Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
My dear friend Mindy works with Back2Back ministries in Mexico and she shared this video on her blog. Many of the people who read my blog probably follow hers as well, but I still felt compelled to share it in my own way.
This video talks much about the orphans heart, but the analogy is far more reaching than just the orphans in mexico. This analogy could be used for any orphan anywhere. Also, I think of the widows. Not just the widows who have had their husband die, but those whose husbands have abandoned them. Those who have been beaten down by a man, physically or verbally. Men who have had abusive fathers. Women who have been abused. The victim who has been blamed; "It's your own fault you don't have a job" "It's your fault you can't afford food." Children living with parents who don't show a trace of love to them. Those who have had addiction rule their lives. The homeless. The jobless. The single mothers. The drug addict. Your neighbor. Your friend. Your family member. You.
We all have paper hearts.
You are the helper of the fatherless. LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.
17 Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.
8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Even now, I'm just at a loss for what to write. Any thoughts that seem to make sense simply drift in and out of my head. By the time I'm ready to catch them, they have flown away. I'm left grasping for words and coherency.
The thing is, I know that from now on there probably won't be a time in life when I am not busy. When school is done I hope to find a job, from there maybe kiddos, and then who knows.
Wow, this is a bummer of a post. I think I've been a bummer to be around. Ok, that's it! Let's get some happy talk on this page before I drive everyone else away!
Happy thoughts, think happy thoughts.
Even though I have been terribly busy, life has been really good lately. I find myself falling more in love with my husband every day. In fact, over spring break we have decided that it is finally time to take a honeymoon. So, while all of you Hoosiers will be freezing your patooties off, I will be laying on the beach next to the best husband in the world.
God has been teaching me a lot about patience, trust, and forgiveness. I'm really grateful for that.
Today was warm. It was amazing. I went outside without a coat... it's amazing what going outside without a coat can do for your mood :)
I bought a new purse today. It is the first purse I have purchased in like 2 years. It's yellow. Yellow makes me smile and feel all sorts of warm inside. Now, I get to take yellow with me everywhere. Happiness in purse form.
This summer will be great! I already have a job possibility for the summer, and I plan to do lots of photography and lots of sewing!
Ok, I'm rambling. I need to go find stuff for the clothing exchange tomorrow!