Sunday, March 17, 2013


EINFELD FAMILLY IS FULLY FUNDED!!! This is a *GIVEAWAY*: $10 Olive Garden Gift Card, $10 Chili's Gift Card, $15 Applebee's Gift Card - you can enter for FREE each day by sharing this blog on your Blog, Facebook or Twitter and commenting on THIS BLOG POST after you post the link. Or donate any dollar amount to win 3 chances for every $10 donations. Please add Ruth Vinup Einfeld as a friend on FB and tag her when you repost the blog link (@Ruth Vinup Einfeld = tagging after you're FB friends!). Please, please, please remember to comment here or on Ruth blog so your free entry will get counted! You can enter for free EVERY DAY until March 31st! Every month I will have three new giveaways, till Priscilla will come HOME. End of each month I randomly will pick three people. Thank you! Giveaway participants must be 18 years of age or older. Unfortunately (due to messed up regulations), only folks in the USA can win. Anyone who donates from out of the US will each receive a personal thank-you and my undying love and mutual disappointment at the international laws preventing international giveaway awesomeness.

Are we THANKFUL for what we have?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Seventh Sister: Awesome Auctions!

A Seventh Sister: Awesome Auctions!: We have had some amazing items donated to our auctions!  Check these out: Hand Made, Fabric Covered Notebook Hand Made Waldorf styl...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fun facts about Down syndrome...


* That 1 in 5 children with DS play a musical instrument? For children older than ten, that number doubles. One of five children with DS sing in a choir or vocal group, for children older than ten, it is every one in three...

* Two out of every three children with DS like to draw and/or paint pictures.

* Approx. 9 out of every 10 individuals with DS listened to someone read a book more than three times a week between the ages 2-5.

* Approx. 7 out of 10 children w/ DS use total communication (signs, etc) between the ages of 2-5.

* Approx. 7 out of 10 kids with DS saw a speech therapist two or more times a week between the ages of 2 and 5.

* Approx. 1 of every 3 children with DS older than ten rides a bike without training wheels.

* Seven of every ten individuals with DS older than ten participates on an athletic team through Special Olympics.

* Two out of every five individuals with DS participates on an integrated athletic team.

* According to their families, 3 out of 5 individuals with DS know how to operate a computer.

* One of every three individuals with DS older than ten w/ DS reads the daily newspaper on his or her own.

* Seven of ten individuals with DS older than 10 read books on their own for personal enjoyment.

* One of two children with DS go to school in a mainstreamed class.

* 3 of 5 children with DS participate in school activities that are open to all students.

* According to their families, 1 of 5 children with DS talk on the phone with friends more than three times a week. For children older than ten, that number doubles.

* One of three children with DS write email regularly.

* Two of three children with DS over age ten have a boyfriend or girlfriend!

* Approx. 7 of ten children with DS pray on a regular basis.

* According to their families, approx. 7 of 10 individuals with DS imitate characters from a television program or movie.

* Approx. 2 of 3 individuals with DS older than 10 prepare their own breakfast each morning.

* Three of four individuals with DS older than 10 make their own bed in the morning.

* One of two individuals with DS (older than 18) work in a non sheltered workplace.

* One of five individuals with DS (18 or older) lives on his or her own.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Where is your treasure?

Today I heard in my church very good sermon. Pastor talked about our values and treasures. Let's think about couple questions: Am I honoring the Lord with my resources by giving? Am I good steward of what is left over? Am I focusing on true riches? Proverb 11:28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. Matthew 6:19-21 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Am I control of my life, or is God in control?

Friday, March 8, 2013

I will go before you ...: Support Adopting Families

I will go before you ...: Support Adopting Families: Adoption can be a lonely road for a family. Every word of encouragement or commitment to prayer is a huge blessing. Every time someone comes...

Thursday, March 7, 2013


People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind. Think big anyway. People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack if you help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway. Kent M. Keith

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Star Thrower.

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, so he walked faster to catch up. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young woman, and that what she was doing was not dancing at all. The young woman was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects and throwing them into the ocean. He came closer still and called out, "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?" The young woman paused, looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish into the ocean." "I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man. To this the young woman replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die." Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young woman, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!" As if she hadn't heard, the young woman bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, she turned, smiled and said, "It made a difference to that one!" The old man looked at the young woman inquisitively and thought about what she had done. Inspired, he joined her in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Can we step out of our comfort zone?

It's Sunday, I know in our hearts we all want to do good things. That's why I would ask everyone to step up for one family and try to reach there goal to bring there little one home. Every week we so easily spend $5, that we cant even feel it gone. Particularly I am praying and will try to help to Einfeld family to bring Priscilla home. You can read more about this family here: There are many families who will be really appreciated for your prayers and help. Please visit the site and chose one family which you would like to support: Thank you and God bless you!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Please meet Chase. I am praying for him, hoping he will find family soon! If you would like to know more about him or donate please go here: Donations are tax deductible. Thank you!

Forty Days to Forever

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