December 21, 2010

On the Ninth Day of Christmas

'Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."' John 14:6

Christmas always makes me think about how much I have been given compared to how little people in other countries (or often, people in my own town) have.  While I may be disgruntled because I don't have this or that, these people are desperate for their basic needs, things to eat, a place to sleep.  I don't say this to guilt anyone into giving, but to remind you how much we have been given, that it was given to us out of love, and that when we share with those in need we show the love of Christ.  With that in mind, should you wish to make a donation this Christmas, here are several charities and organizations to consider

Compassion International - You can make a one time contribution, or sponsor a child, providing for their schooling and some of their basic needs as well as corresponding with them.

For His Glory Adoption Outreach - This organization supports Maison des Enfants de Dieu, a Christian orphanage in Haiti that is home to over 70 children, most of whom were either abandoned after the January earthquake or left by parents who could no longer care for them.  

National Right to Life - Fighting for the right to life of the everyone, but especially the unborn, elderly and disabled in America. 

Samaritan's Purse - Providing shelter, food, clean water, medicine, and other assistances to people around the globe.

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P.S. I think it's time for a new header.  The marigolds have been gone from the garden a long time.

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