Scarf Project 2014/2015

Last year we had an amazing turn out for the Knit Together In Love scarf project!  You helped collect over 1,100 scarves to send to many countries including Nepal, Israel, China, Romania and more!

Here are a few pictures from last year’s project!




The three pictures above show the scarves having been sent to Nepal with Sue Cook and the Allow the Children ministry. Here is what she said:

 ”We got one good photo of a child wearing a scarf that  I thought you would like.   We packed them into the Christmas bags  and most of the kids  did not take them out to wear while we were there.  It was unseasonably warm in  Nepal  during our  trip, but it is cold now—just  as we had some warm days  before the cold here…. All of the children in the  Trisuli program received scarves.  They are sitting on  the roof top of the church in the sun, rather than inside  the building.   In the photo, we had not given out the  Christmas bags yet.  It is frightful cold in  Trisuli —not on the day we were there, but on a usual day.  It is far up in the mountains.  The scarves will be a  special blessing there.”

DSC00501Some of the scarves we sent to Romania and used in women’s ministry there.  My friend who took them said:   “Note the darker-skinned gypsy ladies on the left-hand side of the picture…they were SO THRILLED with their scarves, and that we would bring gifts to them!!”

jean#1This is a picture of some ladies who are bringing the some of the scarves to a chinese orphanage called New Hope.  They packed them up into gift bags to be distributed.


They also put the scarves into gift bags to pass out to make transitions smoother so they could minister effectivly on this short term trip.  Jean says:  ”Gift bags for guides, drivers that got us through ALL of the government bureaucracy–could not have done it without them!!!”jean#2

I really appreciated how they used the scarves on the China trip to share Jesus’ love with everyone.  ”Hotel Housekeeper–so amazed that she was getting a gift!”

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Above is a picture of me at Samaritan’s Purse bringing some of the scarves to be packed into the Operation Christmas Child boxes.  The man who met me there was very nice and appreciative of the donation.  He even let me take a look at the packing facility where the scarves were headed.

This year we will be doing the project again!  Please send your donations to the address below by January 10 2015.

Timberlake Baptist Church
21395 Timberlake Road | Lynchburg, VA 24502-3335

Click this link for more details!


Scarves Due Soon!

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We need them all to be in by January 6th!

75 Family Christmas Traditions

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Looking for some new Christmas activities or hoping to start a new tradition?  I am posting over at The Better Mom today with 75 creative traditions!  Come take a look and get some new ideas or add to the list if you think something was forgotten!


Cyber Monday Sale!

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Knit Together In Love 2013

I’m so excited!  This is the 10th year anniversary of the Knit Together in Love: scarf project!  

In case you aren’t familiar with the KTIL project here is a little bit about us.

Knit Together In Love is a project dedicated to providing and sending warm, handmade scarves to missionaries around the world so they may distribute them to people such as poor children, orphans, the elderly or to use in their women and children’s ministries.

Our goal is to warm people physically in hopes that their hearts might be warmed spiritually to the Gospel.

Watch this video to find out how it all started!

This year I’d like to invite YOU to join the Knit Together in Love scarf project!

We would love to have you join the scarf project by donating a handmade scarf or two to bless children and those in need.  Last year we collected 400+ scarves to send to 5 different countries!  We are kicking the scarf project off again this year and you have until October 4th to sign up to be involved and until January 6th to send your scarves in.

You can find all of the specific details of how you can help, contact information, a video and the sign up form by clicking the Knit Together In Love tab on the menu bar.  Even if you can’t knit or crochet a scarf there are still ways you can help!

Here is a sampling of pictures from previous projects.  We ask for pictures from the missionaries from each country the scarves are sent to.  This past year I had the amazing opportunity to actually hand deliver some of the scarves to children in New Zealand during a Bible in School day.  You can read more about my trip and see some additional pictures here.

Don’t forget to follow Knit Together In Love on Facebook!

Help us spread the word by sharing this post or video on Facebook or this infographic on Pinterest! 

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Women Living Well Conference 2013

This past weekend I flew over to the Women Living Well conference!

