Blog Archive - 2011 August
I'm taking a bit of a blog break for the month of August. However, I couldn't help but pass along this opportunity:
Today, K-Love is hosting a fund drive for Compassion's Water of Life program. The country their supporting? Rwanda. Where two of our Compassion Kiddos live. I would *love* to see this program fully funded and to know that Pracidia's family, Claudine's family, and their friends have access to safe, clean drinking water.
One filter costs $55, and it will provide clean water for a family's lifetime.
The whole premise of So You Think You Can Dance is to find good dancers and then force them outside of their genre, watch them grow or fail, and judge their performance. It works. SYTYCD is a very popular show.
A man owned a pool. One day, he noticed the pool had a green tint to it. He called the store where he purchased the pool and asked for their help. They prescribed a bit more chlorine and promised him the pool would be as good as new the next day.
God told a man to build a house. He provided the land, the wood, the nails, and the general plan.
The man went to work. He read the general plan and got a good idea of how the house should be built. He started to organize the wood by shape, size, and purpose. Since God didn't provide a hammer, the man assumed he was supposed to use the one he already had.
...until it got stolen.
Having abandoned God, the man returned to the pile of wood. Determined to fulfill God's call, he began pounding the nails into the wood...again with his bare hands.
Out of sheer stubbornness and pride, the man decided to go ahead and fulfill God's call...to build the house...in his own time, in his own strength, with his own resources.
And he failed.
With bloodied hands and the resignation known only to those in the throes of grief, the man approached God a second time.
The man thought he knew how to use a hammer. But he couldn't have been more wrong.
Joe and Sue spent the entire week teaching the man all about the hammer...how it was made, how it worked, and how it was meant to be used.
At the end of the week, Joe and Sue presented the man with a wonderful gift: a hammer.
The man felt relief and peace.
Then, Joe began to speak.
"Imagine what it would be like, for one incredible weekend,
to really experience the God who loves you."
So begins the narrative on the Women of Faith Imagine promo video.
This upcoming weekend, thousands of women will gather in Indianapolis to hear from Christian speakers and singers like Luci Swindoll and Natalie Grant. Packed into a stadium, this group of women will laugh, cry, sing, and seek to learn more about the God who loves them.
This family knows how to move. You should see us when we grocery shop...especially at Marsh. They keep their music extra loud. :) We shake our hips and flutter our arms up and down the aisles, grabbing a gallon of milk or a box of cereal along the way. On Friday, we saw the Dolphin Show at the Indy Zoo, and they had a kickin' soundtrack. We just couldn't stay still.
For the first two years of his career at Griffin, Mike had the incredible opportunity to work on a project that he enjoyed with a boss that he loved...a boss who became his best friend. Over the years, we had the opportunity to get to know Mike and Samantha Roth, and we were so very sad to see them head down to Texas back in February. In the months since that time, it has become apparent to us how blessed we were to have them in our lives. My Mike especially feels the loss of the other Mike at work.