Once Upon A Midnight Clear

 

Our church is putting on a spectacular show this week called Once Upon A Midnight Clear.  The setting is a circus with an  amazing, dazzling, surprising cast and crew.

One of the characters is especially special-Flangi the Hooper (A.K.A. Whitney Wegner).

Tickets are still available here

awesome photo of Whit by Mark Beeson

Help Baby Girls In India

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November 20 is Universal Children’s Day .  It was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood. 

In honor of Universal Children’s day, I thought of one specific and practical thing you can do to help girl babies and children in India.

If you haven’t ordered Christmas cards for your family yet, here’s an idea:

 Rhema Christmas CardYou can    Buy handmade Christmas cards and support the work of the Rhema project, which saves baby girls like the one you see Whitney holding from infanticide.  .

You can also find the Rhema Project on Facebook  or follow them on Twitter

What We Learned From Losing

End of Summer 041 Whitney ran for her school President and lost.  We learned one very important lesson:

 

Just because you’re a president doesn’t mean you’re a leader

Just because you’re a leader doesn’t mean you are a president

 

Whit is a phenomenally gifted leader for a 10 year old.  I am so proud of her, and can’t wait to see where she leads the rest of us someday.

Odds and Ends

Whenever you see me go more than 2 days without blogging, you know things are pretty crazy around here.  It’s been a great week, but super busy.  Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Maddie at TapMaddie-She got a 4.0 GPA on her first report card of middle school.  Her teachers had all great things to say, she’s studious, a hard worker, a great kid all around. Maddie has also been working hard on her “Safety Dance” for her tap class.  She loves middle school and loves GSM, the student ministry of GCC. 

   Vote For Whitney Whitney-We made about 300 little  signs attached to silly bands that said, “Don’t Be Silly, Vote For Whitney!” and “Nothing Silly About Voting For Whitney!”  We also made a bunch of really cute posters to hang around her school.  Election is Monday, so we will find out soon if she gets elected school  President. She is also getting perfect grades (who ARE these children?).  Her teacher is confident she will be ready for middle school next year.  He said he is so thankful for her because she is very kind to the rest of the kids, and a friend to everyone.  Whitney is going to be a part of GCC’s Christmas production this year.

Belle's Kindergarten PartyIsabelle-Is doing AMAZING in Kindergarten.  Her year in pre-K last year was the best investment of time and money we’ve ever  pent on our kids.  She is older than most of the kids in her class, but her teacher said it’s only helped her be a leader of her class.  She’s gotten numerous “Shine” awards because she is such a helpful kid.  She is a special friend to one of the special needs kids in her class, and loves to help her and play with her.  I got to go help out at her Fall Party and had lots of fun!

image   Rajendran and Prema are here visiting from India.  We are so happy they are here, and will be spending lots of time with them over the next few weeks.  They are like family to us, and love spending time with them.  Rob made Raj a very special necklace, “just like” the ones we get when we go to India.  Raj laughed and laughed.

All in all it’s been a great week.  We’ve finished up the Share The Well script for our book, and spent the week polishing up the DVD script.  It’s been a great week.  I’m so thankful for the life God has given me.  Hope you have a great weekend!

Keep Your Chin Up

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There are few moments when my daughter’s love for one another leaves me speechless.  Today is one of those days. Click the link below and listen to the song Maddie wrote for her sis.  If we could all love one another in this way…what would the world be like?

http://khu.sh/usersong_4cabdbb140765

Keep Your Chin Up

I know you think you’re not pretty. 

But you know you’re very pretty.

Your hair, your smile, your face,your glasses,

your clothes, everything about you.

Your hair, your smile, your laugh,

  your clothes, everything about you is so beautiful

Don’t you worry about what other people think about your face.

  Just know that God loves you just the way you are.

  Doesn’t’ matter if you’re pretty or ugly, which you are very pretty.

Don’t worry about what other people say. 

Hey, hey.  Keep your chin up.