Monday, February 19, 2007

Living Organized.

Well, it won't change your life. Or maybe it will.

But I enjoyed most of this book, simply because it told me why I - a person who gains naught but pure joy from buying file folders and color coding things - cannot seem to keep my house in a relaxing, clutter-free state. It gives you psychological reasons why you might have difficulty keeping your house clean, as well as practical tips for finally being motivated to get things done and give away the super cute skirt that hasn't fit since 7th grade. I even put a sweater that still fits but that I simply don't like into my give away box! This is ground breaking territory for me, people.

So, if you still have Christmas presents that haven't been put away or you can't find a dish only to realize it's been sitting in the dishwasher clean for more than two weeks, I would thoroughly recommend this book! :-) I got it at the $5 Christian bookstore in the mall. Don't even get me started. I could write a whole blog on that place alone! If you live in Knoxville, you must check it out!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

30 Hour Famine.

29,000 children die every day from hunger.

852 million people around the world don't have enough to eat.
On February 23rd and 24th, we are joining together to do something about it.

This February, teens nationwide are participating in the 30 Hour Famine, forsaking food for 30 hours to get a taste of what the world's poorest children and families face everyday. Prior to the event weekend, teens raise funds by explaining that $30 – just $1 a day – can feed and care for a child for 30 days. This is the 16th Famine. The first 15 raised more than $80 million, representing hundreds of thousands of children who are alive today because of teens who went hungry and the people who sponsored them.

Would you consider sponsoring me or one of the teenagers in the Providence group as we fast together on the 23rd and 24th? If so, just leave me a comment or a message and I will get back to you with more information on how to donate.

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Monday, February 5, 2007

My Biggest Fear.

I sit staring out the window
Longing for passion
Longing for the hand of God to pick me up and put me down
In a situation that is designed perfectly for me
A place where I will be challenged but loved
A place where I can love
Where my abilities will flourish from use
Where I will not be so crippled by my weaknesses
Yet here I sit
Allowing consistency to become my complacency.