So many way to help.. 06/18/2009
So i'm sitting here searching through worldvision's site being completely astounded by the amount of abandoned children. I mean, they just have pages and pages and pages full of children to sponsor. While that is wonderful, it's also disheartening to think about all of those children that have yet to be sponsored. They're scared. They're hopeful. YOU can be the change that they're hoping to see. YOU can create a lasting relationship with them throughout the years, and YOU can learn something from the experience, too. First of all, you must know, that making the commitment to sponsor a child is a big deal. It's money every month to help feed and care for your child. It takes a lot of consideration and prayer. However, I promise you, the reward is much greater than any amount of money. You get a monthly report on how your child is doing. You get pictures annually of your child. You can donate more money for livestock or clothes. You can do so much to help these kids, and they're truly a blessing! =] If you'd like to learn more about the sponsorship of a child, you should visit http://www.worldvision.org : They're a site that lets you choose a child, donate and care for your child, while giving you updates along the way. They are a very honorable site and I give them my full support! Hope everyone is doing well.
I should be sleeping.. 06/18/2009
I find that I spend most of my time lying in bed trying to fall asleep. I can be so tired at one point, so I go to bed and spend countless hours trying to sleep. So tonight, I decided to make a blog about what I think about while I lay here. First of all, I watched the CMT awards tonight, and it amazes me how genuinely talented some people are. It makes me happy to see how they've gotten so far. I think it would be truly amazing to be where they are. God is good.. I was looking around on WorldVision's website earlier reading some of the letters that sponsors have sent to their children, and sometimes it makes me want to cry: One, for the fact that people can be so selfless and help a child they've never even met, and Two: How some places can be so overrun with poverty that people can't even drink clean water. I hope someday that these problems can be solved. I was going to go grab my notebook, however I stubbed my pinky toe on the bed and now it's bleeding everywhere..Bandaids are definitely a blessing! =] When I think about poverty-stricken children, I think of a verse in Matthew "Heal the sick, raise the dead to life again, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have recieved, and freely you shall give." I think that means that as freely as i'm given clothes and food, I should give that right back to others that need it. I'm still chewing on that. You should too. I plan on taking a run in the moring, so I should get back to trying to sleep. Thanks for taking the time to read!
How often do we just sit back and count our blessings? Most of us are focused on counting the blessings we wish to have. Myself included. After reading about many cases of children in Africa, I sat back and counted the blessings that I have oh-so-ungratefully gotten. I have a loving family, a roof over my head, a job, a car, and an air-conditioned room (haha) i'm sitting on my laptop computer in my queen sized bed. And yet, too often am I hoping and wishing for more.. I never seem to look at all the good things I have received. I all to often can find something to complain about. Psalms 77: 1 says: The songwriter said, “Count your blessings, name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” In our times of depression, even great distress, we need to recount the blessings and mercy of God. We may face times when we feel as though we are forsaken, even by God, but that is the time we are to count our blessings. Even in the worst times, we are supposed to count our blessings. It's hard to sit back and think about good things when things are going wrong. It is surprising to count them.. God has given us all so much!