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A very odd post today…odd even for me – for some it will make sense – others will just shake their heads.
I’m a huge fan of Formula 1 Racing, have been for over twenty-five years. I watch both the qualifying and the race, every time. I usually have two or three favorite drivers vs. following a team. I write out the racing schedule each year so hubby can make sure everything is taped, even those that would start at 5:00 my time, on the off-chance I slept in. Read the rest of this entry »
I have had, and will continue to have deep reservations about the Orphan Ministry. It isn’t because I think the motives are bad but in how they present the message. I have worried about speaking out about this because I don’t have the flowery type of conversation skills that help deflect defensiveness. Please understand this is not saying anyone is bad, just that they might want to personally delve a bit deeper into the meaning of it all. Read the rest of this entry »
Whenever I see advertisements about movies related to adoption – I follow the links to find out where they lead.
And the description upset me greatly, and yes, I am trying to be diplomatic here.
I saw another website at the bottom of the page so I followed it.
And I looked around that website and clicked on the resources link.
Resources – surprise, surprise…
And you know, just once I want to be pleasantly surprised and see them not just focusing on the orphan aspect of James 1:27, but rather, focusing on caring in tandem the widows and the orphans. We all know that quite likely in the statistics they quote, some (many) of those orphans – are also the children of the very widows they are also called to serve.
You know like the famous parable in the Bible about Elijah and the Widow Zarephath in 1 Kings 17…
The story of Elijah hiding out by the river, and when it ran dry he was told to seek out the Widow Zarephath. Who when he asked for a drink and a piece of bread – told him she only had enough to feed herself and her son one more meal. And how Elijah told her not to fear that she would have plenty until the end of the famine, if she shared. And it was so. And then later, when her son became ill – Elijah took her son and pleaded with God and her son was healed. Then Elijah returned her son back to the Widow Zarephath, and she told him she knew he spoke the truth.
Where is that ministry?