Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Boss Your Heart Shopping

Click HERE to avoid the crowds and shop from home on Black Friday.

Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries

Give gifts that give back.


$15 from every purchase goes directly to Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries, to help orphans in memory of Chrissie.


Thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Blessings to You and Yours


Thanksgiving blessings from our family to you and yours.


Matt, Lorraine, Naomi (21), Parker (17), Meribeth (16), Mattie (15), Sawyer (13), Ella (8), Cooper (8), Conner (8), Kiefer (5), Selah (3), and Princess Chrissie (4) in heaven


“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

~Ephesians 3:20-21

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Day in the Life

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries sold 50 fundraiser shirts because of your support!  We have until Dec. 1 to sell more shirts, so if you haven’t purchased yours, just click HERE.  We have short-sleeves, long-sleeves, and hoodies, and all shirts will arrive in time for Christmas.


And now, for some Friday fun, enjoy this little video of Cooper, a tiny glimpse into a day in the life of this precious blessing:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stay With Us!

We are pleased to announce Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries is now accepting reservations for guests to stay in the “barnominium” (think condominium above our barn) on our ranch!  Click HERE to view the website!


Click HERE to book your stay and/or view the Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries reservations website.


God did a mighty work with the first guests to stay in the barnominium, and we look forward to seeing how He plans to work in the lives of each and every guest. 



The guests enjoyed the ranch amenities, such as horseback riding, but the greatest thing was to see God’s mighty work happening before our eyes within the lives of the guests.  Amazing stuff to witness, and we feel so very honored and privileged to be able to provide this experience for these very deserving guests.  We want to honor their privacy by not sharing photos and details, but we praise our Father for blessing the guests with this experience. 




We couldn’t have provided this without your support, so please know how grateful we are!!!  Because of your support, Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries is able to minister to anyone who stays with us, for His glory.



Click HERE to view a full slide show of the beautiful accommodations.


Please spread the word about this ministry.  This is the link you’ll want to share with others, which explains more about the BYHOME ministry, experience, reservations, and opportunities:  Thank you!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holding the Rope for the Jordan Family

My Texas friend, Amy Jordan, and her large adoptive family will be moving to Romania soon to serve as missionaries at Anchor of Hope.  Anchor of Hope’s mission is to share the love of Christ, the Anchor of Hope, in a broken world - with abandoned babies, orphans, and the Romanian people.


As you can imagine, it is challenging to raise the necessary support to move a large family to another country, plus sustain that family monthly.  But where God guides, He provides!  I admire the Jordan family for obeying His calling upon their family, regardless of the challenges and obstacles in their path.


I encourage you to read the Jordan’s story (below), and pray about how you might be able to support their family, as the hands and feet of Christ.  We are all commanded to care for the destitute.  The Jordan family is GOING to Romania to DO His work, but they cannot do it if WE don’t rise up and support them in their journey. 


I love one of Amy’s quotes she shares below, paraphrased from Paul Washer:

“we are either called to go down into the well, or we are called to hold the rope for those who go down”


Click HERE to support the Jordan family by “holding the rope as they go down into the well.   Be sure to read their story below, written by my friend, Amy Jordan.


And just another reminder to purchase your Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries shirt today.  Deadline is December 1.  Click HERE to order your shirt (short-sleeves, long-sleeves, and/or hoodies).  Thanks for your support of our ministry, helping orphans in memory of Chrissie.

The Jordan Family’s Story, written by Amy Jordan (mom to 7):

Fam on porch

I did not hear a voice boom from the Heavens, but God’s call on my life could not have been clearer. When most five year old girls were saying they wanted to be a princess or a ballerina when they grew up, I was walking around saying, “I’m going to have an orphanage.” What strikes me most about that was that my family did not own a television, nor did they have ANY friends who were adopted. They did not even know of one single orphan. I do not remember learning about the many motherless and fatherless children in the world in my Sunday school class or in devotions at home. It just seems I came out of the womb with ORPHAN CARE stamped on my heart, and my heart has pounded out a battle cry for orphans for as long as I can remember. A mental review of my life has been playing like a montage in my brain over the last few months and it has been amazing to reflect on all of the road signs in my life that have all been pointing to the same recurring direction of loving and caring for the orphans.


