There is a phrase from a blog post last week that I simply can not get out of my head. I know people get tired of those bloggers who simply copy and paste from larger blogs but I honestly am not trying to do that. There is just one sentence that this atheist guy wrote about this Christian guy.
…he seems to do what few Christians do these days, that is to say a lot of good.
I don’t have an issue with giving..most of the time…so I wasn’t really convicted that I wasn’t. It’s just, I don’t know. I want to be MORE giving. There is a quote I have on my desktop by Helen Keller that says “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” And that’s what I want to do. Sort of like Palin said in her recent speech at the RNC…just because it doesn’t fix all the problems, it doesn’t give us an excuse to do nothing. I will do what I can to make a difference. And really, I’d like to inspire others to change that viewpoint that non-Christians have…that we don’t do a whole lot of good.
Acts says the church, that is to say CHRISTIANS should be taking care of others. I may not ever say it again, but the atheist was right…we should be doing better jobs.
And I really couldn’t believe the first Sunday of my our Sunday School class yesterday talked a lot about making a difference in our community. And then just last night and this morning I was presented with at least three CONCRETE ways we can help.
- This is from a local source: I am part of a fundraising organization called Team Bellenger which was put together to raise money for a brother and sister pair both with Stage IV kidney disease and both active on the transplant list. Their names are Stephanie and Matthew. Long story short we have several things going on that we are trying to promote locally. We are selling t-shirts for $10 and rubber bracelets for $3. We are having a Christian Concert on Oct. 4 by The Ladd Family.Concert Info:The Ladd Family
October 4, 2008 7:00pm
Palmetto Room at Historic Old Town
150 E. White Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. To support Stephanie or Matthew: Make checks payable to: NTAF South-Atlantic Kidney Transplant Fund Note in the memo section: In honor of Stephanie Bellenger or Matthew Bellenger Please mail to: National Transplant Assistance Fund 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120 Radnor, PA 19087 To make a credit card donation call 800-642-8339 or visit www.transplantfund.org
- That Christian guy I mentioned above posted this today:
My boy LV asked Pastor Dino what he needed to help the victims…
“As of Friday, Sept. 5th, power is expected to be out in parts of southern Louisiana for 4-6 weeks; homes are destroyed, and many people in “the bayou” have yet to be reached. They need help!
We asked Dino what they need and how the Catalyst audience might be able to help.”
The answer… Blue Tarps.Blue Tarps.Blue Tarps.Blue Tarps.Blue Tarps.Blue Tarps.
Order your blue tarps at this link and have it shipped hereONE (1) BLUE TARP
Healing Place Church
19202 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
- Hurricane Ike devastated Haiti. I know I’ve mentioned helping the Haiti Rescue Center before and they had extensive damage. Check for information on their blog and there is a donation link on their site.
I am working to give to all of these in one way or another. Please join me in doing some good today.