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{Guest Series} Finding My Faith On The Journey of Life

By | My Life Is Crazy Too | No Comments

Going into the summer, I thought knew what that plan was. I thought that I was supposed to get a full time job, make some money, and work until school started, but God had other plans for me, which He slowly began to reveal to me, one lighted step at a time. The very moment I chose to look to Him and asked for His help, He gently reaches down to me, lifts me off the ground, dusts me off, and reaffirms to me that He has an amazing plan for my life. Read more of Alexie’s story…

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#TBT Alexie’s Story: How I Survived Being Sold for Sex Trafficking

By | Mission-Hearted, My Life Is Crazy Too | 2 Comments

My name is Alexie. My family sold me for sex trafficking, I endured severe sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, neglect, and abandonment by my own family. My family often took me to hotels and would sell me to people for sex. I was forced into pornography at a young age and the abuse happened by several family members on a weekly and often daily basis. This is my story …

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{Guest Series} A Mom’s Journey Loving Big 23 Foster Care Children

By | Adoption, My Life Is Crazy Too | 11 Comments

Foster care scared me to death! My first reaction was, “no, there is no way I can do that. I can’t love a child like my own and then say good-bye, I’d get way too attached.” Well, now three years and twenty-three children later God has shown me over and over that what He calls you to, He equips you for. “I” can’t do any of this, but He can do miraculous things when we say yes to His call. Read Laura’s amazing story…

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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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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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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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Weekend Crazy Links I Love

By | Everyday Life | 2 Comments

Crazy Links I Love is a place we can share our favorite links, blog posts, recipes, helpful tips, projects, and fundraisers- your favorite things every weekend. I want to be a cheerleader for you, a shout-out for you, and a place you can share your gifts, talents, and passions with other bloggers. If you have a favorite post or link, it’s really simple to share: Link-up your favorite posts with the Inlinkz tool. Here are a few of my favorite links this week. Let’s get this party started–>

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10 Things Every Friend Needs When They Are Hurting

By | Everyday Life | 29 Comments

The day after my son died, was the day I knew my life had changed forever. My sorrow was so overwhelming, I didn’t know what I was feeling, or what I needed, or how I would make it through. I was miserable, and I was equally miserable to be around. Despite the sorrow I was drowning in, I pushed every single friend away. I didn’t know anyone who was going through “my” pain and it was just too much work emotionally bringing anyone else in. Here are 10 things every friend needs when they are hurting…

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{Guest Story} I’m Doing It Afraid For God

By | Mission-Hearted, My Life Is Crazy Too | 7 Comments

As I walked out of the airport doors and into the hot thick air taking my first steps on Haitian soil, my first thoughts were, “I’m ACTUALLY in another country…a third-world country!” I remember being in absolute wonder and amazement by how God had even gotten me there. How God molded me and prepared me all of those years before, as well as, strengthened my parents with just the right amount of peace and comfort to cover them while I was on my first of many adventures to come. God started breaking my heart …

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What A Child Really Feels In Foster Care {A Short Film: ReMoved}

By | Adoption | 11 Comments

“It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope.” If you are a foster parent, I hope this film validates you, encourages you and inspires you on your journey. Thank you foster parents for your radical hospitality!

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{Guest Story} Praying Through for Our Miracle

By | My Life Is Crazy Too, Parenting | 6 Comments

Three years ago Reese was diagnosed with a 22 Degree curve in her spine. “Please God. Please let us hear good news today. This appointment crept up on me too fast. I really need good news here.” That was my conversation with God on our way to the appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon last week. 6 months flew by and it was time for an X-ray to assess the progression of Reese’s Scoliosis. Kerry D’Ortenzio shares her beautiful miracle to encourage you, and inspire you to pray big! You don’t want to miss THIS story …. but don’t forget your kleenex!

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