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Expect the unexpected...

That is how I would sum up the last 6 months. Our obedience to God has sent us down a winding road with all sorts of surprises along the way to test and strengthen our faith. Most recently, we received a call last week from our caseworker at our private foster care agency telling us that there were 3 babies we could choose from to foster. We chose a 4 day old little boy and sent out our plea for help to supply us with baby necessities. We were blessed with everything we needed within 24 hours. To my extreme disappointment, the following day we received a call telling us that the baby was no longer available and they didn't know when we would get another placement. Seth and I were infuriated. The shelter was and still is overcrowded and we had already been waiting for 2 weeks for an initial call. We finally get that call and because of a miscommunication between our agency and DHS, it was now unknown when we would get a child. Seth's involvement with foster care awareness and D…

Amount Due: NONE

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This past month or so, God kept continually leading me to passages in the Bible that would say, "Ask and you shall receive..." or something along those lines. I really felt like He was telling me to start asking Him for things. Sure, I prayed for His provision every day, but I felt like He wanted me to be more specific so that He could get all the glory. I started making a list and then prayed for them. I felt pretty silly praying for material things, but He kept reminding me that He loves me and wants to give me good things. And lo and behold, God provided. At first I thought, maybe a coincidence? Let's try this again... and again He provided. Here are some examples from my list.
Dear God, please provide us with...
1. A new kitchen faucet.  Done. My dad gave us $100 to go buy a new one. 
2. A refrigerator that doesn't hum so loud it gives me a headache. Done. My best friend had an extra one that I didn't know about and she sold it to me for $50. 
3. A lawn mower... …

Non-toxic deodorant alternatives

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This past year Seth and I have discovered some GREAT deodorant alternatives. Most deodorants contain aluminum, plus other harsh ingredients that I sure as heck don't want to be applying to my freshly shaved underarm skin right next to some serious lymph nodes. Ingredients to avoid when searching for a safe deodorant...
Aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly or any aluminum compounds. Parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl)TriclosanTalcPropylene glycolSilicaSteareth-n I stopped using conventional deodorant about 3 years ago and wasn't pleased with any of the stuff I found at health food stores. So I was thrilled when we stumbled on some very effective deodorants using products that we already had in our home.

Colloidal Silver - This is very effective. It is naturally antibacterial, so you can even apply it when you're  smelling funky and most of the time it will take the smell away since it's caused by bacteria. I buy my colloidal silv…