Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Super busy

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, we have been super busy this Holiday season, but never fear there will be lots of pics to come and we get to hang out with these GREAT people for New Years!  So look out!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!

From Our Family to Yours

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Narcissistic Church

This is an interesting post from Ed Bahler's blog. What do you think?

YouTube. MySpace. And, of course, iPod, iTunes, iMac, and iPhone.
If there is a theme to our day, it’s that “it’s all about me.” The technical term is narcissism. In Greek mythology, Narcissus is the character who, upon passing his reflection in the water, becomes so enamored with himself that he devotes the rest of his life to his own reflection. From this we get our term “narcissism,” the preoccupation with self.
We follow a Savior who said, “I did not come to be served, but to serve;” “Whoever wants to be great among us, must become the slave of all;” and then bowed in submission to the Father Himself and said, “Not my will, but yours.”
Yet a spiritual narcissism has invaded our thinking where the individual needs and desires of the Believer become the center of attention.
Have you ever heard the way we talk?
“I want to go where I’m fed” or “I need to be ministered to” rolls off our tongues without even blushing. We walk out of a worship service and say, “I didn’t get anything out of it” as if worship was about what we received rather than what we gave to God.
And it’s killing the church, blinding our vision, paralyzing our mission, and muting our voice.
But is it simply a reflection of a narcissistic culture? Or could it be something we secretly feed ourselves?
Then it’s not about whether you are fed, but whether or not you have learned to feed yourself and, best of all, feed others.
Then it’s not about whether you are ministered to, but whether you are, yourself, a minister to others.
Then it’s not about whether you got anything out of the service, but whether you gave God anything of service.
And that is a church that has died to itself enough to….live.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Can not Forget!!!!

Lately this has been in my heart......

If you say, "Surley we did not know this", Does not He who weighs the heart consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?And will He not render to each man according to his deeds? Proverbs 24:12

How can we have seen and heard and forget......There are people in need and we need to help! I dont know about you, but there is not a day that gose by that I do not remember the things that i have seen and heard. My heart breacks for the poor, the needy, the orphans...we need to do something and there is no way that I can forget.

I read this on Shaun Groves blog and thought it was interesting......what do you think?

'How strange is it that multi-million dollar buildings are constructed for the worship of a God who came to earth as a poor homeless man? And that millions are spent to celebrate His birth?'

'Im not willing to say it’s wrong (today). But it’s at the very least ironic don’t you think"

Steve also told me that Best Buy makes 43 Million dollars in profit just with unused gift cards...43 million!!!!! What a waste!

Lets make a diffrence!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Small group Christmas party!!!!

Small Group Christmas Party in Pics,,,,Enjoy!

Thats My Man!!!

Ross and Erin came all decked out in there holiday apparel, but I totally did not get a pic......it was Hilarious

Monday, December 15, 2008

"From Ashes to Africa" By the Bottomly's

Our Great friends the Bottomly's wrote a book about there journey to and through the adoption of there son Silas. I have had the privilege to read the first few chapters and let me tell you it will be worth your time. So go buy the book here and cuttle up with a hot cup of Gobena Coffee and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ethiopian girl

This girl is Ethiopian and has an amazing voice check her out.................


I am writing you this little note on my brand spankin new mac !!!!!!!! Yep that's right I have joined the following.....Mac all they way!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Keep up the good work!!!!!!

Thank you to all our Gobena costumers.........you are making a difference in an orphans life!
Keep the orders coming......and Thank You!!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Family Thanksgiving......

A Sneck peek into our Family Thanksgiving.....Enjoy

Friday, December 5, 2008


Eva is very Thankful for a cousin from the same Country (Ethiopia) and the same orphanage as her.....actually they were in the same room in the same orphanage, but at different times. They have made the same journey from a far off place and ended up in the same family.....I LOVE YOU HOPIE.....LOVE EVA

Thursday, December 4, 2008

SO back in Nov. was Eli's birthday and i am just now getting around to posting the big day.....first we picked up Miles one of the boys best friends and went to have pizza.....Sarah and Mike and Carys joined as well.....then off to see Madagascar2. This is special movie because we where in Colombia when the first one came out and we went to go see it in Spanish. Then for the second one, opening night was on his birthday.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Decor'

We take pictures of the kids each year and put it in a frame and that is our tree ornaments

Do you have any special or do anything special for your tree ornaments?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008