Monday, December 13, 2010

Sympathy is no substitution for action

This quote was on a church sign near our home last week. It has stuck with me because isn't this how most of us live our lives? Most people feel sympathetic to those in need and might even think about doing soemthing to help. But if you are anything like me those thoughts rarely get put into action.

My goal for the coming year is to put my sympathetic thoughts into action more often.

I started this post a few days ago and then today saw the video below. Powerful.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Joy of Christmas

Every YEAR 2,102,400 more children become orphans in Africa alone

Every DAY 38,493 children AGE OUT of the orphanage...they will be turned out into the streets...with NOTHING

Staggering statistics, seems hopeless, yet we can all make a difference.

I love this time of year. The lights & decorations, Christmas music blaring through our home, all the extra cookies & goodies....lots of excitement each day as we approach Christmas day. Such a joyous time for us yet a lonely time for so many.

I pray this season we will remember the true reason for the season and share the joy and hope of our Savior's birth by helping or loving someone in need.