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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Everything is BIGGER AND BETTER in Teeexas ... Together for Adoption Conference


After I catch up on all my kisses and hugs from my kids, I will give you a big ole update from TX ... I will leave you w/ a few teasers ...

Met some amazing friends
I am wondering if DALLAS is a person or a city ??
147 Speeding Ticket
Why does AUSTIN want to be its own state
AMAZING ADOPTION STORIES
Pulling new friends from the crowd to help run the 147 booth
Number of Orphans in the world debate
blessed by Aaron Ivey's music
Karen Purvis !!!!!
Foster Care (processing it)
Plane Ride home with woman in front of me literally gassing on me the whole HR !!
giggles and tears !!!

And if God is the father to the fatherless then the church must be the MOTHER ... time to step up churches in the UNTIED STATES and care for the orphans of the world, they are counting on us !!!!

10 kind words.:

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Can't wait to hear more :)

**Heidi** said...

Yep....you have sparked my curiosity...looking forward to the blog posts ;0) Foster care is difficult, full of a whole range of emotions and confusing/frustrating!

Christy. said...

Hi!

I follow your blog through Emily Alexander, I LOVE your 147 million gear!

I am working with an amazing non-profit. This Christmas, Perpetual Change (theperpetualchange.me) is going to be opening an Etsy store from November 15-December 15 to raise money for a country near and dear to our hearts, Ethiopia. Please go to the website and check out the amazing things that are being done to help the children of Ethiopia.

Here is where you come in… For the month of October we will be collecting donated items to be sold on our Etsy site. Your donated item would go on our Etsy site for the price that you sell it for on your site and in the description your Etsy site would be listed, which will be great advertisement for you. The money we make from the sale of your item will go directly into helping Perpetual Change make a difference.

We would love to have you consider participating in this beautiful opportunity to tangibly help children in need. Please contact me at cgladheim@gmail.com if you have any questions.

You can mail your items to:
Perpetual Change
c/o Christy Gladheim
22297 SW Fisk Terrace
Sherwood, OR 97104

Please include in your package, or in an email, the price you would like your donated item to sell for and the description you would like listed on our Etsy site.

Thank you for your support,
Christy Gladheim for Perpetual Change

Kim said...

Cannot wait to hear more about the lessons learned from my childhood hometown of Austin, TX!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Jennifer said...

Never thought about the church being the mother (since we are the bride of Christ after all--we have to be the mother to the fatherless)....I LOVE IT..and reposted that part on fb....we have got alot of nurturing and loving to do:) Jennifer
www.oursweetleap.blogspot.com

Erica said...

Great post. Totally laughed about your ride home. Sounds like one leg of mine. Horrible. Loved hanging with you. That last quote you just wrote is exactly the first thing I told my husband when I got home. Great stuff. Love you sista.

Lyndsay said...

It was so awesome meeting you girls this weekend. Getting ready to order the book you suggested!

Andrea said...

Looking forward to reading more!!

The Hull's at #4 said...

Gwen,

Loved meeting you and hugging your neck! Such a crazy world that we can be total strangers, but instant friends through the blog world. Bless you guys for all you do!

Jeni said...

Wondering what your thoughts were on the foster care part of the conference. I would have like to have been there. I wasn't quite ready to leave our 7 month old foster baby to come.