Sunday, March 1, 2015

"BMW" Blog Hop

I have the opportunity today to connect you with some fabulous other bloggers: other Baptist missionary ladies.  Now, for the sake of our acronym "BMW" (and hence the title of this post), we like to refer to this wonderful group of ladies as "Baptist Missionary Women."  Through this blog hop, you will be introduced to somewhere between 10-20 other ladies who serve on various fields throughout this world.


To those who are new here:  My hubby and I served as missionaries in Ukraine for ten years.  Two years ago, the Lord brought us back to the USA to take the Missions Department at Golden State Baptist College.  Missions runs deeply through our veins, and is the heartbeat of our family and ministry.  My hubby is a third-generation missionary and is a perfect fit for his role.

The only requirement given to me for this blog hop is to tell you 5 fun or interesting facts about myself, and then to send you to the next blog.  So, let's go!

1.  I have the awesome privilege of speaking in two conferences in the next two months.  The first one will be here in our home church in a little more than a week (just one session), and the second one will be somewhere that my eight-year-old daughter Brianna and I will be flying to.  I won't say where we are going just yet, because I want to create some sort of suspense here just to make it fun!

2.  My current favorite extra-curricular activity of the week is teaching "The Missionary's Wife" to 28 college ladies every Thursday.  I love being able to transfer what God has taught me {and is still teaching me} to the precious group of ladies He has put me over this semester.

3.  I have been surpassed in height, weight, shoe size, and hand size of my firstborn son who is only 12 years old!  Is that supposed to happen this early on?!  By the way, his shoe size is already bigger than his daddy's too.  I think we are rearing the Jolly Green Giant (and he loves it!)

4.  I bought myself a Costco card with my recent Christmas money.  We are a family of seven, and most people were surprised to find out we have never shopped at this money-saving warehouse of bulk items.  For fun, I have challenged myself to try to ONLY buy my groceries and housing needs from Costco, to see how the savings add up for awhile.  My choices are more limited there, and I have had to order a few things online from Amazon, but so far so good.  The biggest change I have noticed is how much more meat we now enjoy.  Hmmm.... I wonder if that has anything to do with #3?

5.  Our family of seven lives in a home that is 1,207 square feet (which is considered small in the USA), and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I love knowing where everyone is and what everyone is doing most of the time.  I also feel great satisfaction when all of us (except the one-year-old) can clean the whole house so quickly because of its smaller size.  Can't beat that!

Now, onto the real fun...

Now you get to visit Anne Williams, missionary's wife to the people groups of Burma.  Her blog is new to me as well, so let's get to know her together!  Click here for Anne's blog, and to learn five things about her too.  http://annehammond.blogspot.com/2015/03/things-you-might-not-know.html
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To start at the very beginning of this blog hop, start by clicking here: Baptist Missionary Women
Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining in! It's so nice to get to know you better!

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    1. And thanks for being such a great hostess! You did amazing getting all of us non-experienced bloggers to actually succeed at a blog hop.... myself being at the top of the list - LOL!

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  2. We have some Jolly Green Giants in our house too.
    My older boys are both 6ft+. Andrew recently turned 14 and has humongous hands and feet. The boys sure enjoy being taller than me...and their dad. Sarah will turn 13 this summer and we are now the same height. They grow so fast.
    Enjoy your trip with your daughter!

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  3. My 12 and 13 year olds are just about to surpass me in height, crazy! Enjoy Costcos!

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  4. A fellow Jolly Green Giant mom! Hugs to you, sister! My Ben, 15 yo, is 6'5" with a size 16 mens shoe. Yes, I remember him passing me up. Blah! :-)

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    1. Wow! He IS a Jolly Green Giant! Yep.... the shoe size definitely has me concerned. How big do they make those men's shoes?! ;-)

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  5. I like the fact about your son. :) My son actually had a pair of GREEN pants! We called him the Jolly Green Giant, too, and now he is 6'7"! Watch out, Mamma and Daddy! :D Thanks for sharing your post. :)

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    1. Green pants? Now that is hilarious! My second son would like that idea since green is his all-time favorite color, and he dreams of becoming as tall as his bigger brother (which, we know, he will all too soon!)

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  6. You put eyelashes on the car! That's so awesome!

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  7. Hi. I'm a PW in Temple, GA. Thanks for sharing a little about yourself and for your service to the Lord. My baby who is 13 also passed me in all those things when he was 12 so I guess it's kind of normal. I thought that he would be my smallest, but he's almost caught up with his older brother and his dad so he might outgrow us all.

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    1. Nice to meet you, Tabiatha! After the comments I have been receiving, I guess you are right that it IS normal for our "little" boys to outgrow us so fast. It is still a bit hard to swallow, though, to realize they are growing up SO FAST!!!!

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