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just….thank you!

Ah, you guys!  Truth be told, I have many days (especially recently) when I sit here at my computer and wonder whether I should continue blogging.  Sometimes I feel like I really don’t have anything of worth to say and I wonder why in the world anyone would choose to come and read my simple thoughts and look at my very amateurish pictures.  Some days I wonder if it is all worth it, this blogging thing–especially when I am swimming in my own sea of uncertainty right now and life feels so unpredictable.

But then I come to you with a couple of needs and you really do blow me away.  No grand prizes or amazing incentives to donate to a cause. No, just people in need of the body of Christ to rally for them. 

How amazingly you all rise up to meet the need each and every time!  How generously you literally pour out your love upon those I share here!

Today I am so, so thankful to each one of you who have given to the Evans family since yesterday.  Oh my!  Their fundraising efforts are finally starting to look so much better.  But more than the finances, each and every one of you who have given, offered to help with a fundraiser, or donated an item for their silent auction, have blessed this one Marine family more than you can ever know.  You have shown them the astounding love of Christ–simply by being willing to help a stranger.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much I appreciate your outpouring of love upon this sweet family.  They are so deserving of being blessed in this way.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Also, beautiful Kolina’s grant fund is looking fabulous!  I have not heard news of a family who has committed to her yet, but thank the Lord that she has a lovely grant which will be such a huge blessing to the family whom the Father chooses to rescue her.  I appreciate your generosity so very much. You truly have given one little lovie HOPE of finding her forever family soon.

So I just wanted to thank you all for BEING the church.  It is so easy to confess with our mouths that we are Christians…but how different it is to actually BE the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth.  The Word of God tells us that faith without works is dead! Thank you for being doers of His Word and for being so obedient to “care for the orphan” as we are commanded to do. Thank you for caring, for sharing the needs I bring to you, and for opening your hearts and your bank accounts to those who just need someone to come alongside them in support.

Together, we can truly make a huge difference in the lives of orphans and those working so hard to bring them home.  Please don’t ever think that your $5 contribution cannot make a difference!  It absolutely does!  God LOVES to multiply the seed we sow.  He gave us the story of the loaves and the fishes to remind us of that.  The amount we sow really doesn’t matter…God looks at the heart of the giver.  He loves to take what we are able to give and grow it into something so amazing, so beautiful.  It’s just one of the many ways He chooses to display His glory…and really, it is all about the Father’s glory, His faithfulness, and His name being made famous on the earth.

The future of my blog?  Well, I have no idea.  I only know that it really is not my blog, but a place where the LORD is welcome to have His will and His way.  For now, I will continue to listen carefully to His still small voice regarding what to post and who to share about.  And even on those days when I feel like I have nothing to offer here, I will continue to remind myself that it really is NOT about me, but ALL about Him.

Thank you for reading here.  I am so grateful to each and every one of you who chooses to read my blog.

With a grateful heart.