Our Dream… And Plan


Early last summer (2016), a dream was hatched. It started while driving back from a camping trip with some amazing friends. Driving back home in our Westie, we had one of those conversations, that starts something like this, “Wouldn’t it be so cool, if…?” And a dream was birthed… Throughout that summer as we got

Why “Purposeful Events”?


Purposeful Events… in this life, there is so much more than just random happenings. Ever notice how you can go from 1 day to 3 years later and wonder where the time has gone, and what’s the purpose? God has given us life, these precious days and He asks us to make them count, He

Life-2013


My time is full with my amazing family and my beautiful growing children! Life is happening and I just have no time to keep up on a blog (in case you haven’t noticed the last 8-10 months!) So until further notice, I am only going to put our weekly menu plan up on cookdayclub.com (since we all

Makeda Hartwell


About Makeda Our princess! Oh does she have spunk. This girl is independent and such a leader. And in the midst of that, also watch out for that mischievous glimmer in her eyes! Makeda – means beautiful, or Queen of Sheba. Ethiopian historians claim that Makeda was the Queen of Sheba at the time of

Micah Hartwell


About Micah Our little guy, Micah, is anything but little! He’s a tough little guy who is ready to explore anything and everything. He is bold, he is a charmer, and he is ready to hang with his big brothers. Micah – means Who is like God. His middle name is Jean-Aklil. Jean, after his

Jonah Hartwell


About Jonah Jonah is our precious cuddly boy. He is a mamma’s boy. He is full of energy, lights up a room with his smile, and enjoys hamming it up! He enjoys his music and can often be found singing or humming a song. Jonah – meaning peace. His middle name, Dickson, is after a

Noah Hartwell


About Noah Noah is a such a wonderful little boy. He has such a sweet disposition – happy, content, well-behaved. He is often a charmer and a ham. Recently someone said he was either going to be a salesman or a pastor, because of his way with people. Noah – meaning a righteous man of

2013 Proverbs 31 translation


A translation of Proverbs 31:10-31 for 2013 It is so hard to find a good wife! When you find her, men…treat her as a precious jewel…because she is one! A husband can completely trust a wife like this…he never has reason to regret the trust he has placed in her. She doesn’t nag at him

Church to Church (C2C) Ethiopia Partnership


Our home church has a great partnership with the Mehale Ketema Kale Hiwot Church in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. The program, Church to Church (C2C), started a few years ago as a pilot program with Compassion. With Compassion International’s sponsorship programs they work directly through churches. The partnership comes when a church in a developed country

Referralversary


I cannot believe it’s been 1 year since we received the CALL! We received the call early in the afternoon and were blessed to see these pictures of Aklil and Embafresu, only 1 month and 1 day old! They weighed 6 lb, 1 oz and 6 lb, 3 oz. We are blessed beyond belief! These

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