Category Archives: Everyday Life

Kari Gibson blog

3 Ways to Teach Our Kids to Live The Opposite of Normal

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | No Comments

Growing up, I was constantly bombarded with the belief system that I needed to be normal. I learned early on going to school and watching my peers that normal is safe, normal is living in-a-box, normal is respected, acceptable, and rewarded. But, what happens when we don’t feel normal? What happens when our kids grow up feeling they are far from normal. You can’t live normal and live out a God-adventure.

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Hannah Gibson, Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Wednesday WOW: Crazy Hot Dogs, Family Game Night and A Beautiful Hairy Donation

By | Everyday Life | 3 Comments

I’d love to say our family game night is a crazy-free zone, but sometimes when we lose big we can learn the best lessons on cheering each other on to victory! Sharing a delish hamburger recipe shaped like a hot dog! This is a family fav. Loved watching my daughter, Hannah donating her locks to a really special cause–> check out the before and after pics. #pantenebeautifullengths

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Mother's Day

10 Things Moms Want and Don’t Want For Mother’s Day

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | 2 Comments

I have all three of my kids home this year for Mother’s Day! Last year, we were living in Nicaragua and I was missing my two bigs! They left for the states to spend time with family and left me a Spanish card and decorated the door of our casa with balloons. It was sweet and thoughtful, but having them here with me this year to spend time with, laugh hard with, kiss bunches, and give out endless hugs means the world to me.

As I was thinking about what I wanted to share this week, I couldn’t just pick one, so I decided to collect the top 10 favorite mom links I found to celebrate Mother’s Day with you from all over blog land.

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My Crazy Adoption

Your Small Yes Can Change The World…Even In The Mess {Win Book #5}

By | Everyday Life, Orphan Care | 20 Comments

Today, I’m saying my #YES live and speaking at the #CAFO2014 Summit 10 conference in Chicago! What a honor to share my testimony and encourage orphan-hearted people from all over the world. Today’s blog guest will blow you away! She said YES and moved to Rwanda to serve orphans. I’m giving away the 5th and last FREE copy of Rhinestone Jesus! Thank you for partying with me this week and celebrating together saying Yes In Our Mess! [Winner Announced]

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Yes In My Mess, Rhinestone Jesus

Wednesday WOW: Look Who’s Saying Yes, Yes, Yes In Their Messes {Win Book #3}

By | Everyday Life | 12 Comments

I wanted to introduce you to a few bloggers who are all saying Yes In Their Messes. I love this amazing community of moms who are willing to put it all out there and share their struggles, pain, and joys in their blogs. I know you will be encouraged and know your small every day yes matters so much more than you think it does. I’m giving away the 3rd book today! [Winner Announced]

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My Crazy Adoption Blog

My Hubs Shares: 2 Ways A Dad Can Say Yes

By | Everyday Life | 28 Comments

This week we are celebrating the new book release, Rhinestone Jesus by Kristen Welch. I’m so excited that my husband is sharing today his YES as a dad. When he let everything go and decided to lead us with courage, purpose and adventure…our family really starting living. His new blog series coming soon, “Real Talk In A Crazy World.” I’m giving away the 2nd book today! [Winner Announced]

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My Crazy Adoption blog

Wednesday WOW: 60 Ways to Spice Up Chicken, Mom Giveaway And A Family Lesson With Rubber Bands

By | Everyday Life, Wednesday WOW Recipes | 2 Comments

I grew up a meat-lovin’ girl and enjoyed the 5 big meats: pork, beef, chicken, turkey, and lamb! A few years ago, life took a wicked turn for me, and I became allergic to all 4-legged creatures. Now, I’m always on the look-out for delicious chicken dishes and when I found this blog post for 60 new ways to spice up boring chicken, I just had to share. Plus, a mother’s day giveaway and great family lesson with rubber bands!

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Praying through with your children

6 Ways To Help Kids Pray Through A Tough Decision

By | Everyday Life, Parenting | One Comment

We watched our teenager have really good days, and really hard days returning back home to the states. Heck, I was having good and bad days, too. It’s difficult to watch your child face uncertainties and even more difficult knowing how to help them pray through a tough decision. We challenged her to “pray through” and take the time to allow God to guide her (not us).

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Hope For Korah

How To Make 14 Men With Leprosy Feel Whole Again

By | Everyday Life, Mission-Hearted | 3 Comments

I will never forget the first time I got kissed on the lips from an old man with leprosy. I remember thinking, gosh, can I get this hideous disease from a kiss? I honestly had no idea, but, ended up getting more kisses, hugs, and hand holding all week with the most precious group of men I had ever met in my life. I was in love. For $60 a month you can sponsor a Hope For Korah Elder. Learn more here …

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crazy links I love

Weekend Crazy Links I Love

By | Everyday Life | One Comment

Just for you this weekend: Watch the sermon that rocked my world, adorable clip of two old women flying for the first time, best cleaning tips for busy moms, Jen Hatmaker shares, as well as several posts that really impacted my heart this week! I hope you enjoy and have a WONDERFUL Easter!

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