For the past eight years, our family has been involved with the foster care system. Through that process, we were blessed to be able to adopt our four sons. What a joy they have been to us! It is difficult to put into words, but the fierce battles that raged around us during this time kept us on our knees. We faced spiritual warfare in a way that we had never encountered. Many days I cried out asking God, “WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON?” We can look back now and see that we were in boot camp for the bigger journeys to come. I am so thankful for a loving Father who pushes us in our growth so that we will be prepared for the challenges we face – and push us He did!


After adopting our four boys, we began to ask the Lord, “What next?” For a time we settled into a normal routine and went about the business of living life, all the while waiting expectantly for our next mission from the Lord. This last year brought stirrings in our spirit and major hints that change was coming. In the early months of 2013, God began to lay “the least of these” on our hearts with a renewed fervor. Foreign missions began to consume us. One night we opened our Bible and turned to our reading for the day, which included John 20:21 - PEACE BE WITH YOU! AS THE FATHER HAS SENT ME, I AM SENDING YOU. That was a clarifying moment for us. So with excited hearts, we began to ask the Lord where we should go. We began researching and sending out letters of inquiry all the while asking God to work quickly on our behalf and show us exactly which door to walk through. Praise be to God, because He led us to an organization called ANCHOR OF HOPE. Not only did we receive an invitation to come and help, but the foundation director even said, “We have been praying for a family like yours to come.” As a large family, we rarely hear that! We knew then that we had found our next home.

Anchor of Hope is a group of people dedicated to going into government run orphanages on a daily basis to hold babies who would otherwise not be held, and to love and play with the younger children. The older kids/teens are mentored and efforts are made to build relationships with them and offer hope by presenting the Gospel to those who would consider abortion or prostitution as their only option. Many of the children have not had the opportunity to witness the love of a mother or father, nor have they been part of a family unit. Tragically, Romania has one of the highest abortion rates in the world, and even with the high rate of abortions, over 5000 children are abandoned every year. The capital city alone has 28 government run orphanages! No private facilities are allowed and the government places zero emphasis on their character, dignity, spirituality, or morality. They are herded through like cattle.


Anchor of Hope Romania

Sharing the love of Christ - The Anchor of Hope in a broken world - with abandoned babies, orphans, and the Romanian people.


We desperately want to be there to walk beside these children. We want to model what a family looks like. We long to teach young mothers how to hold their babies, as many have never even seen a baby being held. We desire to share with them the Good News of the Gospel. We want to wipe their tears and build healthy relationships, and ultimately lead them to The Savior, Jesus Christ.

“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary” Hebrews 6:19Anchor of Hope Romania


We feel that God has been equipping us for such a time as this. Sometimes God has us take time to test the waters- but not this time. When we returned from visiting Anchor of Hope in June, we felt God was asking us to jump right in. The next phase of our journey is to begin raising support. We would like to ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us. As CTEN missionaries, we are responsible to raise 100% of the funds needed to accomplish the work God has called us to do. This includes a launch fund to help us with the cost of transitioning to Romania, as well as ongoing monthly support. In addition, if you have a church home that would allow us to visit and share what God is doing in our lives, please feel free to contact us.


Click HERE to support the Jordans in their journey as missionaries to Romania.


The evangelist Paul Washer has said that the concept of missions is very simple. Paraphrasing, he has said that we are all called to missions in one of two ways: we are either called to go down into the well, or we are called to hold the rope for those who go down. We need a body of believers to join forces with us - to hold the rope for us while we go. Might it be you?


Many blessings to all of you! Thank you for your time and support. ALSO, a SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LORRAINE PATTERSON for letting me hijack her blog!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Value of One

Shortly after our precious daughter, Chrissie, went to live with Jesus, someone mentioned how much more we could have done for all humanity with the amount of money we spent on Chrissie’s adoption, medical care, and funeral expenses.


I was shocked to the core by this type of thinking. 


Every single life is precious.


There’s not any value that could ever be placed upon human life, whether it be ONE life or many lives, every single life is valued and worth it.


Jesus modeled this.  While He could have ignored the the ONE woman at the well, He chose to minister to her, as her life was precious to Him, regardless of how unclean she was, regardless of what she had to offer the world.  Simply because she was created by our Father, Jesus knew her ONE life was worthy of pouring into. 


No strings attached. 


No analysis of how her one life would affect all of humanity. 


No contemplation of whether or not Jesus would have a greater impact if He chose to ignore the woman in order to pour into the masses. 


