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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Kids Clothing, T-shirts, God Moments, and a Book Review

Stephanie is an artist (like so many of you other seamstresses) ... Here is what I love ... She is paperchasing to China and raising her funds by sowing amazing children's outfits and yet still bought one of my shirts ... It is so God how He placed in our hearts the desire to help one another, to love one another, and to pray for one another ... To be honest there have been so many prayer needs over the last year in the blog world I get them confused as I am praying and trying to explain them to my children, but the glorious thing is GOD NEVER DOES GET CONFUSED ... He knows all our needs ...

I HAVE SOLD OVER 60 OF THE 100 SHIRTS ... Praise the Lord ... I ordered another 100 and I am heading to the post office right now w/ some of the orders ... Thanks for those of you who have done post and helping me share this ... It is a long way to $30,000 to bring home A/J, but the money part never scares me ... GOD WILL FUND WHAT HE FAVORS (stole that saying from my fabulous husband) ...

Other God news that I told you was coming ...

Cade is home and recovering well from his eye surgery ... Carlee (my best friend for over 11 years) is an amazing mother and has walked this journey all BY FAITH ...Cade has had more surgerys than I can count and he is about to be 3 years old .. He is a true WARRIOR ...

For privacy reasons this may sound sketchy, but I got a call about a baby that will be born in the summer and in DESPERATE need of a home ... I was directed to this amaizng family (thru a blog) and now this family is pursuing this child ... From the moment I got the call I knew it was all God ordained ...

Also, got a call from a small adoption agency in Arkansas Thursday that has an 11 day old baby waiting in interim care ... Again, God directed me to some sweet waiting families and I contacted them and they are proceeding to see if this is their child ...

Spoke w/ Katie this week and the things happening in Uganda can't be explained by anything other than the Lord ... I am so thankful for all who have posted about her, praying for her, and helping financially ...

This is just the tip of what God is allowing us to be a part of ... I am hearing Him clearer w/ each step ... I will do a book review of CRAZY LOVE by Francis Chan soon ... This book is hardcore truth and a call to action ... here is a quote from the book that is sticking to my soul that Emily pointed out to me, "THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WHEN OUR LIVES MAKE SENSE TO UNBELIEVERS." I mean can you get your head around that ???

Setting up a work day for the book very soon and getting it ready for publisher ... SERIOUSLY getting excited about what the book can do for those waiting, for those thinking of adopting, and as a beautiful relfection of the many journeys families have already taken ... SO PUMPED !!

Again, this was a lot of random different things, but I know you all GET ME now and expect that there are days when I just need to empty my head plus I love sharing w/ you !!!!


Love You All ...

25 kind words.:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

You are truly amazing..
I have my post ready to put up tomorrow..
To day is Nick's bday.. so want to give my baby boy his time..
You know my feelings toward you my friend..
You are just AMAZING..
I LOVE these shirts..
HUGS..
Have a great weekend..

Cheryl said...

Wow! I LOVE reading about all that God is doing through His faithful children! It blesses my heart over and over! He is AWESOME!!

I have read "Crazy Love"... it was one of those in your face, can't deny the truth spoken, get your butt in gear kind of books! :)

I'm looking forward to your book... knowing that lives will be touched and changed by reading it... for His glory!

Laura said...

I've added your info to my sidebar and I just ordered my t-shirt!!!

Kristy said...

Gwen not random....everything that comes from you is always so heartfelt.

Love, Kristy

emily said...

Finished the book this am- man, oh man. Can't wait to see how He reveals to each of what to do with it! So happy to have you as a Crazy friend. :) What a gift!

Avery really wants a shirt- anyway you will print on kid sizes?? :)

Leigh Ann said...

Congrats on the shirt sales...and thanks for the updates. Love and miss you...sorry we couldn't get together this trip, maybe next one:)

Can't wait for the book!

Diane and family :) said...

That's the reason we love ya'.....we actually do get you:)!!! I'm sitting here, in my laundry room....where else:)? AND getting so excited with each new paragraph!!!

Praising our Father with you today for adopting each and every one of us into His Family. I do call that pure JOY to stand with you, Gwen, in the Body of Christ!!!

Thanks for always brightening and enlightening........blessings upon blessings!!

Kim K. said...

You energy level continues to amaze and inspire me, Gwen. Thinking and praying for all your wonderful missions. Love ya!!

Brenda said...

Bought my tshirt and will add the Tshirt link to my blog :) And you can count me in for the book sale too!! I will get my broken jewelry in the mail...I didn't get it done yet..yikes!!

Brenda said...

Bought my tshirt and will add the Tshirt link to my blog :) And you can count me in for the book sale too!! I will get my broken jewelry in the mail...I didn't get it done yet..yikes!!

Erica said...

Beautiful post friend. Amazing to watch our God at work. I think I need to get that book.

jennifer said...

Hey girl, I LOVE the shirts! I just tried to order one, but something was wacky with the paypal thingy. Probably my computer, it's been going crazy. I'll try again a little later.

OH MY #6 said...

Gwen,

I would love to purchase a shirt. Would you mail it to Toronto?

Lea
xo

OH MY #6 said...

I tried to do my purchase but the PAYPAL seems to be acting up. I will try tomorrow again.

Lea

Kristy said...

Gwen I put your T shirt badge on my sidebar and I just wanted you to know that I sure hope it helps bring Abigail and Joseph home.
God bless all of you.

Love, Kristy

Tina said...

Gwen... you are simply amazing.
Tina

April said...

Gwen...first thank you so much for praying for sweet Abby, our family has also joined the thousands praying for her...loved your post, and how great for the families that were led to their children through you....Love ya sister...

Jewels of My Heart said...

WOW! Just amazing..... so many things where you can see the hand of God moving....
Thank you so much for sharing... I love how He is using your family.... how you are saying... "Yes, Lord" and He works through you and blesses us all...
To God be the glory.
I love you my sister in Christ Jesus..... I can't wait for the day when A and J are in their family's arms!
God's Speed

Kristi J said...

HEy, I just posted me wearing your shirt...hope this brings some new customers :) still no news today, kj

Jillienne said...

Hi, we are using Children's House International out of Washington D.C. This is our second time with them and I am very pleased still. I really like the state-side workers and the in-country staff is absolutely amazing! If you have any questions I would be happy to try and answer them.
bjmiker @ gmail.com

Can't wait to get my shirt!

Carolynn and Steve said...

Gwen,
Just ordered a shirt...they're amazing.
I didn't include extra for postage...if I need to send that along, please let me know.
Thank you for the heads up on the book...I will def. check it out.
Blessings...

aandbruston said...

I just wanted to say thanks for the great shirt! I got it today and I love it!!
Amy Ruston

Kim said...

I so GET IT! Love the post and praise God for all He is doing through you. It gives me chills. Cannot wait to attend your study of Crazy Love! Ordered my t-shirt and copy of CL today! Love & Blessings, Kim

Terri Fisher said...

Hi! I just found your blog...what an amazing journey you are on with your family! We have two adopted and two bio sons, and are in the process of adopting a daughter from Taiwan. I LOVE your t-shirt design and will be ordering one as soon as I'm done here. Thanks for being an advocate for the orphans, and I'll be following your journey to Africa!

Terri Fisher

Terri said...

The shirts are so cute, I got mine ordered & I will put your T-shirt badge on tonight & maybe that will make me update our blog. I am such a slacker when it comes to our blog.

Thanks again & your posts are always so uplifting & you have so much love to give. I can't wait to read the book, I will be your first buyer!!!!