Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
so thankful for my brother-in-law Aric who adopted my 2 nieces and is a wonderful husband to my sister Wendy.
Thankful for Parker and the fun, kind young man he is
Thankful for Aunties
Thankful for the big surprise Aunt Josie gave us all when she surprised us the day before Thanksgiving. We hadn't seen her in over a year.
So thankful for my mom. She cried tears and tears of joy when she saw her baby (Josie)
Thankful for the promise of Christmas to come. The best gift the world has ever been given, JESUS!
So very thankful for the most wonderful gifts I have ever been given. . . my husband and best friend and my 4 children.
Thankful for the memories we have from the last 14 years at the Kansas City Zoo! If you haven't been to meet this guy, the polar bear, he is a CUTIE!
Thankful for animals
Thankful for nature. So many reasons to be thankful this year. My family, my friends, my church family, CLEAN WATER to drink and bathe in and cook with and so much more. The twins are up and ready to eat so I will have to cut this short. God bless you and yours!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
So this Christmas season, we invite you to join with us as we "DIG DEEP" in order to change the lives of those who cannot enjoy something we take for granted every day. Clean Water...what a concept. It is amazing to know that we are able to play a part in reaching "the least of these."
For more information, see www.ourglimmerofhope.org/digdeep.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
147 Million Orphans in the world. . . . You are not forgotten. He is coming to bring you home
Never again will they hunger, never again will they thirst --- Revelation 7:16
We are Dig Deep. My soul thirsts for YOU . . . in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Preparing for Build a Bear Adoption
Omni Peace, DIG DEEP and Africa table. Juicy Couture purse table behind.
Hair bows and head bands by Paeton
HOW? jewelry and Heart for Africa Missionary, Karen Ward
Lovely purse models: Brittany, Josie, Rachael, Paeton and Riley!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
To increase your chances of winning we will ONLY sell 100 chances. AND even better there are 2 purses, 2 FABULOUS purses to be given away! Winners need not be present to win. You will be notified by phone or email. The first card/name drawn will win white purse. The second card/name drawn will win black purse. Both purses signed and donated by Angelina Jolie. All donations will be sent to A Glimmer of HOPE. All donations are tax deductible.
Monday, September 13, 2010
This is a photo of the Salvatore Ferragamo, white leather purse - retail value $1,500
Here is the autograph inside the black purse!
This photo is of the black leather/python Gucci purse - retail value $5,000.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This is the reality of drilling for water. Julie and I know in the southern region of Ethiopia drilling the well will be a huge project, not unlike this one. Unfortunately, the area we want to bring clean water does not have a clean, strong source we can tap into. The closest water source is 45 min walk and it is contaminated water. The well we will dig will look similar to this project in the video. The well we dig will be very expensive. It is true, sometimes it only cost $5,000 to build a well. Some wells have even been hand dug. That is not the reality we are facing. It is a huge project on many levels but that is why it is so necessary.
Did you ever think getting water, clean, drinking water could be so difficult. I didn't either. In America it is just not a reality we deal with. But to 1 billion people around the world it is reality!
You may be asking, "Michelle, clean water, is it really that big of a deal?" read on. . .
*1 Billion people around the world do not have access to clean water.
*Water related diseases claim 5 million lives per year.
In rural (southern) Ethiopia the statistics are even worse
*only 1 person in 10 has access to clean water.
*1 Ethiopian child in 10 dies before their fifth birthday, 1/2 of those die of diarrhea.
*a baby's chance of dying from diarrhea is 520 times greater that if they were born in Europe or the US
*women and children walk hours a day to collect water from polluted sources.
*their loads can weigh upwards of 60 lbs.
So I now ask you this question, is this okay with you? Do you think this is a big deal now? Please join us in our effort to make clean water a reality for southern Ethiopia. Spread the news and bring awareness, tell others about our fundraiser, donate to our well project, there are many ways to help. Let us be used by the Lord to bring the Good News to southern Ethiopia, let us bring them life = clean water.
Thank you Julie for encouraging me today. We will have tough days but you are right, we have been called by HIM and He does not call the equipped. He EQUIPS the CALLED!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Children's museum is featuring amphibians. The orange and blue frog outside were by far the most fun.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Colors, patterns, stripes, polka spots oh my!
The fabulous head band with hand made bow and vintage coat button.
You love orphans, you love them not, you love them! www.147million.org
Pretty in pink floral with fab vintage button!
Boo! Halloween headband.
These flower bows also come with an alligator clip attached so it easily attaches to head band, hat, bag or outfit! Only $ 6.00 each!
This is the fall collection! Pumpkins, scarecrows, candy corn, ghosts, and more on festive fabric! These must have accessories for fall are selling fast! Hair bow or head bands $ 6.00 ea
Paeton and I have been hard at work creating these FABULOUS, handmade bows. They have an alligator clip on the back so that you can easily attach them to your favorite head band. The stretchy head bands work best and also the smaller thin plastic head bands work great too. Another fun way to wear them is to safety pin them to your favorite outfit, purse, backpac, etc.