Monday, November 26, 2007

Family Life Organizer

I came across this book at Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago and loved it! If you're looking for a tool that will really help you get organized and on top of things...this is it! I also think it would make a GREAT Christmas gift for any busy mom.

Find out more at

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Black Friday Shopping

Here are some GREAT websites to visit if you want to get a head start on your Black Friday shopping:

Lemme know how you do!

Any Wounded Soldier

Despite email you may have recieved recently, Walter Reed Army Medical Center cannot accept cards or packages addressed to "Any Wounded Soldier". If youd like to show your support of our servicemen and women at Christmas or any other time of year here are some websites to check out:

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Cry of the Orphan

Focus on the Family, Family Life Today and a host of other organizations committed to answering God's call to care for orphans have joined together to create the "Cry of the Orphan" awareness and action campaign. There are over 143 million orphans worldwide and with the AIDS crisis in Africa, that number is steadily growing. Please, take some time to explore the Cry of the Orphan website and pray about how God wants you to get involved in caring for these children.

The following is an excerpt from the Cry of the Orphan site and I think it very eloquently states why you and I need to get involved in this issue...

Why This Matters To God
The World's Waiting Children Matter

The numbers are staggering...More than 143 million orphans worldwide...every 14 seconds an AIDS death leaves another child orphaned...more than 800,000 children pass through America foster care system each year.

Yet, there is One who cares — our Father in heaven. Throughout the Bible, God shares his compassion, his love, and his special concern for the most vulnerable among us — the orphan. The world’s waiting children. Children with no father or mother to protect them, waiting for someone to care for them, someone to love them.

“Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother; and do not oppress the widow or the orphan…”
— Zechariah 7:9-12

The Scriptures are clear that the Lord gives the family of God the responsibility to care for the orphan's needs — to love and protect them. In fact, God's concern for orphans is so central to his plan for us here on earth that he inspired James to write: "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world," (James 1:27)

Why would God tell us that caring for orphans is "pure and undefiled religion"?

Maybe it’s because the world sees God’s heart when he works through his people to help the helpless. And maybe it’s because caring for orphans is such a perfect picture of our relationship with God. In our inability to please God in our own efforts, in our utter helplessness to initiate a relationship with him, we are more like orphans and strangers than we like to admit.

It’s time for the body of Christ to step up. The urgent needs of orphans around the world are calling the Christian community today to a radical faith. One church, one family, one person can make a difference.

Today God is stirring the hearts of his people to this incredible need and opportunity. There is a movement of an increasing number of churches and evangelical organizations worldwide who are coming together as one voice to not only raise awareness but more importantly to mobilize the body of Christ to take action on behalf of the orphan.

“Vindicate the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.”
— Psalm 82:3-4

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Anita Renfroe

You heard it on the Morning Show...Anita Renfroe's Total Momsense. Anita sings everything a mom says to her children to the tune of the William Tell Overture. Here's the video. For more fun with Anita, visit her website

Friday, November 09, 2007

Five Things You Should Never Fix

We learned a lot from our chat with Stacy Bradford from Smart Money Magazine about the gadgets in our life that are just not worth the $$ to fix. Here's a link to the complete article.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I Will Just Start!

Ever thought of starting your own business? Pam Newman from Quickbooks was on the Morning Show today and gave us some great suggestions about how to get started. Here are a few websites she recommends...

I Will Just Start!