Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thankful List

I am thankful for family.
Contact lenses
Sunny vacation places--the beach, palm trees and sand.
A faithful man who still makes me laugh--the love of my life.
Getting to see a glimpse of hard work in baseball finally pay off for Taylor, who is one of the finest men I know.
When I find totally cool clothes on a huge sale.
Italian food in general.
That I have a heritage of family that knows Christ--awesome parents, sisters and bro.
That Brian takes his day off and we have FUN.
That we found the tiny country of Burkina Faso where we plan to invest for the rest of our lives.
For the amazing people of West Ridge Church!!
That we have never walked alone because God is faithful and will never leave us.
For pre-lit trees.
For my sensitive and wildly passionate Zach whom I adore--my favorite wrestler!!
For prescription strength Secret.
For church planting families.
That heaven is free, not by our goodness but because of what Jesus did on the cross for us.
Retin A face cream
Changing seasons warm and cool.
People who know more than I do and humbly allow me to learn from them.
Our awesome staff at West Ridge.
True friends who have stuck beside us through thick and thin.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

381 spoons on their way to Africa!

381 spoons are on their way to Burkina Faso, Africa through The Burkina Kitchen Project!! Some amazing elementary school students in Georgia helped to donate spoons to a school in Burkina! We started The Kitchen Project as a part of Engage Burkina, a non-profit organization that helps the people of Burkina Faso. In this tiny west African country, 1 in 3.4 children die before the age of 10 because they do not have food or clean water. Engage Burkina is helping to dig wells, plant churches, provide sanitary conditions and education for the amazing people who live in these villages. If you are interested in donating to the Kitchen Project, you can easily give online through PayPal at