Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?
What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?
(excerpt from The Hole in Our Gospel)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Got a Date...And a T-Shirt!

This would be our "Just Love Coffee" t-shirts I ordered through the coffee fundraiser I set up (see the link to the right). Now I can say "Almost there...tried the coffee & got my t-shirt!" They have coffee samplers now, too, just FYI.

Cardboard Gala & Spaghetti Dinner
(for card-art details, click HERE)
Date: Saturday, April 16 2011
4:46 p.m.
(Cardboard "artists" should arrive at 4-4:16 to set up)
Place: Freedom Worship Center, 5536 South 1900 West
(just south of Texas Roadhouse on 5400 South and 1900 West)
Tickets: $
5/person or $20 per family

RSVP: E-mail Kyle or I or post a comment, letting us know how many will be attending. We will hold your tickets at the door OR deliver them to you.

If you are part of the FWC family, you can talk to Dave O. or Geri B.

If you are an SMC'er, you can get tickets from Kyle or I when you see us at church or at a small group.

Activities to include (but not limited to):
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Africa Trivia & Geography
  • Games & Activities
  • Silent Auction
1/2 of the proceeds will help pay for the cost to actually get me to the continent.
1/2 will be set aside for purchases I can and will make for the orphanages once I get there.

Finally, here is a link to a very cool TODAY SHOW story (this would be the "super-mom" who was supposed to be the team leader for the trip I'm taking, but is suddenly too busy with media appearances. Too bad for me, but not for the millions of orphans living with HIV!).

If you are a dad, you'll laugh. If you are a mother, you'll probably laugh and understand why the man in your life is laughing, too.

*Note to the man in my life: Thanks for being my "reality check" and yet encouraging me to follow my heart. How ever do you do it? I love you. XXX OOO

PS) If you are reading this without having to log-in then apparently I decided to take the privacy setting off. Does that mean my state of "whatever I was feeling" wore off? Partly. Most of it, though, probably has to do with the not-so-mean things people have said to me lately and the divine words, statements and situations God has placed right in front of me or put me in this past week to remind me that He's in matter who says what (or who doesn't say anything at all).


  1. I just wanted to tell you that of course I think you're doing wonderful things and to keep it up! I might be missing something - but is there a way I can donate just directly to you? I don't have much to share, but I definitely want to help if I can!

  2. 4:46 pm? That's a funny time to pick! :) You know we'll be there and helping with whatever you need! I want a necklace, too! I have one I got from 147 million orphans that was made in Uganda-the magazine beads, it's really cool!
    Love ya,