brewed tea and natural sweetener. I love it!

*Organic Bananas | No-mess to eat and good for you!
*Cherries | No-mess to eat, tasty and an excellent fruit to eat if you need to eat food with a low glycemic index!

Cold snacks:
*Go-Go SqueeZ apple sauce | No-mess to eat (you suck it through a sort of straw) and its all natural!
*BabyBell mini cheeses | Cheese is a good source of protein and these littles cheeses are so cute and delicious!
*Noosa yoghurt | Organic yogurt with fruit (I chose Strawberry and Rhubarb) or honey added in. Delicious and nutritious!

Deli Meals:
*Turkey, cheese, mayo, tomato and lettuce in a spinach wrap | Fresh and filling!
*Strawberry, blueberry and goat cheese salad | Fresh and filling!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What I Wore || Just Like Momma

Because living on a farm is romantic.

Because cooking is an art.

Because heritage is shared in the kitchen.

Because when I grow up I want to be just like my Momma.

Tank Top | Old Navy
Skirt | Target
Apron | My very own Grandma Great

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

What I Wore || Breath of Fresh Air

It has been a long, hot week. 
High humidity, full sun and 100degree weather made it far too uncomfortable to be outside. The days that I worked this week I didn't manage to take photos of my outfits and the days that I didn't work I stayed in my cotton pjs just to keep cool (we don't have AC).

The winds have changed though and overnight it went from 99degrees to 64degre. 
I am celebrating by wearing jeans. 
It's overcast today, feels like it will rain, and there is a wonderful breeze that reminds me of the earth warming up in the spring, chasing the winter cold away; its a mere whisper of the brisk autumn winds that call forth the color in the trees and send all the critters into hibernation.

Summer is far from over and we will have more hot, humid days. 
Today is just a breath of fresh air.

Top | TJMaxx
Jeans | Target

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Haiti Letters | No.2

Annie, a dear sister, is serving overseas in Haiti by caring for babies beloved by the Father but abandoned by the world. These are the Haiti Letters. Join Annie's mailing list -- you do not want to miss these!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Haiti Letters | No.1

My beloved sister in the Lord, Annie, is serving in Haiti by caring for some precious little lives. These are her letters, the Haiti Letters. E-mail her to join the mailing list. You are not going to want to miss these!