Sunday, February 24, 2013

You've got a friend

Quick story:

This girl is so special to me. Her love radiated so much. This was taken at an orphanage in Haiti last Summer. Our mission group didn't know what to expect as we drove to an orphanage for over an hour across the border of the D.R. and Haiti. We came to play with the kids for the day and serve them a meal. It was their first time eating a sandwich! The kids were not sure how to eat it. And you know, you hear about all these stories of mission trips and how they are based on helping others, when in reality, its the opposite way around (or even full circle). Their tender love and kindness to us was such a gift, such an admiration of what it means to be a brother and sister in Christ. They showed us what it means to approach someone without judgement, without a label, without walls and just love. 

The modern world today can be so deceiving. Do I really love all those around me in the same way that these kids loved and welcomed me?


Friday, February 22, 2013

Good morning! 7 notes

First note: God is good (ALL THE TIME)!

Second note: Most of Kansas got snow in the past two days, and in some places hitting an inch below record high.

Third note: Us college kids got a 5 day weekend! It could not have come at a better time.

Fourth note: Encouraged by an angel (a new friend). I'd only only met her for 5 minutes and she had already encourage me to continue with a challenging class I was ready to drop. How amazing it is that God can use us to change other people's lives for the better?! Hope, faith, and love. To my new friend: Thank you!

Fifth note: Nanotechnology. <-- I am still trying to wrap my mind around how it works.

Sixth note: Look at this delightful treat from The Simple Veganista. I did not have all of the ingredients the recipe called out, but it still tasted delicious!

Seventh note: Do work. B-E proactive. You CAN do it!!!!!

never miss an opportunity to be kind to a stranger.
Hope, faith, and love,

-Ahhhhhh  meee