The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Thursday, December 24, 2009


We're having such a fun and busy Christmas and I hope you all are too! I don't at all want to put a damper on all of the Christmas fun, shopping and celebration, because that is such a special part of the holiday! This video I am posting is not to make us feel bad, but I just thought is was so poignant and really has made me think about the true meaning of the holiday and to also rethink my spending!
My sister in law, Susanna, works as a writer for Living Water International, (click on post title above to go to their website) , which is a ministry that builds wells for fresh water for people in need world wide! Watch this video, it will change they way you think about Christmas shopping. Every year, I am striving to spend a little less on indulging ourselves in many gifts. I'm still working on it and getting better, but still find myself overspending, ugh! I hope I can continue to improve in my choices and keep giving to those in need! Please take 2 minutes to watch this video-(sorry- you'll have to first scroll down to the bottom of this page and pause my blog music, then begin the video to hear the audio!)



  1. I absolutely LOVE your blog and what you are all about!
    I'm a new follower! :)

  2. WOO HOO Advent Conspiracy! Loved your video. I was telling my DH, actually reading it outloud as each slide popped up and told him it sounds like "Advent Conspiracy" and then BAM - there were the words. . .We absolutely participate in Advent Conspiracy and actually started "Project Keep it Flowing" for our church that provides necessities and always H20 to those on the streets of our city. This past season we raised over $4,000 dollars which is great for our small church and were able to bring duffel bags filled with brand new 30 degree sleeping bags, water bottles to be reused, hand sanitizer, gloves, hats, socks, scarves, food, and tarps!!! So encouraging to see others serving Our Heavenly Father - to be united across the miles, to be showing others they are worthy, and that they are loved!!! The power of His love and His pressence is incredible! He is good, He is great. . .Peace, Your Sister in Christ

  3. What a beautiful family you have. I love your blog. My children came to me through the miracle of adoption also.


Many hungry children near the boarder of Myanmar and Thailand-click on photo