Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
May GOD bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half truths and superficial relationships, so that we may live deep within our hearts.
May GOD bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that we may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May GOD bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
May GOD bless us with enough foolishness to believe we can make a difference in this world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done.
And may the blessing of GOD, Who creates, redeems, and sanctifies, be upon you and all you love and pray for this day and forevermore.
Monday, January 18, 2010
No fancy wedding ceremony, no fancy reception. They stood before God with a few people they loved dearly.
They had an honest, God fearing marriage. My Grandpa went home to be with the Lord when I was only 2. I look at pictures of him and wonder what it would have been like to know him here on this earth. All I can live by are the stories Grandma tells me about him, about his childhood, about how hard he worked as a farmer to provide. And it makes me proud to be his granddaughter.
I can't wait to meet him in heaven.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Right after we learned of the earthquake we began making as many phone calls to whoever might have information. Cell towers were down and those that weren't were being bombarded with phone calls finding out the condition of loved ones. After hours of waiting, word came to us that all were ok. Which was a relief, but I was once again grieved knowing all those that were suffering.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It is a neighboring country. Abject poverty is something that can not be ignored. Yet, we decided not to pay attention until this tragedy occured. Now a country that had very little has even less.
Anne Jackson blogged about Rachel Evans on a different subject, but I came across her latest post titled "We Already Failed Haiti" She hits it right on.
So now that this tragedy has occured and the world's eyes are on Haiti, what is going to be your response....what is going to be the response of the church?