Steven Curtis Chapman – An Inspiring Musician

Today I would liSteven-Curtis-Chapman-fundraiserke to highlight inspiring Christian musician, Steven Curtis Chapman.  Many of you may be familiar with his music, which is awesome, but you may not know about his work in the world of adoption.  One of the reason we initially sought out the adoption agency Bethany Christian Services, that eventually brought us our youngest daughter, was because I  read that Steven Curtis Chapman had used this agency.  He and his wife Mary Beth are strong advocates for adoption and started a charity organization called Show Hope (formerly called Shaohannah’s Hope).  One of the many things Show Hope does to help orphans, is to offer grants to families that might not otherwise be able to adopt.  Show Hope has expanded to provide surgeries and medical care to special needs orphans and works with churches in setting up their own adoption funds. [Read more…]

Inspirations to Think About!

Lemons and sugar Inspiration

I was looking for something else in my Word documents and came across this that I had saved a long time ago. This was sent to me years ago by my sister Jen…don’t know why…maybe to sit there in my documents until this blog was created so I could pass on these few words of wisdom and inspiration to our lovely audience!! Hope you find something useful!!

 

LEMONS and SUGAR 

This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it every day.
You may not realize it, but it’s 100% true.

1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. You are special and unique.

8. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.

9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.

11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

And always remember….
when life hands you Lemons,
ask for Sugar and call me over!

Good friends are like stars.
You don’t always see them,
But you know they are always there.

 

‘Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though
Sometimes It’s Hell in the Hallway’

I would rather have one rose and a kind word
from a friend while I’m here
than a whole truckload when I’m gone.

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Life keeps You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going

Blessings!!

Julie