Tuesday, April 17, 2012

From His Perspective

Athens, Greece

So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ -- that's where the action is. See things from his perspective. Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life -- even though invisible to spectators -- is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you'll show up, too -- the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.
Colossians 3:1-4//MSG

A friend of mine recently went down to Haiti with Heifer International to work on a project called REACH (Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti). The project builds fencing and plants trees. I have a passion for the people in Haiti and I plan to visit Haiti in the near future. To find out more or to donate click here. You can watch the video below about their trip!  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Family Scrapbook for Madiana

I sponsor a girl named Madiana through Compassion International who lives in Haiti. I enjoy writing her letters and reading letters from her. I have sponsored her for 7 years. I hope to go to Haiti next year and visit her and her family. One of the ideas Compassion had for sending mail to your child was to create a mini scrapbook. I thought that was a great idea. I already had a mini scrapbook that I had made in a previous workshop. I used that and printed pictures of each of my family members off. They are very specific in that you cannot show your possessions in your pictures, so that is why the pictures are just head shots. I had a lot of fun making it and hope she enjoys it.

This is Madiana Belange. She just turned 12 years old on March 20.
She enjoys swimming, volleyball, drawing, and singing. 
I hope to visit her someday and possibly even next year!

Would you like to sponsor a child? Check out Compassion International here.