There are three new blog badges on our blog that we want you to check out.
Our only regret is that we can't respond to and post all the requests we receive. We realize that some people feel overlooked or ignored. Our blog family has grown ten fold over the past few months and with that comes a new set of challenges.
Please realize that we get, and respond to dozens upon dozens of emails every day. We get a steady stream of requests to mention blogs, post badges, and let you know about other precious children or adults in tough situations. We wish we could post every single one of them. In fact, I might create a new blog simply for that purpose...
We have no rules or patterns or criteria about how we respond. We just do what we can do for as many as we can while continuing to minister generally to all. Please don't feel forgotten or neglected or ignored or intentionally overlooked. It is just simply physically impossible to respond to all and post everything we are asked to post.
One last thing... I was asked yesterday "how can you possibly respond to, pray for, and actually spend time thinking about hundreds of people and requests?" The question kind of implied that we pretend like we actually DO all those things for every request. Of course we don't... we can't, it's impossible and we don't pretend otherwise.
We respond to a LOT, we pray for a LOT, we answer a LOT, we give advice to a LOT... but we can't do it for all. I think people realize that. That is why we do features like "Pray for Me, Pray for Others" so that our entire community of blog friends can get in on praying for each other and responding with advice and information. We also allow our comments to be used to post links and information for other readers to see. This allows our blog friends to "post" their requests or information on our blog when they need to. People read comments, trust me.
We will continue to think of new creative ways to build "community" into our blog so that it can become a source of ministry to as many as possible.
Over on the right, you'll see blog badges for Zoey, Gavin, and Philip. Please take a moment and visit their blog and get to know them. Not trying to single anyone out, but Zoey's beautiful face will just melt your heart.
We'll keep you posted on Abby's surgery today. We have a lot of new pics and videos to share this week, just trying to find time to get them posted.
Thanks for the overwhelming response yesterday. It was very encouraging. We do not, and will not dwell on the negative comments, but occasionally they give us opportunity to remind each other what we are doing and why we are doing it.