Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Scared" the book

I just finished reading this book. It is powerful. God has been getting my attention recently in many ways regarding our finances and how I use His money. I won't go into all the details, but I will tell you that I have been missing some passion in my life. I asked God just this week to give me a dream again...a passion...something to drive me to act for His kingdom in a way I did when I was pursuing the adoption of our daughters. I have a dream of another adoption...but at this time David doesn't feel called to that dream and I truly appreciate his wisdom in this matter. I needed a different dream...after finishing this book I believe God has given it to me. My new dream is to cover my fridge with photos of children all over the world sponsored by our family. It costs about $40 a month to sponsor a child...right now we sponsor two. I want to sacrifice and live so frugally that by the end of next year we have 5 photos on our fridge...3 new little lives we are affecting for the kingdom...and in 2011...3 more....If we can sponsor 3 more children a year for the next 5 years that would be 15 more children who have hope in life of medical care, education and a future in their homeland. What about you? Can you maybe sponsor 1 child today? Here are some links to consider...Compassion is one organization that I have a link to already...also,, is the organization Tom Davis works with. Won't you pray about this opportunity to be used by God? Adoption is also a wonderful option(couldn't help it, had to say knew I would)Many blessings to you all...oh, and Happy Dreaming! love, jackie sue

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pictures for fun....cause we're still alive

It has been a crazy past few months. Our road trip to Iowa was so fun...except for the drive. Vacationing in Alabama was such fun. The wedding plans continued to grow along with my todo list. Our last family vacation was over Labor Day and it was just such fun. God has been so good to us...especially regarding the wedding. It was a lot of work, but the team of friends who worked with me made it so beautiful. I owe them such a debt of gratitude. I can't promise that I will blog anymore faithfully, but I will try to keep you updated a little bit on our family. Sarah now lives across town and I am making use of her room already. Thanksgiving is just around the corner...time flies too fast. Celebrated 30 years of being a high school graduate last weekend with folks who are so dear to me. There is something about being with people who knew you way back when and remember you skinny...what a fun fun weekend. Sure hope those of you reading this are well and maybe you might even leave me a comment so I can know you stopped by. This is a tough world we live in...hope you know The One in charge of it all(and I don't mean Obama). If I didn't, I think I would just quit. Until He returns for His own, I'm gonna keep plugging away, learning and applying new things and celebrating the future I have in Him. What a future that will be! Much love, js

David celebrates a birthday
Ellie and her "jupy"(juice please)
Our first grader...Davie Doo
Our lovely bride and her super cute bridesmaids
The beautiful bride and her adorable flower girls
Sarah Jacqueline Wimberly for one more day....
the happy soon to be son-in-law, Christopher

Just a funny face from a funny girl.