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My Crazy Adoption Blog/Kari Gibson

{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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Crazy Links I Love: My Crazy Adoption blog

Weekend Crazy Links I Love

By | Everyday Life | 3 Comments

I love sharing links I love. I love sharing your links you love. This new weekly series, Crazy Links I Love will be a place you can share your best links, posts, recipes, helpful tips, projects, 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. You can also connect with me personally with an email. It’s really simple to share: Link-up your favorite links with the Inlinkz tool at the end of the post. Let’s get this party started… check out my favorite links this week!

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crazy links i love- Roger

Weekend Crazy Links I Love

By | Everyday Life | No Comments

I love sharing links I love. I love sharing your links you love. This new series, Crazy Links I Love will be a place you can share your best links, posts, recipes, helpful tips, projects, fundraisers … your favorite things. 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. It’s really simple to share: Link-up your favorite links with the Inlinkz tool. Let’s get this party started … this week, Simply Love tees for sale and Tea Collection links.

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Kari Smalley Gibson blog

Are You Ready To Get Crazy on My Crazy Adoption Blog?

By | Adoption, Everyday Life, Mission-Hearted, MommyHood, Orphan Care | 17 Comments

This year brings big changes in my life with homeschooling, writing a book, juggling mommyhood, serving locally, and all the crazy stuff in-between that comes with a new God-adventure. A few months ago, a dear friend gave My Crazy Adoption blog a beautiful transformation from top to bottom and made things easier for you, my faithful readers to find current posts, as well as collected topics from the past six years of blogging about parenting, adoption, orphan care, and missions while our family served and loved big living in Ethiopia, Haiti, and Nicaragua.

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3 Toughest Adjustments With Change

By | Everyday Life, MommyHood | 45 Comments

I have committed the ultimate blog sin and have been on a blogging hiatus for the past few weeks. I have been MIA and every day feeling the tug in my heart to share with you the reason. So here it goes, I have been feeling the impact of major change in every area of my life. Everything has changed. It’s been overwhelming and it’s time to let you know and seek wisdom and advice and prayer. Also, I have some really big news ….

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What really happens when we give extravagant love?

By | Adoption, Mission-Hearted, MommyHood, Orphan Care | 3 Comments

One of the most beautiful stories of love in scripture is when Mary washed the feet of Jesus with her (really) expensive perfume and her hair. I’m sure everyone in the room was shocked beyond belief by her behavior. Culturally, this was unheard of and unacceptable. She was judged, ridiculed, misunderstood, and even mocked. Mary’s behavior to others was … well, just a little crazy.

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Adoption Blog

{Missions Guest} One friday morning

By | Mission-Hearted, My Life Is Crazy Too | 6 Comments

In the last few years I have been stretched, pulled and sometimes pushed to go outside my comfort zone.  This morning proved to be no different in my daily walk to live my life in abandon to where God wants me to serve.  What was different about this morning is that God wanted me to see with my own eyes some of the hurt and brokenness that resides outside the comforts of my suburban life.

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Wynne Elder and Kari Gibson

My crazy friend Wynne is changing the world

By | Adoption, My Life Is Crazy Too | 21 Comments

Hi My Crazy Adoption readers! My name is Wynne Elder + I blog over on Gloriously Ruined and I am so excited to be with you today! I have had the crazy honor and privilege to get to know “mama kiki” as we served alongside of each other for 2 months in Ethiopia last summer, and let me just tell you – she is just as amazing “in real life” as she is on her awesome blog.

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My shout out for Visiting Orphan’s new promo video

By | Mission-Hearted, Videos | 6 Comments

It’s been an adventure partnering as a blogger with Visiting Orphans Ministry for the past five years. They have been a key part of changing the life-passion of our family serving short term mission teams all over the world. We are grateful for their fervent passion, guidance, and training others to lead and share the gospel as we love big on the fatherless. I’m confident to say, without the relationship Roger and I have with Visiting Orphans, we wouldn’t be where we are today serving missions in a radical way.

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{Missions} Guest: Living radical obedience in Mozambique

By | Adoption, Mission-Hearted, My Life Is Crazy Too | 3 Comments

Catarina. The sweet baby girl who got me. The little girl who made orphans in Africa my problem, too. I had floated by my 21 years knowing about the “orphan problem” but also knowing that I, in my smallness, could really do nothing about it. It took a lot of arguing (on my part), before I finally decided to obey, and answer the call God had put in my heart years before.

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New blog, best days, and the countdown to say goodbye

By | Mission-Hearted, MommyHood | 7 Comments

Welcome to the NEW My Crazy Adoption blog. The new site is designed specifically to help you explore the joys and craziness of mommyhood, read news about adoption, share humanitarian projects for orphan care, inspire you to find your mission, and celebrate life in a radical way. I want this to be an inspiring place you can visit and engage as a reader to grow as moms with a purpose to be world changers.

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Egg heads, building teams, and being grateful for the small things

By | MommyHood | 8 Comments

We are wrapping up another week serving mission teams at Hope Central. They are coming fast and furious. The village of Mateare (are you falling in love yet?) is buzzing with daily building activity and priceless family time as they study the Word of God with teams. I love watching the Nicas and Gringos working side by side, heart to heart. I am grateful to be a tiny part of watching change happen and pouring into the people of Nicaragua the past few months.

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