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Not All Fixer Upper’s Are Houses

Today was one of the best project visits I have ever had with Compassion. I was almost giddy with excitement when I was told we were going to meet a single mother who needed some work done on her house. This could not be more up my alley. This is what I have trained for. I have watched countless hours of Fixer Upper and was even dreaming of creating a makeshift ship lap accent wall.… … Continue reading

Frightening Photo Bomb

We’ve all had that perfect picture photo bombed by someone. Their mere presence changes the photo entirely. Today, while visiting the home of Fransisco and Monica, we had an unexpected and frightening photo bomb. As we sat with Fransisco and Monica, we were having a normal Compassion visit, but something was different. Something was off. There was a heaviness to the house as we walked in and saw 18 year old Gabriella, lying under a sheet… … Continue reading

3 Mom Genes That Aren’t Out of Style

So, while no mom wants to be caught dead in a pair of mom jeans, moms all over the world do seem to have the same kind of Mom GENES. I realized this while visiting the home of Graciela in Guyaquil, Ecuador, with Compassion. Mom Gene 1: Moms pray for their kids. Graciela prays for her children to have a better life than hers. She prays constantly that God will protect her children, because in… … Continue reading

We Steal Jason Gray’s Phone for a Special Edition of Photo Op

In honor of our Picture Perfect photo contest, Jason Gray played a special edition of Photo-op with us, where we stole his phone and had him explain the last 3 photos he took. Wally had some….interesting photos to share as well, but the best part of the game was the story behind one of Jason’s photos. Jason also opened up more about his divorce and what he learned walking through that season: … Continue reading

Boys Will Be Boys (Unless We Teach Them to be Men)

It can be scary to raise children in a world of Harvey Weinsteins. But the good new is, all is not hopeless. We have the ability to change the world by raising our boys to be men of integrity. A friend of mine put a list together of “rules” for her son as he grows up, and we added a few to the list: Eat lunch with the new kid. Give credit. Take the blame. Say you’re sorry….there’s no… … Continue reading

The Moment ‘Awkward’ Began for Bekah

Photo Op is where Wally confiscates our phones and checks out the last photo we took. Which photo do you like the best? Top-left: The girls never let Wally join their dance party. Top-right: This is Betty’s no-purse concert hack. Bottom-left: Zach’s favorite free activity in October is trying on costumes with his daughter Anna. Bottom-right: This is when awkward began for Bekah, when she shaved off half of both eye brows. A picture is worth 1,000 words,… … Continue reading

Hear What Homeless People Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

It’s easy to lose sight of what’s important in life, and to take for granted all the ways God provides. To help us gain perspective of what it means to be thankful, we talked with some men and women who will surprise you with their thankfulness. They’re living on the streets with winter fast approaching, and yet, they are thankful. Hear more of our conversations in our podcast. Listen   Special thanks to ShowerUp! They’re serving the… … Continue reading