Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New Season

Welcome to my new blog!

For the past three years, I've worked for Adventures in Missions (and blogged on my AIM blog). I've learned and experienced so much, and it's been incredible to share it all with my family, friends, supporters and others who are faithful blog readers (though really, I think of you as "friends" too, even if we've never met!)

I love my old blog, and all the memories and life-lessons it holds... but I've been wanting to expand it for a while...

It's been great to blog about our mission work, our prayer needs, and a little bit about our life, but I've been wanting to do a more "personal" blog too! Since the end of this year marked the end of my time at Adventures in Missions (because we started our own non-profit) it seemed like the perfect time to start all things new! As this new year begins I am embracing a new season of life with a new non-profit AND a new blog!

And so, I will continue to blog about our orphan advocacy work with The Sound of Hope here, but I will also blog more about our personal life and adventures, struggles and celebrations, funny stories, photos, favorite products, yummy recipes, healthy living tips, DIY projects and crafts.... just about anything and everything that is on my heart and mind! I hope it becomes a fun place for you to stop in and see what The Jacksons are up to (and get to know us better - beyond just our mission work and our prayer needs!) Oh, and I'm kind of technologically challenged, but if I can ever figure out how to make this blog look even cooler/ more personalized AND add some awesome gadgets or widgets or whatever they call them, then I'll do that too! ;)

So STAY TUNED! We leave for 100 days in Thailand on the 18th of January, and I am already SO excited about sharing our adventure with you!

In the meantime I would love, love, LOVE to have you as a "follower" on my blog! (click here to follow me). I'll be honest - I don't fully understand the whole "follower thing"... I know it's some way to get an update whenever I post though. For those of you who are technologically challenged like me, I am trying to come up with a way to send you email updates too. In the meantime, feel free to "bookmark" this site and check back for new posts!
And one last little thing.... I would love to hear any ideas you have for things you want to see me blog about, or any comments you have about this new blog. So please feel free to comment away!


  1. Congrats Ericka on your new blog ! What an adventure your life is and is going to be . I am excited to follow you to Thailand and be a part of yours and Rusty's adventures there. May God bless and keep you as you journey through this life ! Much Love, Robin C

  2. Congrats on the new blog! Cant wait to read updates about your wonderful trip!

  3. Congrats! Now, make sure you keep us updated on your travel! And remember, the more posts you have, the happier Katie will be. :-) Mwah.

  4. Way to go, Ericka! Hope you had fun with the new blog...love your background! Will be praying for you and Rusty!
    Love ya!!!!
    Mama Sue