The first is:
"If you want to make God laugh, make a plan."
I am a planner. I like to be
The second quote is:
"Leap and the net will appear."
This kind of talk is dangerous for me. I get big ideas and I make big plans and I get in big trouble.
I have felt a pull to join a mission trip since I was in high school.
The time was never right...for me.
I had very important things to do.
School, work, family, meetings, yard work, laundry...blah, blah, blah.
I watched as members of my church went to Haiti to serve.
I ignored the whisper in my ear. I made more excuses.
As I was telling myself "I can't afford to go," I was overwhelmed with guilt. I can't afford to go? I felt so self-absorbed, so greedy, so arrogant.
I write about houses and our stories that go on inside of them.
I saw a clip on television several years ago. A young girl living in a tent had attached a scrap of pretty fabric to her makeshift wall. I was so struck by her desire to create something pretty, her desire to create a home for the young siblings that she was raising. They had lost their parents to AIDS.
I looked at my four children. They have happy, healthy parents to
I want them to be grateful. I want them to have a bigger world view. I want them to give back. I want to be that kind of role model for them.
I'm going to Haiti.
Yesterday was my birthday. I made predictions that my friends would "surprise" me with joke gifts and take me out on the town.
Well, I had the "surprise" part right.
For my birthday, they started a "go-fund" for my trip. I am so overwhelmed with love and gratitude that I cannot adequately express. (Without blubbering and stuttering!)
We all give and serve in our own ways.
For me, I am going to leap. Thank you for being my net.
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