Lifting the Burdens

I've been in a serious funk all week; hence, I took some respite from blogging.

You don't need to know every detail of my mind's dirty laundry.

And for someone who is known as having no filter and being totally real...funks are when people like me should sometimes keep their mouth shut or their fingers away from the computer, because what we might say could be very dangerous :)

But, boy, do I have some catching up to do!

We are so grateful to all who participated in our September canned food drive for Grace Klein Community! We are thankful that the food you provided will enable us to hold up the arms and encourage the hearts of families in crisis, and we praise God for a ministry like Grace Klein that continually sets an example for us!

Stay tuned for this week's announcement of our September heroes and the giveaway winner!

But our thanksgiving doesn't stop there!

Friday, we finished collecting 80 journey bags for children entering care. It was so cool to see my friend Stephanie celebrate her 30th birthday with the challenge to her friends to collect 30 journey bags! God provided abundantly! Girl, so grateful God designed your heart to reflect His beauty!

Lifeline foster parents Chris and Nancy also served with their Genesis Sunday school group at Canterbury Methodist Church to pack 40 bags for older children in crisis situations. What a blessing!

All in all, this is what my basement looked like when Kristen came to deliver...

Throw in some fifteen cans of formula from our August drive, and God provided for His glory through YOU!

At The Forgotten Initiative, our heart is to empower and provide opportunities for the body of Christ to enter in and equip, encourage and love on the foster care community and families in crisis. It is through simple acts of tangible faithfulness that walls begin to crumble and hope is steadily restored.

Join us for October's new challenge!  Throughout this month we will be collecting boxes of pull ups for DHR. Serve with us to lift the burdens of those who are faithful to serve in the system and continually face a job we cannot imaging doing.

Pick up one extra box this month or do a drive in your neighborhood. I'll be keeping our eye out for our family heroes who are committed to lifting the burdens of others through simple acts of sacrifice. Your participation also enters you to win our October giveaway of one of our new family favorites!

Melissa and Doug has an entire line of family activities, and we've been using the dinnertime questions game for months. The kids can't get enough! By joining our October drive with only one package of pull-ups, you're entered to win your own Thanksgiving box of family questions!

We can't wait to see how God provides!

We always thank our God for you and continually mention you in all our prayers!
 ~ I Thessalonians 1:2

Looking ever to our Savior ~


  1. how do i takepart in the October drive? I live in Canada....

    1. Hi Girl! Could you message me :) cafranktie@aol.com