Sunday, April 10, 2011

Compassion Sunday

Today at church was Compassion Sunday. Grant and I already sponsor one child through Compassion International, but today I felt a nudge in my heart that we should sponsor another one. We have been blessed with so much in our lives, and these kids have so little, and we want to share our blessings. The first child we started sponsoring almost a year ago; a little boy named Harits. He is 6 years old and lives in Indonesia. He's absolutely adorable! Today we picked out a beautiful 7 year old girl named Sefodina from Tanzania.

I've written Harits only a couple of times since sponsoring him, and I really feel kind of bad about it. What have I done this weekend that made me to busy to sit down and write him? The answer: nothing. So I'm going to try to set a new goal for myself. Grant and I (or just me haha) will write our two Compassion children twice a month, and with one of the letters each month, we will send some sort of little extra gift for them. I read that goal, and it doesn't seem like much, but to these two kids it's going to mean so much!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Journey to Contentment (Part 1)

A while ago I was walking through the bookstore, and stumbled upon the book Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. I bought it thinking it would be a good read, but haven't touched it until this weekend. This entire last week of work (and life), I have come home stressed, and tired, and I needed a change. I feel like I have been constantly complaining. Complaining about wanting new things for my home, upset with myself for gaining a few pounds since I've gotten married, stressing and worrying about things going on at work, upset because Grant won't let me get a kitten (silly right!), and wanting a baby and feeling like everyone around me is having one. 

This book is all about giving all our worries over to God, and being content with the life that we live. Something I've always struggled with since becoming a Christian is giving all my worries to Him, and putting all my faith in Him. I should feel so blessed with where my life is now! I have a home and an amazing husband who loves me unconditionally, I have been made perfect in God's image, Grant loves my little yorkie Charlie (haha) I have a job doing something I love, and I have amazing friends(Shanna I'm still so stinkin excited for you!). 

My hope is that over the time of me reading this book, and getting more into the Word, that I will become less anxious about my future, and more content with how my life is now, and have complete faith that God will take care of me.