Jesus modeled something at the well we need to always remember:  never ignore a single life, as every single life is precious.  Never let another person tell you who you should or should not pour into.  Every single life is precious in His sight.  Not one person is too great a loss nor too big a mess for the love of Jesus.


And let’s not forget the Good Samaritan and what lesson Jesus wanted us to learn there.  The power of pouring into one life.  Nuff said.


And let us not forget to turn the table and realize that to the world, you may only be ONE person…BUT, to ONE person, you may be the world!


YOU, just ONE person, has the ability to make a difference.  Yes, little ole YOU!  You CAN make a difference, even if it’s only ONE life you pour into.  ONE LIFE is worth it.  Jesus modeled that.  Let us model it as well.


The power of One.  The power of one.  Never underestimate the power of ONE.


PS  Don’t forget to purchase your Boss Your Heart shirt today!  Click HERE to order.  We need to sell 29 more shirts by Dec. 1 or the order won’t make!  Spread the word.  Thanks for your support!

Monday, November 11, 2013

18 Months of Redemption

We spoke at our church yesterday, in honor of National Adoption Month.  God did an amazing work, for His glory, opening eyes, hearts, and maybe even homes simply because He gave us the opportunity to share the testimony He’s writing in our lives.  To God be all the glory!


We are all orphans until we receive Christ as our Savior.  He redeems each of our lives, removing the old, replacing it with a beautiful new creation, for His glory. 


We’ve witnessed earthly redemption with several of the children we’ve adopted.  They’re a continuous reminder to us of how God has done the same thing for us, for we were once orphans, too.  He chose to adopt us and redeem us.  We are grateful there are no orphans of God!


Please watch the video below that chronicles the redemption of Cooper, with a photo montage of his first 18 months in our family.  God has done, and continues to do, a mighty work in Cooper’s life, as well as in our lives.  We are blessed to witness Cooper’s amazing progress and call him our son.


Happy National Adoption Month!  Boss your heart and care for orphans!  Click HERE to purchase your Boss Your Heart fundraiser shirt today.  Thanks for your support!


Click HERE to watch video if it doesn’t load.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Love this Video

Today I want to share a PRECIOUS video with you.  I watched this video last year, and LOVED it, but I never shared it here.  It’s now going viral, praise God, and I was reminded to share it on our blog for more people to get to see the blessing of adopting a child with Down syndrome. 

Click HERE to watch video if it doesn’t load.


Boss your heart during National Adoption Month and step out to do something to care for orphans. 


Purchase a shirt today to help Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries help orphans, in memory of Chrissie.


Click HERE to purchase your shirts today, just in time for Christmas.  Give a gift with purpose.  Thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Called to Adopt?

“I always questioned if I was called to adopt, but then I realized no child was ever called to be an orphan.”  --David Platt


Grateful that God never questioned if He was called to adopt either.  He never planned to leave us as orphans, and He’s adopted every one of us who receive His Son as our Savior, regardless of age, gender, special needs, etc.  God’s model is perfect.


Happy National Adoption Month!  Just do it!


Don’t forget to click HERE to purchase your Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries shirt today to help us help orphans, in memory of Chrissie.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Crazy Faces

Conner’s crazy faces keep us in stitches around here.  He’s really into creating some crazy faces to make us laugh.  This is his latest. Smile


National Adoption Month—Just Do It!


Don’t forget to click HERE to purchase your Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries National Adoption Month fundraiser shirt today!


Monday, November 4, 2013

BYHOM Fundraiser Shirt (Limited Edition)


We’re excited to share the new Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries fundraiser t-shirt!


Click HERE to purchase your shirt today!


Shirts are available in short-sleeved, long-sleeved, and hoodies, too!  Perfect for guys, girls, and kids!  $15 from every shirt sale will go directly to Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries, to help orphans in memory of Chrissie.


This shirt will only be available for the month of November, which is National Adoption Month.


All shirts are pre-order.  They will ship directly to you after the order closes Dec. 1. 


Orders will arrive in time for Christmas, so make your holiday shopping meaningful by blessing someone with a cute t-shirt that helps orphans, in memory of Chrissie!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

I Am Loved—Orphan Sunday

I AM LOVED from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.


Today is Orphan Sunday, a national day for Christians to stand for the orphan.


Please join us in praying that every orphan will know the love our Father has so abundantly lavished upon us!

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