Sunday, November 7, 2010

Orphan Sunday

I don't know what to say...

As I type this post I have heard my little girl sing "Jesus Loves Me" over her baby monitor in just the last few minutes... 7 months ago we were essentially strangers, and she wouldn't utter a word. Wow, what a difference a loving home makes.

Today is Orphan Sunday, and churches all across America are making efforts to recognize the desperate need for people to provide for and defend millions helpless orphans all over the world.

Allison (my wife) and I spent an hour or so sharing our story with a young married couples Sunday school class at our home church (Lakeview Baptist). We recounted the fear, strife, and joy of our journey to become parents, and our life parenting our precious little girl. I hope it struck a cord. I wish that someone had told me the things I said today when Allison and I were newly married in 2003.

So, consider the orphan. Adopt, or help someone who is adopting. Invest your life in things that matter, and don't store your treasures here. Please help.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Massed Bands

I didn't get a chance to attend the Stone Mountain Highland Games, but I did get sent a link for a video of a whole lot of bagpipes and drums during the opening ceremonies.