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A Voice from Cabin #2

One day while preparing to head to Africa for a visit with Emma she mentioned, “Mom, we’ve wanted to take you on a safari, but you’ve never let us.  This time we won’t be taking ‘no’ for an answer. You are going! So plan on it!”  It made me smile. It’s true, I’ve been to…

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One Holy and Very Humbling Moment

Almost 18 years ago I found myself leaning against Emma and Liberty’s bedroom wall listening to Emma’s most sincere and innocent night time prayer.  Her little voice prayed totally out of the blue, “Please let me be the one you pick to go to Africa to take care of the orphans…..” In fact I opened…

My Divine Encounter

As Dw prayed with me that day, asking the Lord to place divine connections in my path, I knew that he was on to something!  This was going to be a trip like none other! My first flight went from Phoenix to Chicago with a three hour layover.  I had not flown through Chicago in…

My Last Known Fear

As I had prayed about leading the GO Team I knew the Lord had whispered that I needed to head there early, ahead of the team.   That sounded like a great idea, except for one thing.   My heart squirmed as He whispered the “early” part. Because friends, I have faced many fears and…

The Gem Shower!!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you sweet bloggy friends! The Gem Foundation Shower was such a joy! The anticipation was in the air from Gems to Nannies….the  kids loved their presents. Those who gave backpacks awhile back will be happy to know that some left from back then were used to bless these precious Gems…

The Favor

We have been talking a ton lately here at  our Place Called Simplicity about praying specifically. It is exciting how many have begun to do it and have seen God answer in amazingly crazy ways! Well here’s a powerful story to illustrate the point – and it’s been freshly added to our Memorial Box as…

One Purpose

The month of April Orphan Wares had a  Spring Cleaning Extravaganza… Those who shopped during the month of April were entered to win a  donated Gift Card to Hobby Lobby… And the winner is: Andrea E Mother’s Day Graduations Baby’s Arriving Showers Birthdays Orphan Wares  Shop With a Purpose where 100% of proceeds feed the…

We Could Use Your Help

There’s about to be a gathering together  of a sweet pile of precious gems…. and these little gems are going to be  in need of some very fun therapy tools… Mind you, this is definitely not my area of expertise,  however, being Ruby’s mommy I am learning a few terms from her therapies  and some…