Wednesday, April 28, 2010

must read

I realize this blog is sorely lacking. So sorry about that! These boys are keeping me hopping. I feel like with Jude being 10 weeks old (how in the world did that happen?!) we're getting into a routine and constantly moving at the same time.

I think I last left you with the news that Marshall was home. He was really here!! That seems like a long time ago! We had a wonderful time with him. We vegged out, caught up, went to the zoo, shopped and stop the press...went on a date! I don't have pictures of the date. :)

Since then we have planted a garden, joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), neglected this blog, enjoyed the Texas Bluebonnets,spent too much time on Facebook, enjoyed the bluebonnets again,celebrated Easter,played at the park and daily enjoy a fantastic life.
Not to be a downer, but while I'm enjoying the many blessings of my life, I can't shake the burden for those less fortunate. People just like me except they have no access to clean drinking water or if they get bitten by a mosquito they may die of malaria or they don't know where their next meal is coming from or they're in a nursing home and can't remember the last time someone visited.
And I can't shake the Scriptures about how as a Christian, it's my responsibility to care for and about these people. Jesus loves them and so should I. If I was orphaned wouldn't I want someone to adopt me and become my family? He (God) did that for me.
I have seen poverty up close and personally and I have no excuse not to act. Once we know, we are responsible.

I'm reading this book and I think you should too. The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns, president of World Vision, is rocking my world and I hope you'll let it rock yours too. We can make a difference. We HAVE to. Especially is we claim to love and follow Jesus.
If you say, "But we knew nothing about this,"

does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?

Does not he who guards your life know it?

Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?

Proverbs 24:12

Go get that book and let me know what you think! Or if you've already read it, give me your opinion.