Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Run for Compassion

For the past several years, my family and I have been involved in a pretty cool project called Run for Compassion. Our friends, the Bacak's, put it on every year to raise money for Compassion International, specifically for children in Ghana. Check out what Compassion and my friend, Jenn, have to say:

Sponsoring children in need is breaking the cycle of poverty 

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Compassion International continues to get the highest ratings from Charity Navigator. Today, Compassion helps more than 1 million children in 25 countries.

The Race:

You can. You and your whole family.
If you’re a runner, then you will enjoy this race. You will enjoy our clearly marked route with friendly route directors, and our race atmosphere. This year, we will have chip timing. And there will be prizes. Who doesn’t love prizes?
If you’re not a runner, here’s what I want you to know:
If you’ve never run before, you CAN do it! (See the Couch to 5K training schedule.)
But you’re welcome to walk, or even crawl, across the finish line. I’ll stay as long as it takes you to finish.
And I’ll cheer you on!
This is an event for everyone. And isn’t it time? It’s time for you to accomplish more than you thought you could. It’s time for you encourage others to do the same.
So start training! You might feel like you’re going to die…I know that feeling well…but I have been deeply changed by becoming a runner. Not just changed physically, but changed spiritually.
You will be too! Commit yourself and register today! You might be scared…a lot of us are when we start out…but if you are, this is the perfect event for you!

I hope you will register and come out on Saturday, April 14th to run with us and support Compassion as they care for the "least of these." We can't all take mission trips but we can all do simple things like run and support their cause in this way!
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Monday, March 12, 2012

PrintRunner Postcards {Giveaway}

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- new business
- blog
Garage Sale for Orphans or other fundraiser
- ministry event
- charity function
- business promo event


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- birthday cards
- thank you notes
- congratulations cards
- recipe cards
- new baby meal instructions


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Tuesday, March 06, 2012


Taylor Joyisms: 

 (as she is trying to put up her princess tent I ask, "do you need help, babe?") She says, "umm...I'm trying, but this thing is slippery as a sausage!"

"whoa whoa now! Hold your horsepower!" (while playing with Lightning McQueen, Holly and Finn McMissile)

(after kissing Allen on the cheek) "ooh! you shocked me!"
Allen: Oh, well how do you know that you didn't shock me?
T: Because it was a big shock. I only shock little.

(A convo with Beckett)
T: Delicate means real fun.
B: I'm real fun.
T: Yeah, so... you're delicate.

Easy man almost went over there, but I stopped him because it could be human. (about Easton almost opening the front door for some girl scouts)


 (he and Allen playing a game where they "kill" each other) He says, "Daddy, I sure am glad you aren't really killed. I love you."

(after telling Easton that we must strap him into his seat so he doesn't fall out and bust his head open)
B: If you busted your head open, you'd have to get a new head.
D:Where would you get one of those?
B: You'd get it from the head store!

Mom, when I run, it hurts when I walk. But when I rest, I get lots of energy.


"Miss Winsey, will you pwease hewp me open my chocowate miwk? Tank you!"

D: Easy man, what do you want to pray for?
E: I want to pway for the ceeyute tigers

(Sissy shows him a picture that she made for him)
E: SHANK YOU, SHISHY! (in the most dramatic and ridiculous voice...this phrase is becoming common in our house now, thanks to Easy Man)

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