Thursday, June 23, 2011

My take

I posted this article yesterday, but I believe it deserves another post. 

I have been really pondering it and praying about how I feel about this article. 

This is a really touchy subject.

Most of my family and friends are Christians.

And most have not adopted. 

Most of them feel like it's a great thing that we are doing. And are very supportive. 

But most will never go on to adopt. 

A lot have thought about it. 

But there are reasons why they either can't or wont. 

I don't want to get up on a soapbox and declare that you aren't "christian enough" if you don't adopt. I don't think that way at all.

But I do want to bring light to this. 

Christians are called to care for orphans and widows.


We are all called. 

And there are many ways to do that. 

One is adoption. 

Christians should consider it. 

Pray and ask God if adoption is a way that you can obey the command to care. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Something to think about....

An interesting article,

Christians should put up or shut up......

What do you think? 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The forgotten fathers

As we celebrated the special daddy in our house today, I was hit with a thought. 

We have a special day for Daddy's. We make them breakfast, we give them gifts, we praise them.....

My sweet hubby with the girls and friends on Easter

But I believe that we easily forget some of men we most need to honor. 

What about the dads whose children live in heaven? 

What about the dads who are waiting for their children to come home through adoption? 

What about the other half of the infertile couple who is desperately longing to be a daddy? 

We are quick to support the women in these situations. 

But because of their tough exterior, sometimes we gloss over these special daddies. 

We can't forget these daddies. 
We need to reach out and honor them. 
Even if it's just a word of acknowledgement. 

To my hubby today.....

"I am so thankful for you. And I know that's its difficult not to have all of your children here with you for Father's Day. I know you long for the day you will see your first born son again. I know that you long for the day when you have all of your children under one roof instead of across an ocean. 
I love you and I am praying for you."

Friday, June 17, 2011

Simply Love and Man Up for orphans!!!

We now have these in stock and ready to ship!!!

$25 shipped 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Featured at Filled With Praise

We are being featured today at Filled With Praise!!

This is a precious adoptive momma who has a heart for adoptive families who are raising money for their adoption.

Every week she features a different family, and today it's us!!

Filled With Praise

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Class of 2011

This post is to honor the graduates of 2011. 

Especially the one in our family. 

We are heading to Boston tomorrow to celebrate my youngest sister's high school graduation. 

I have to brag a little because she is graduating with honors and will be going to a great college on a swim scholarship. 

Go Erica!!! 

We are so proud of all of your hard work   

Vote for The Brown Brigade. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I refuse

Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

To stand and watch the weary and lost
Cry out for help
I refuse to turn my back
And try and act like all is well

I refuse to stay unchanged
To wait another day, to die to myself
I refuse to make one more excuse

-I refuse, by Josh Wilson

Please vote for The Brown Brigade

Monday, June 6, 2011

Try coffee from around the world and support our adoption!!

Just Love Coffee is running a special promotion for fundraising families for the month of June. We have the opportunity to earn and extra $130 in funds!!! Please check out all of the different varieties. Even organic!

African Skies (Fair Trade) 13oz.

Please vote for The Brown Brigade!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The top 25

There's a contest going on.

The top 25 adoption blogs. 

Our goal is to raise awareness for orphans, get folks involved and get our babies home at the same time. 

So the favor is, please vote for The Brown Brigade.

Every day from now through June 21st, you can vote. Once a day. Just a few seconds of your time. 

And please tell your friends. Facebook about it, tweet, blog, etc 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The perfect Father's Day present!!!!

Man up for Father's Day!!

$25 shipped within the US