Friday, June 21, 2013

Her letters make me smile

Her letters always make us smile.

This one made me realize I've never sent her a picture of my husband and me together, just the two of us, with an explanation that we are husband and wife. 


Look through the different countries and ages.

Look at the children that have been waiting a long time to be sponsored.

Look through the blog posts of the Nicaragua team. Have tissue handy.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Contest and Compassion

This is an exciting day for Compassion. A group of bloggers are taking Nicaragua by storm. Well, I hope there are no storms, but you know what I mean.

Follow their adventures.

And, an extra bonus for this Compassion blog trip:


You can win books! I LOVE books.

Nine books make up the prize package:
  1. Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family by Christy Jordan
  2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond
  3. Saving Savvy: Smart and Easy Ways to Cut Your Spending in Half and Raise Your Standard of Living…and Giving by Kelly Hancock
  4. A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon by Sophie Hudson
  5. Mended by Angie Smith
  6. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
  7. Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn’t Show Up the Way You Thought He Would? by Pete Wilson
  8. Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider
  9. Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn by Melanie Shankle

The contest ends on Thursday, June 20th at 4 p.m. MT. The winners will be announced during a Twitter chat at 7 pm ET (that would be 6 pm CT). Follow #CompassionBloggers for the Twitter chat.

So, follow along. There are going to be some great stories come out of this trip. And some beautiful photography. I'm looking forward to seeing what Keely Marie Scott comes up with.