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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


If you are a follower of our blog, you know that our non-prof. organization-Room For One More is running for a cause...A MAJOR cause!
On April 24 a large group of us will RUN FOR ONE raise awareness of the orphan crisis in the world and to raise funds for an adoption grant for an adoptive family. We have been blown away by all of the wonderful families we have met since creating Room For One More. So many families want to adopt, but need financial assistance. One area RFOM wants to give back-is to families in this situation. So, as we run, sponsors are being asked to donate to the cause and also we would LOVE to see people buy our t-shirts. We have lots of great options on our website at and also we have a shirt created for the race that is really awesome also.
Check it out below. You can order any of these shirts online and ALL of the proceeds of the run t-shirt will go to an adoption grant for a family in need.
There are so many ways to get involved in saving the life of a child and so little can do so much!
There is still time to register to run the half marathon with us, and if not- local Nashville peeps, we would love to see you at the finish lines! Buy a t-shirt and let's come together for this awesome cause.
I have read some amazing stories lately of the great sacrifices and stories of major faith in action with adoptive families and I am happy to stand for one of these families to give them some much needed support to bring their children home!
We will post the total raised after the race. In the meantime...get involved!!!! We need your help!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Check Out the Sweetness!

Look who is one!!!! How adorable is this pic above? Aunt Cheri out did herself again on Solie's one year pics! God is so good to give us two phenomenal, hilarious, amazing girls!!!!
I will post a better update soon! I just could not wait to get this pic on the blog!!!
Check out more of Cheri's awesome work at

Monday, March 8, 2010

Attention ALL Potential Country Music Marathon Runners!!!!

Hi guys!!! Okay we are back on track for the Country Music Half Marathon! We are running to raise awareness of the orphan crisis in our world and to support Room For One More. I know so many of you have sent emails and have been interested in running. PLEASE PLEASE send me an email and let me know if you are hoping/planning to run. Shari (one of my RFOM peeps) told me today that the marathon is considering Room For One More for a charity sponsor which would be AWESOME and they need to know ASAP how many runners we have. This could be great for our organization and we all RUN FOR ONE on that great day. The Country Music Marathon is a GREAT race to run if you are at all considering it...GO FOR IT!!!! There are great people and bands working this race and it will be a great time! Again PLease email me ASAP if you are interested!
Here is a sneak peak at the t-shirts for the race. And we will have options for a shirt that wicks away sweat...We are working on it!!!!

Least of These Painting by Brian Keith Daniel

This was just one more amazing event that took place at Celebrate Hope Cape. This painting was later auctioned off for $8,700 and then the buyer GAVE THE PAINTING to be placed in the new orphanage being built in Swaziland. Truly a night of selflessness for little people around the world. May every child feel loved. God is so amazing and the talent these people brought to the evening was ridiculous!

Friday, March 5, 2010


Wow, where to begin! Saturday night....I am still recovering from it!!! What a mind blowing night for God! We had our first Event in Cape to help Heart For Africa....Long story short...One of my best buds came home from Africa last summer and felt God leading her to raise $100,000 to build a new orphanage in Swaziland for Heart For Africa. When she told me this, I thought, OKAY, this could take a while, but LET"S GET AFTER IT!
One small gathering around her kitchen table grew to a second meeting at a local business in town and soon more than 25 people were attending these brainstorming, event planning meetings. God had a plan for this small town America and what HE did is still almost too big to believe.
Celebrate Hope Cape became our fundraising event...God got ahold of hearts of business owners all over our town and soon we had thousands of dollars in sponsors. We rented the coolest place in town, God kept giving BIG, and so did the people of our town, and 4 months later Celebrate Hope Cape was a reality. It was our lives really for those four months...We lived and breathed this event and what God was doing in the hearts and minds in some cases of the most unsuspecting people...
We had originally really hoped to have 250 people attend....And Saturday night we had 558 people come together to make a difference for children 10,000 miles away!!!!
We had the most unbelievable night...Most of it a blur to me really as it was so so oversold....But when the event was over, we not only met the initial goal...
GOD RAISED A TOTAL OF $120,000 for Heart For Africa!
God is CRAZY HUGE!!!!!
Just still cannot process what has happened. Janine Maxwell, the VP for Heart For Africa spoke at the event and she announced that the children's home will house infants to two year old children. These will be babies left in pit latrines, found on the side of the road, and left to be found in hospitals. These children will be raised with their own Swazi cultures and tradition, and will know God very early in life. It is phenomenal!
I will say it again...I LOVE THIS TOWN! God is doing crazy wild stuff here and I am hanging on for the ride.
Take in this huge gift God has given us and the chance to just be a part of it has been unreal!