**I wanted to also personally thank my BLOG DESIGNER friend Jen for all her help...Jen was sent straight from heaven about a year ago when she showed up out of the blue and offered to design my blog...Since then, she's added pics when I asked, helped out friends of mine and NOW has switched over my OLD blog template ALL in about a MINUTE!! She is very talented..but most importantly she has a HEART for the orphan.... You can see her designs at http://www.theartoflivingdesigns.blogspot.com/ or visit her blog about her most recent adoption at http://www.lovelaughlearngrow.com/ Jen has just recently gotten back from China with their 4th child and has a new foundation that is near and dear to her heart...This foundation saved her daughter's life and this is what she had to say about it:
"They are called the Baobei Foundation and their website is http://www.baobeifoundation.org/. They provide life saving neurosurgeries to orphans and it is all run by volunteer Americans (all women) who live in Shanghai. They run completely on donations and they take donations for individual kids that you can sponsor under the “Urgent Needs” tab. We were fortunate enough to meet these remarkable women when we travelled to adopt our daughter and we were taken to the hospital to see the children who had been helped by this foundation. They are truly walking the walk."
(deleted pics)She's been home now 6 months!! Wow...the time has flown by!! Every day we give thanks for our little miracle from God!!
***Here's another video our agency, AGCI just came out with....Two of LL's referral pics made the video...She looks so tiny in them :) Hope you enjoy!! (again, you'll want to pause my music at the bottom of the page)
***I'll end tonight with my Daily Devotional...Happy Monday to you all!! kj
"Each task performed with love is a tribute to God. God of love, may everything I do become an expression of your love. AMEN
Love is had only by loving. If you want love, you must begin by loving – I mean you must want to love. Once you want it, you must open the eye of your understanding to see where and how love is to be found. And you will find it within your very self.
–Catherine of Siena, A life of Total Prayer
There is one task only; the task of love. We are called b y God to live this life with love for everyone. All that we do can be an expression of God’s love. However mundane the task, perform it with a generous spirit and a grateful heart. The most insignificant task performed with love is a tribute to God. –Christopher Maricle, The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits"
-Beth A. Richardson, The Uncluttered Heart:
Making Room for God During Advent and Christmas