#11 A few weeks ago I listened to a podcast from Austin Stone Community Church, called the History of Redemption. One of their pastors memorized various scripture passages that from Genesis to Revelation telling the story of redemption. From the creation of earth & fall of man to Christ’s resurrection & the glory awaiting us in Heaven. The podcast brought tears to my eyes. They recently put video of this story online. I watched it yesterday and was spurred to even more tears. I encourage you to watch it. There is NO other joy greater than the redemption of man but our loving God. [you can click the picture to take you to the video. click watch sermon.]
#12 No. 12 probably doesn’t look like joy. In fact I’ll be the first to admit, it looks like chaos. But let me tell you what joy lies in this chaos. This is my dining room we’re looking at. I’m standing in the kitchen behind the island. On the table to the left are baby bundts & packaging materials I made & used to give goodies to friends & family. The left side of the table is over flowing with Christmas light boxes from a photo project Shawn is working on. In the middle next to the candle sticks are craft supplies from a Christmas gift I made for a friend. On the island is a tub of dog food. I can tell you my dogs bring me much joy. They are beyond excited to see me when I get home. JOY!!!
#13 I don’t drink coffee cause I need it. I drink it cause I enjoy it. I’m serious. I drink decaf 99.99% of the time. I enjoyed a cup the other day with homemade Christmas cookies a co-worker brought. If only there had been a fire roaring instead of the glow of LCD monitors & florescent lights.
#14 You. The generous people of the world who gave. Clean water. I am so overjoyed by this. (if you want to give you still can through 12.31.10. click here.) [edited: 10:11am / 12.16.10]
What’s it worth to you? What’s it worth that you can go to your tap, refrigerator, local store or vending machine and get clean water?
The $1.00 plus you spend at Starbucks, Circle K, QT?
Every day we have access to clean water. Water that is safe for us to drink and cook with. But around the world every day millions of people don’t have access to clean water. The are vulnerable to disease and death. They trek miles to the nearest sources of water and trek home carrying 40-pound jugs of water that will likely make them sick.
You may be wondering, what can I do?
You can help. You can give someone water for Christmas.
Today I am joined by six wonderful ladies. We are blogging for water. You have the opportunity to give back. To help bring clean water to those that don’t have it.
To donate click the link below. It will take you to Charity Water’s site.
If you do give thank you for the bottom most part of my heart.
Want to help spread the word: Tweet using the hash tag: #PrudyChickH2O
To visit the other bloggers joining me today you can visit their sites listed below:
Can you believe Christmas is 14 days away??
This week has been slightly crazy.
It’s been long.
Thankfully it is now Friday, 12:55pm. My day is over half over.
Between head splitting headaches, a late night at work, hip & back pain that refuses to let up, I am grateful to see Friday 4 pm on the horizon.
Just a preview of the next couple weeks.
This coming Wednesday is Blog of Water. I am being joined by six ladies. I am looking forward with anxiousness to what God will do.
The other days I’m planning to record Joy. This week I’ve struggled to find joy in things. My heart just wants to camp out in a dark room. So this next week I plan to be intentional. I already have one for Monday.
The week after that I have a series. One I’ve been looking forward to for weeks! And a giveaway will be involved!!
I think this photo is hilarious and wanted to share it since it sort of fits in with the season. Earlier this year Shawn and I had taken a weekend trip up north. Our last day there we were having breakfast and I saw this gentleman on his laptop. So tell me who do YOU think he looks like? He apparently loses his winter Christmas weight fairly quickly. 😉
I really am living the American Dream. I have a great job. “Own” my house. Happily married with two dogs.
I can with in reasonable limits pretty much buy myself anything, my family anything they want for Christmas. I’ve been blessed beyond my ability to understand.
In that, in realizing and not taking for granted all that God has blessed me with, He’s opened my eyes to those who don’t have.
So this year for Christmas I want to give, with a heart that wants and expects nothing in return.
On December 15th, 10 days before Christmas, I am going to blog for water. And I’m looking for as many people as will join me. People who will take one day from their traditional blogging to raise money for clean water.
Do you realize 90% of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week are from drinking dirty water. And not just dirty…disease ridden.
So here’s the deal. If you are interested in blogging with me email me at prudy at prudychick.com.
You can also help spread this request by tweeting: I’m going to blog for water w/@PrudyChick on Dec. 15. Will you join us? (Benefiting @CharityWater) http://bit.ly/d9MAvI.
Let’s see what we can do.
As I write this I’m currently at about 10,000 feet and jetting through blue skies and across chocolate milk colored terra firma & green patch work quilts. My desk is a seat tray and a small cup of Diet Coke rests in a cradle designed specifically for small cups.
Shawn and I spent the last 48 hours with friends, celebrating the grand opening of their church.
Prudence is a 30-something writer who lives in Arizona with her husband Shawn and their chihuahuas Lengua and Zeus. She writes her life, her experiences and her crawl back to hope. Eventually, she hopes to visit India – a place that’s captured her heart without ever stepping foot on the soil.