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Charity

Things you shouldn’t say to a boy growing out his hair to donate.

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  Two years ago my son’s life was forever changed.  A friend was diagnosed with cancer. I remember the prayer requests, the “I am sure it is nothing” reassurances, and…

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Join Marvel Studios Hero Acts in donating to Save the Children

Marvel Studios Hero Acts

Friends, I have a favor to ask of you before the year comes to an end.  I don’t know about you, but I need to pour a little bit more…

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That Time We Volunteered at Ronald McDonald House

So I like to share little miracles we see from time to time.  Harry and I go through life sometimes wondering if we are legitimately screwing up everything we touch,…

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Noonday Jewelry for good – one friend’s story about how she is helping an orphan she never met!

I have a few friends who sell Noonday Jewelry.  It’s beautiful and looks like something you might see in an Anthropolgie window.  I love Noonday because it is well made…

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Christmas Giving ideas from Outside the Bowl

Thank you to my friend Nicole for sharing some Christmas Giving ideas from Outside the Bowl.  Outside the Bowl is a charity that is very close to our family’s hearts. …

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Outside the Bowl and Adoration Christian Centre

A huge thank you to Nicole from Outside the Bowl for sharing this guest post with us.  She is sharing how Outside the Bowl and Adoration Christian Centre is helping…

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First of all, we kind of fell into Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month and I love to use this space of mine to share stories from time to time of families that choose to Foster and/or…

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CAUSEBOX by Sevenly

I was recently introduced to a new subscription box that is so up my alley I just can’t even stand it.  CAUSEBOX by Sevenly is a new quarterly subscription box…

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Trees Grow Opportunity : Root 7 campaign

Today Becky is here to share about the Root 7 Campaign with Plat with Purpose. It was the closest that we had been to the beach all week. The sound…

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Outside The Bowl – feeding the body and soul

Today’s guest post is special for Good Friday.  Today my friend Debra, cofounder of the ministry Outside The Bowl is sharing about the work that they are doing all over…

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Gifts that Give Back – Fair Trade, Made in the USA, Environmentally & Socially Conscious Gift Guide

Are you looking for a couple gifts that give back and are socially conscious?  I have compiled a socially aware gift guide with just a couple options!  I hope that…

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Show Hope : Meet Ryker this Orphan Sunday

My friends over at Show Hope wanted to share about a little boy in their care on this Orphan Sunday. Please read about Ryker who needs a family of his…

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Start an Adoption Fund At Your Church

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Today we have a guest post from Lifesong for Orphans. Lifesong for Orphans offers many adoption resources and today they are going to help with tips on how to start…

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Amazon Affiliate Adoption Fundraiser : Video Tutorial to Set up your account!

amazon affilliates tutorial

So a couple months ago I finally published “How to Afford Adoption…” as well as “30+ Fundraising Ideas for your Adoption” and I really thought it wouldn’t be that popular. …

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Education for Kids Around the World : Plant with Purpose

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This is a guest post from Plant with Purpose   The seasons are changing all too quickly. In July I was shocked to see stores discounting their summer wares and…

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Show Hope : Waiting Child Spotlight

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The following post is a Waiting Child spotlight brought to you by my friends at Show Hope, a non profit adoption grant organization.  The child featured is waiting for a…

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Summer Book Club : 7 and Interrupted

We are in kind of the world’s best church small group.  Most groups from our church will meet together once a week and talk about the sermon and will typically…

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Adoption Fundraising Ideas

Adoption Fundraising ideas

How to Afford Adoption was nearly a year in the making so I decided I should probably break it up a bit!  In the first Affording Adoption Article I shared…

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Fost Adopt : One family’s story

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month.  To celebrate I asked readers to share their Foster to adoption stories.  Our family is formed through adoption, but we only really have two…

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“Adoption is Trendy” is not a thing.

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It’s always interesting to me the reaction our family gets over the years when strangers realize we are an adoptive family.   With one adopted from Russia through Inter Country…

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Charity

Our family is always looking for ways to make the world a better place!  I will sometimes share some of my favorite charities here.  We love to support charities that help aid in the orphan crisis and promote adoption awareness, prevention, and normalization.  Charity can be big or small, but we feel it is important to teach our children to look outside of ourselves and find ways to help as much as we can.  We feel charity is our greatest calling.  If you would like to guest post about your charity please contact us about guest blogging!  At least one Sunday a month we like to feature guest bloggers from charities – we like to focus on charities that help specifically with vulnerable children – in the United States and abroad.  Please contact us through the link provided above!