Monday, July 23, 2012

Good cause

Wow!! Haven't been on here in a while! Our friends Dan and Christi Ucherek are serving in Guatemala and are raising some funds to help start up. There is a drawing for a gift basket and for $100 you get 10 entries! Check it out here!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I am not feeling very thankful today...BUT I am CHOOSING to be thankful despite my circumstances. Satan is trying to steal my joy. We had a fantastic weekend where we talked a lot about Holy Discontent. Not discontent in our lives or by what we own or are doing but discontent straight from the Holy Spirit that moves us to action. There have been several times the beginning of this week that I realize that Satan is trying to take my focus off what we learned and focus on this decaying world around us. Today is no different...
Last night, I was taking Jake out for the last time and realized that water was dripping from our light fixture in the kitchen. It is an odd thing to see water coming out of a light. It took me a second to respond and I just stared at it, hardly believing it was real. We checked above the kitchen in the bathroom but saw nothing. It started to sink in that it was probably a pipe in the floor of the bathroom. :(

Thankfully the local plumber came early this morning and I was hoping for an easy fix and on with my day. No such luck. As you can see from the pics, they are upstairs pulling up the floor. He just informed me that the leak is not by the toilet and they just carried a torch up there!!! It is suprisingly similar to the torch that they showed on the screen this weekend when talking about Holy Discontent. Oh Lord, help me to feel YOUR discontent and be CONTENT in my daily struggles!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"The Group"

Katie decided that since no one had invited us to be in an out of town group, she should just start our own! We kept telling ourselves that we weren't the "passed overs" and frequently the statement "We are winners!" was said! She did great pulling everything together and we had a great, relaxing weekend in South Haven, Michigan! Since we are such an extremely creative bunch, we are fondly calling ourselves, "the group".

Bible Study on Sat morning

Kim made fantastic homemade pizzas and we all crammed around this little table for each meal!

Apparently, we were quite riveting...

Amber brought Aiden...and Kim had Kinzy. Aren't they just delicious?!?!?

For Sunday, we visited West Bend and then traveled our separate ways! We are hoping to do a summer get together and include children. I think those pics might prove slightly more interesting! :)

Diapers and Pull Ups and Wipes, Oh my!

One of my favorite things lately is coming home and finding one of these boxes! What a blessing!
I can't believe how many diapers have come through my door! The pic doesn't even do it justice...I will spread them out once I have them all. So far, we have almost 1500 diapers, 150 Pull Ups, and 2400 wipes!!!

Thank you to all who have given!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Baby Shower

I need your help! I am hosting an evening for the Gridley girls to "shower" the Caring Pregnancy Center in Pontiac, IL with love. They are currently in need of size 3 and 4 diapers, Pull Ups and wipes. Darleta Gramm is coming tell everyone a little bit about the Center and then we are going to (hopefully) FILL UP their diaper supply room.

At the CPC, they help woman who are pregnant or are just finding out they are pregnant. The volunteers counsel these ladies and tell them about Jesus. One of the main goals, is to avoid abortion by giving some hope and help. They also give out supplies to moms in need.

A little about the diapers~
~any brand is OK.
~I am sure they would take any size if you have them but they need size 3 or 4 diapers, wipes and Pull Ups at this time.
~You can bring them to me anytime or if you want to make it easy, have them sent for FREE to my house from or and I am sure there are other sites. My address is 312 E. 4th St., Gridley IL 61744.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Another giveaway!

Apparently, I will just have a blog to tell you about all my friends who are awesome at giving stuff away! There is a new CD out that supports Loving Shepard Ministries. The Denny Meyer family from Bluffton IN will donate 100%. To win one, just go to the address below and make a comment! Good luck! (but not too good because I want to win this one!!)