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Day 2 & 3: Kindness is FUN

Day 2:  I knew today was going to be a busy day…I was right!  We had planned to go to the living Nativity near our house and we were so blessed to have not only my nephew join us, but my parents AND my sister!  My parents took us a couple times when we were little (10 and 7) and I still remember it, so I had high hopes these kiddos would love it too.  And they did!!  We decided to grab an early dinner together…perfect for today’s act of kindness!

We got our Random Acts cards ready with quarters and candy canes so we could tape them to the candy machines.  Daveid Michael (my nephew) really wanted to give one to someone…his mom.  He wanted to bless her and I thought that was super sweet of him.  Then, off to church.  It was an awesome living Nativity, that was cold but soo much fun!  They do a great job and it was well worth getting chilled for!

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Today’s verse was Genesis 3:6-8.  The theme was learning why Jesus came, that we needed a Savior because our sin separated us from God.  We also read Isaiah 9:6.  We learned that one of God’s name is Wonderful Counselor.

From our calendar (I will post them again after Christmas):  Sunday, December 2Verse:  Genesis 3:6-8 (Why Jesus came); Isaiah 9:6 (Wonderful counselor).  Tape quarters to candy machines.

Day 3:  Catching up from the whirlwind of the last couple of days.  Today was the planning meeting for the Spokane Orphan Summit and once I got home, it was a bit of a rough day for me!  So, we redeemed the day by spending some quality time together.  One of the reasons that I didn’t list our events before we do them, is that they are constantly changing.  So far, we have changed them around every day.  We had a little shopping today and decided today would be a great day to be “coupon fairies.”  We put out tons and tons of coupons that will *hopefully* bless future shoppers.  And we got some great deals so I was able to bless Fiona too.  And we got some great deals for upcoming Random Acts so that’s awesome too.

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Today’s verse was Isaiah 60:1-3.  The theme was learning about how our world needs God.  We also read Isaiah 9:6.  We learned that one of God’s name is Mighty God.

From our calendar (I will post them again after Christmas):  Monday, December 3Verse:  Isaiah 60:1-3 (World needed God); Isaiah 9:6 (The Mighty God).  Be a coupon fairy!  Take all of our extra unneeded coupons and put them with the right item for a customer!

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Random Acts of Kindness 2012 Edition

 

I cannot wait.  I wish it started today!!  But instead, I am getting each day ready.

I have decided not to call it a random act — because it isn’t.  It’s intentional.  Planned.  Prayed about.

And it isn’t about kindness, although *hopefully* people feel kindness…it’s about sharing Jesus’ love with people.  We love Jesus and that’s why we are doing this.  We want others to experience the amazing, radical, crazy love of Jesus.

So get ready…we are almost there!  We have 25 days of awesome activities planned to bless those around us — people we know and people we don’t.

And it’s going to be AMAZING.

Family

It’s been awhile…

So, I had good intentions when I started this blog…but it just didn’t happen.  I also happen to blog at Kupenda127.wordpress.com about my work in orphan care, however I felt like my more personal, non-orphan care related blogs belonged somewhere else…like here.  🙂  So, I am back and recommitted to this blog.

It’s been a year since I wrote and lots of things have changed in our lives!  I left my job at the YWCA of Spokane in March 2012.  Also in March, Fiona started homeschooling.  She still loves to draw, sing, read, dance, and all other things that tween girls enjoy.  She lights up my life and brings me so much joy!  She has the most precious and tender heart!

So much, much more to come!

I thought I would add a “recent” family pic…I love my fam!

Love,

Katie

Family

Welcome to our page

My daughter Fiona and I have decided to start this blog to write together and share our journey with you…

Fiona is nine and in fourth grade.  She loves art, the Sims, singing, reading, movies, tv, the internet, and a million other girly things.  She’s a fan of Selena Gomez, Kesha, and Lady Gaga…Disney and Cartoon Network.  She is a huge fan of Erin Gruwell and has the opportunity to spend some time with her.  She’s an advocate against bullying and is a leader in her school.

We are starting some new traditions in our family and continuing some older ones, so we hope that you will enjoy this journey with us….

Love,

Katie & Fiona (KaFi)

Here we are!