March for Life – Washington DC

Carl and I had the privilege of being able to attend the 44th March for Life in Washington D.C. last Friday.  It was such an honor to walk among hundreds of thousands of people all rallying for the same thing – Life!

When Carl and I talk about our legacy, we want to teach our children a comprehensive view of life from conception to death.  This means loving our neighbors well.

Who is my neighbor?

It is the exchange student who has lived here in St. Cloud  for years and never been in an American home.

It is the single Dad asking us to help raise his daughter.

It is the single mom who has nowhere to take her children for Christmas Eve.

It is the Vietnam Vet who needs a listening ear in the middle of the night.

It is mom who just had a baby and needs encouragement.

It is helping my friends who adopted out of the foster care system.

It is college students needing to feel connected with something bigger than themselves.

It is working super hard as a family at the Calvary Orphan Ministry Garage Sale in order to send that money to local and international organizations to help support adoption and prevent orphans.

and the list could on and on and it will continue to go on and on as we press into hard places.

This has taken intentionality on our part.  It takes listening to the Holy Spirit and acting on it. I want to live with a world view that loves the Lord my God with all my heart and loves my neighbor as myself.

Will I do this perfectly? No, of course not.  But God’s grace is bigger than my failings and I am grateful for my Father’s lavish love.

 

Adie Quiz

I asked Adie to answer these questions about me.

1.  What is something I say a lot?   It’s too loud in here…calm down

2. What makes me happy? When Dad scratches your back.

3. What makes me sad? When Dad have to go for a very long time

4. How tall am I? 5’6

5. How old am I? 36 or 37

6.  What’s my favorite thing to do? read

7. What makes me proud of you? When I write songs.

8. What’s my favorite food? Sweet and Sour Chicken

9.  Do I have a favorite child? No

10.  If I could go anywhere, where would it be? California

11. Could you live without me? No

12.  What’s my favorite song? Ones that I write.

13.  How do you annoy me? When I complain while doing school.

14.  What’s my favorite movie? McFarland USA

15. Who is my best friend? Sarah Hebert

16. Where was I born? Montana …no South Dakota?

17.  What is my favorite TV show? Hmmm…You don’t like TV.

18. What scares me? Satan

19. Who do I have a crush on? Daddy

20. How do you describe me? patient

Titus Quiz

I asked Titus to answer these questions about me.

1.  What is something I say a lot?  Clean up

2. What makes me happy? When we say, “I bless you.”

3. What makes me sad? When I dumped gallons of honey on the floor.

4. How tall am I? 5’8

5. How old am I? 37

6.  What’s my favorite thing to do? Play with friends

7. What makes me proud of you? When I say, “I bless you.”

8. What’s my favorite food? Chicken Tortilla Soup

9.  Do I have a favorite child? No

10.  If I could go anywhere, where would it be? Colorado

11. Could you live without me? No

12.  What’s my favorite song? Lord I Need You

13.  How do you annoy me? By forgetting to do my chores

14.  What’s my favorite movie? Zootopia

15. Who is my best friend? Krista

16. Where was I born? North Dakota…No not that….Sauk Centre

17.  What is my favorite TV show? You don’t have one

18. What scares me? Satan

19. Who do I have a crush on? Dad

20. How do you describe me? As a mom…You are kind

Last night….

Last night as a 9 year old. (Confession: we took this picture the morning of her birthday)