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Category Archives: gotta share [the link edition]

Jon and Lara Dinsmore are blog friends who endeared themselves to Rachel and I by bringing us SweetTarts and baby medicine at a time when we had just run out of both. We met them just days after Ali Rose joined our little home and have had the sweet privilege of following along with their […]

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  • Jennifer Jordan - I have been following Lara’s families journey since they were only praying about possibly adopting “one day”. I am so excited to pray along side them to bring Mary home! I did all 4 things to stand up for Mary.ReplyCancel

  • christina - love that you are spreading the word like this MJ! i did all 4…praying Mary home!ReplyCancel

  • Misty - I’m praying for Mary’s homecoming and I did all 4 things. I love watching this family grow!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Syler - I did ’em all, sister! Just returned from Uganda at the end of June, and cannot wait to see how God blesses this entire situation. Though we’ve never met before I’ve been following you for a long long time!

    Blessings, MJ!


  • Jill - Praying for Mary… did three of the four :)ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - I’ve been following the Lara’s blog for awhile, and so appreciate her perspective. So thankful for people like you also using your platform to support Kingdom work. I’m excited that I could participate in three ways to stand up for Mary’s life!ReplyCancel

  • April - A former student teacher of mine shared this amazing story on her Facebook page, and because of that, I chose to stand up for Mary’s life in all 4 ways that you recommended. With God, all things are possible! I cannot wait for the day that Mary comes home! God bless!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Praying for Mary to come home! I did 2 of the things to help bring her home :)ReplyCancel

One of the most difficult parts of life in Africa is realizing that you cannot help everyone. You can’t even help most. The theme of our year here has been to stop for the one, a phrase the Twin’s parents live by as well. It can become easy, when you live amidst such intense need, […]

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  • carrie - i love it! the reminder to stop for the one is something i think we each need to be reminded of. 😉 ekisa is such a blessing and the video really warmed my heart. thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - Wow! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Chrystie DeSmet - This is a beautiful post & I love the video. So encouraging! :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Thank you! This was perfect, needed and so appreciated. Stop for the One – I believe that is what God does for each one of us, because He loves us enough to tell us we are beautiful.

    Grace and peace!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Mandi, you have a gift with pictures and videos. I think through your talent, you will move many people to action!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - I’m sobbing and laughing at the same time… our God is sooo good. He made each of these children PERFECT.. so grateful for the hearts that are pouring into each of them every single day.ReplyCancel

I promised there were more…ENJOY! P.S. I’m trying to keep these links limited to people I actually “know” in real life, but I’ve had to make a few exceptions. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A Place Called Simplicity: Linny and Dw have […]

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  • Shauna Vaughan - We love the same people again. 3 of those people I know pretty well. :)ReplyCancel

  • Chasity - Love them Mandie! Love you! Wish we could have met while I’m here, but looks like it’s not in God’s plan for this trip. Blessings & thanks for sharing your heart!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Thank-you, Mandie, for sharing my blog with your readers. It’s just this simple little place where I share my heart, and I’m thankful God is using it.ReplyCancel