Thursday, February 24, 2011

An absolutely incredible photo journey of Ethiopia!

This is well worth your time, I promise! Julie Mikos is a photographer/friend of one of my clients.. Julie accompanied another friend and her husband as they traveled to Ethiopia to pick up their children. They also took the time to journey into typically unseen areas of the country. You will be energized, moved, and blessed by this video..

PS Sorry I couldn't find a way of posting the actual video.. only the link.

Ethiopia.. geographically vulnerable?

The Arab World

The Arab World 
Yep, that little shaded country between Sudan and Somalia.. yep, that's the one. 
Its literally surrounded by volatile, erratic dictatorships; violent uprisings: Egypt, Libya, Bahrain to name a few; civil unrest; human rights violators; genocide in Sudan on the west border; Somali pirates/murderers on the east border; human trafficking in Eritrea on the north border... Ack! 
What a mess..  so many tragedies unfolding.. but hope too. People are saying "enough!" And that is how revolutions are begun..
May we all continue to pray for the freedom and safety of millions of innocent people.. 

Asia to Nashville in less than a day!

Nashville, Tennessee.. Kim! :)

The Violet Ribbon in the Philippines!

Manila, Philippines.. Beng and Marcie!

Manila, Philippines.. Miguel!

Manila, Philippines.. Marco.!

Manila, Philippines.. Marcie!

Manila, Philippines.. Beng!
Thank you, sweet friend for the absolutely wonderful photos!!
We will definitely plan a family vacation to the Philippines once Violet joins us!! :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

125 Violet Ribbon Photos... and counting!

Stuart and I are grateful beyond belief for the kindness and love of everyone that has participated in The Violet Ribbon Project thus far.. 125 photos!?!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

But we've not reached her yet and I think the Ribbon still has many sights to see before it finally reaches Violet in Ethiopia one day (hopefully!!!) soon...
Truly each photo has been an incredible encouragement and blessing, like a gentle baby kick or flutter in my tummy.. a reminder that something is actually happening!

So please keep them coming! Maybe we can get to 200 before the end of this!? or more!


Wow I needed to read this today...

"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

I am missing our baby tremendously this morning but knowing that this verse is Truth gives me immense comfort and peace...
waiting for our day...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Twin Ribbon!

Nashville, Tennessee.. Benjamin and Henry! (just 2 weeks old and ready to meet their future next door neighbor and bestie, Violet! :)

Musical Ribbon!

St. Louis, Missouri.. Steve! (just before taking the stage with his gospel group)