Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti and feeling really really small.

Some days I wake up feeling like I can change the world. I feel as though nothing and no one could stop me and there is enough love in my heart to reach across every part of this world. Other days I wake up feeling so small, helpless and insignificant. Today is one of those days. 
What is happening in Haiti is truly breaking my heart and at the same time I cant even imagine what these people are going through. I am sitting here in my living room drinking a cup of coffee, typing on my laptop and I know that my family and friends are all safe. I tried watching CNN earlier and I had to change the channel. I just couldn't take it. But there are people actually living this nightmare right now, not just sitting and watching it on their tv screens.
I realized that it is days like these when my change the world, love filled heart needs to work over time. I shouldn't feel insignificant because there is something I can do. I may not be able to donate millions or fly to Haiti and be a shoulder to cry on. But I can donate the 20 dollars I was planning to spend on these shoes I saw at target the other day, I can pray and pray and pray for those beautiful souls and love them without knowing their names. I urge you to do the same.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE donate if you can. Spare yourself 2 trips to Starbucks and give $10.

Psalm 9:9
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

a day wasted, except not.

My entire day was just devoted to listening to this on audiobook a trillion times. A day wasted?.... nope.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

it wasn't easy, but it was love.

"He could have come back when crosses were out of style. But his heart wouldn't let him. If there was hesitation on the part of his humanity, it was overcome by the compassion of his divinity. His divinity heard the voices. His divinity heard the hopeless cries of the poor, the bitter accusations of the abandoned, the dangling despair of those who are trying to save themselves.
And his divinity saw the faces. Some wrinkled. Some weeping. Some hidden behind veils. Some obscured by fear. Some earnest with searching. Some blank with boredom. From the face of Adam to the face of the infant born somewhere in the world as you read these words, he saw them all.
And you can be sure of one thing. Among the voices that found their way into that carpentry shop in Nazareth was your voice. Your silent prayers uttered on tear stained pillows were heard before they were said. Your deepest questions about death and eternity were answered before they were asked. And your direst need, your need for a Savior, was met before you ever sinned.
And not only did he hear you, he saw you. He saw your face aglow the hour you first knew him. He saw your face in shame the hour you first fell. The same face that looked back at you from this mornings mirror, looked at him. And it was enough to kill him.
He left because of you.
He laid his security down with his hammer. He hung tranquility on the peg with his nail apron. He closed the window shutters on the sunshine of his youth and locked the door on the comfort and ease of anonymity. 
Since he could bear your sins more easily than he could bear the thought of your hopelessness, he chose to leave. 
It wasn't easy. But it was love."
-Max Lucado

I have always loved Max Lucado, but recently I have become obsessed with reading everything this man has ever written. It would be super dope to have this guy for like a grandpa or something.  

Sunday, January 3, 2010

that was so last decade.

I feel like it was just yesterday that we said goodbye to the 90's and stepped into the world of ugg boots and ipods. To think its already been a decade... that we have been living in the new millennium for 10 years now, its crazy... and it makes me feel really old. But at the same time I feel like this decade has dragged on and on and im ready for a fresh new decade. Sure old decade I am thankful for all that you have done for me... but im ready to move on.

So heres to 2010... im excited for you.

that is all.