On this trip I had the opportunity to meet each of the speakers, ladies who I’d met online but had never had the chance to talk with in person.  I can tell you right now that even after a few minutes of spending time with them I knew this was a FUN group of ladies!

Each of the ladies had something special about them, a unique passion and it came out in their conversation as well as their key notes at the conference.  There was a beautiful diversity but a clear unified bond in Christ.

This is a group picture of all of us after a fun dinner!

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Please a take a moment to checkout all of their wonderful websites if you haven’t already!

Angela- Good Morning Girls, Janelle- Comfy in the Kitchen, Katina (she directed the conference), Karen- Proverbs 31,, Whitney-Good Morning Girls

Ruth-The Better Mom, Clair- Peak Fitness,  Courtney-(Women Living Well), Jen-Good Morning Girls, ME , Darlene-Time Warp Wife 

Over the next few days I spent time getting to know these ladies and trying to lend a hand when possible as they prepared for the conference.  They were all very kind and I so enjoyed getting to know them!

On conference day I sat in the front and tried to capture it all on camera to help Courtney out, which proved to be a bit challenging.  These girls are super expressive and exciting which made it a little bit hard to get a good shot (I think we got a few) but I wouldn’t change them for anything.  The energy and passion was great!

I loved the way the conference was planned out.  Each speaker had a chance to share with us the passion the Lord had laid on their heart.  Such wisdom and encouragement on topics like marriage, parenting, walking with God, health, ministry and more!

Then after each speaker there would be a Q&A panel.  Courtney would invite up three or four of the speakers and then she would ask them questions related to the topic that had just been discussed.  Each woman had a unique perspective and something different to bring to the table.  I took lots of notes during these Q&A sessions!

Two ladies I was very excited to meet where Courtney and Darlene.  I have read their blogs for several years now and couldn’t believe I was finally going to get to meet them in person!

Courtney’s kind, larger than life personality wins you over quickly.  She is such a joyful, generous person and I’m happy to know her!
Darlene is a sweet, friendly lady with a testimony of hope and grace that touches my heart deeply and makes me smile when I see her.
As I said I have enjoyed both of their blogs, Women Living Well and Time-Warp Wife, for quite a while now.  If you haven’t begun following them, you should!
Another BIG highlight of my week was being able to spend time with my friend Olivia!  She is such a beautiful example of biblical womanhood and a great hope giver.  I just LOVED spending time with her and her family that will be growing bigger in a few months!  I won’t mention their names so as not to embarrass them (such humble people), but Olivia’s Mother and Father-in-love allowed me to stay in their beautiful home while I was in town.  Such sweet people and very generous!   I so enjoyed my time with them.
I arrived home late Monday night feeling blessed and refreshed.  Many new friends and great memories were made!
If you missed the Women Living Well conference you still have a chance to be encouraged by it!  Very soon Courtney will be posting videos of each wonderful session on her blog.  I would encourage you to check it out.  It will be worth your time!
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Protecting Your Fertility

Protecting Your FertilityAn important part of preparing for motherhood is protecting your fertility as a single woman.

Do you know how to protect your fertility?

I’m posting over at The Better Mom with a few ways women can strive to protect their ability to conceive children.

Join me?

FREE Printable Safety Cards

I’m posting over at The Better Mom today with some FREE Printable Emergency/Safety Cards!

Need a one stop place to save all of your family’s emergency numbers, allergy information and medication lists?  This printable is for you!

The Better Mom has so many great contributors that share amazing posts.  I highly recommend this blog!

Ultimate Beauty Bag Winner!

I am very happy to announce the winner of the Ultimate Beauty Bag and “Single Girl” ebook giveaway!   I will be contacting you by email and you will have until Monday night to respond so you can collect your prize.

Just as a reminder the beautiful 31 bag included in this prize was sponsored by Meredith Morton.  You can join her Facebook group to stay updated on other deals and contests and you can purchase more of her products here.

With out further ado the winner is……………………………

Lisa Baucom Chambers

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