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Karen Firstbrook
I am a Christ-loving, adoption advocating, Children's Ministry working, wife to Ron and work-from-home Mom to Kelsey, Emily & Katie Mei!
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So beautiful! It sure would be fun to win!
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I've found a new artist I like . . . I mean really, really like . . . JJ Heller. She has a sound that I love and she sings about Someone I love . . . the perfect combo.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
Seriously . . . free stuff . . . you could win . . . for 30 days??!! I'm in. And as an added bonus . . . I love the blog Ni Hao Y'all . . . and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
Congrats! And thanks for the chance to win some product!! -Karen F.
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The Austin Stone Community Church in Texas has a program in place called 100 People. Their goal is for 100 people to start the process to be sent out in 2010 for 2 year terms to reach unreached people. Fantastic.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
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I've been organizing some older photos lately and have come across some of my very favorite photos ever. Several of them were of Emily when she was just a little one. They were just begging to be scrapped, to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
I think some of my favorite pictures have come from Beijing!
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2010 on welcome 'city straps'... at still me
Each of our girls, whether born from my flesh or born from my heart, are Meant to Be . . . Meant to Be loved by us and by the Father. Meant to Be taught of Christ's great saving love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
I love how much my scrapbook pages show and tell my children that I love, love, love them! -Karen F.
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This here interwebby is sure a huge place with lots and lots of great stuff to see and do and check out. Here are just a few of my favorite things right now: Crossway is the publisher of the book... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
I'm thinking Gecko on the outside and Scarlet on the inside!
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When they were little like that I was so good about writing down the funny things they said . . . things like: KELSEY: "Emily, your life is a musical!" EMILY: "Yup!" KATIE: (as Ron walks in the door from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
The other day I wrote about the dangers facing our over-churched kids. In that post I promised to link to the follow-up article, 9 Strategies for Reaching Over-Churched Kids. It's well worth your time to read the entire article. Just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
I believe this brief excerpt and the questions below from Francis Chan’s book, “Forgotten God”, force us to think long and hard about our purpose for living, why God has placed us where we live… “It is true that God... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
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I'm an avid blog reader . . . I read lots and lots of them . . . every day. I read adoption blogs, craft blogs, mom blogs, theology blogs, family blogs . . . I'm an equal-opportunity-blog reader! I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
Here are some excerpts from a great article, Too Much Church! 5 Dangers Facing Over-Churched Kids. On the other end of the spectrum are kids who are overexposed to church. They can recite the books of the Bible, they’ve memorized... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
I love the colors . . . but even more than that I love the concept!
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2010 on Win it before you can buy it! at Simple Stories
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I'm the Guest Blogger over at My Crazy Adoption. My post is an oldie, but a goodie. Check it out: Kari is on a Missions Trip to Africa right now and she has different bloggers from all over filling in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
Paul Tripp has a good post here on the “nowism” of the gospel. Jason could explain to you what it meant to say that he had been “saved by grace,” and he knew that he was going to spend eternity... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
More great stuff to share . . . By now most of you know that I have quite the obsession with photography. I hardly ever leave home without a camera. My children have all learned not to wince and complain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
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I always thought I'd be the mom to three rambunctious boys. Ha! That wasn't exactly how it worked out. And good thing, 'cause now that I'm older, and um, more mature . . . me and rambunctious boys, we don't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
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My cousin got married recently . . . it was the first wedding we'd been to in a while. It was nice to be together with my whole family. The ceremony was lovely. The bride and groom were stunning. Fabulous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
Creation Groans from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
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A little over 14 years ago I met the most incredible person. She was just a wee little baby then, but even in the moments just after giving birth to her, I knew I loved her like crazy and couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at The Firstbrook Five
Love, love, love Andrew Peterson's "From the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness!" The sequel is great, but quite a bit darker. As Andrew says, you need to see the darkness to understand the need for the Light. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, as well! -Karen
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2010 on Summertime Reading at Owl Creek Cottage