Came across this charity organization, Hugs for Israel, in the Friends of Israel magazine. It was started to comfort children in Israel who have suffered from terrorist attacks. They do things like provide gift-baskets and water for hospital patients (water is not provided for patients there) as well as buying toys, clothes and other things kids like, to cheer them in their suffering. Nice job.
A Dutiful Mind
A glimpse into my head. Today is a great day of relief for me. It’s garbage day. I don’t know what it was but I struggled this last week with GCA (Garbage Can Anxiety–the fear that your garbage cans will be full with more bags left over that you’ll have to make an extra trip down to the end of the driveway for).
All week I’ve been stressed every time I glanced the kitchen garbage and saw it filling up so quickly. I’ve been doing my best to not create garbage to help the situation. And my efforts paid off as I managed to get all my bags of garbage into the cans with slight squashing effort. Shwew, but the new week begins. . .
We’re Doomed, Just So You Know
It’s official, we’re doomed. Yet another study says that we have now used two-thirds of the earth’s resources. The articled details all the ways we’re killing our dear Mommy Earth. We’re using lots of fresh water up, more land is being tilled, deforestation, fish stocks are down, yadda, yadda, yadda,
Two reactions to this doom and gloom report.
1) No kidding. You mean the longer we live here the more stuff we’re going to use up? No way!
2) Better hurry up and get you some resources before it’s all done. Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we’re deforested.
I’ve never been one to worry about humans destroying our planet. The Bible tells us who gets to destroy it–God. If only people were this alarmed over the Book of Revelation. . .
A new study on child wellness says that kids are much more well behaved than their parents were but also much more unhealthy. Teen pregnancy is way down, drug taking is down, teen crime is down but weight is up and the consumption of fat is way up.
I’ll take fat any day!
I have often said, and I’ll say it again, to old people who rip the younger generation that first of all, it’s your dumb fault so be quiet and help the situation and second, I don’t think it’s really that bad. The younger generation is very tired of the baby boom mentality and the just plain dumb life philosophies that have overtaken everything. Lots of kids are coming from broken homes, in failing schools, with watered down religion, if any, and are doing their best to reverse the trends. I think they deserve a pat on the back. Pat a back of a kid today.
This here blogger service has been a bit out of sorts lately leading to some inconsistency in my ability to do new posts. It also is testing my ability to put off the old and put on the new. Walking in the Spirit is much easier without computers.
Anytime I see a fellow legally blind person do something cool I have to give them credit and some attention. The latest is a legally blind 78-year old man who got a hole-in-one. At first he didn’t believe his golfing partners because they always kid him that his ball is in the hole. Ah yes, every blind person gets used to those funny jokes.
But this one actually was! Just goes to show you just how stupid the game of golf is. If a guy who can’t see can do the whole point of the game it must be one stupid game.
Go Play in the Street
I took a walk this morning with my son. He was holding my hand until halfway around the block when he let go and veered into the street. As he was walking down the middle of the road he would glance over occasionally to smile at me.
I was thinking of all the speeders in our neighborhood and the sharp corners making me want to yank him back over. But no one was coming and he was so happy. We all know the middle of the street is the best part of the street.
I also notice that our girls, who are told not to go in the street without us, tend to like to play as close to the street as they can. I used to think this was disobedience until I saw this verse today from Zecheriah 8:5. God is speaking about Jerusalem in the coming Kingdom and He says,
“And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.”
Playing in the street is a child’s desire for perfection placed in them by God. If kids are safe in the street, everyone is safe. However, we aint in the Kingdom yet! But what a day of rejoicing that will be when we can all play in the street. Jacob will love it and so will my son.