09 November, 2009

Goings on

Well, I suppose I must first apologize to the 2.7 people who read this blog. I haven't posted in an entire month! For that, you must forgive me. Its ok if you don't. Ive forgiven myself

Anyway, tonight was the final performance of Scrooge! The musical. And thats that

Last weekend (yes folks, that effectively means Friday and Saturday) I read a book called "Underneath the Overpass". It tells the story of two college guys who take 4 months to live on the street. They took a backpack, a sleeping bag and their guitars and went out into the world of the homeless in America, going hungry, eating out of garbage cans, making money by playing worship music. Their story of how they survived this time and what they learned touched me. For a while now, Ive been wondering how I can help on a small scale. Ive been hoping for guidance in what I can do in BR once I graduate.
Now, I know

I can help the homeless.

There are several ways I have thought of executing this call
1- make lunches that have nonperishables, water, toothbrushes & baby wipes. I had forgotten how much I take for granted the ability to take a shower whenever I decide to and brush my teeth! Or for that matter, go to the faucet for water.
2- I will be moving out of Arkansas soon. I have so much in the way of warm winter wear that BR will never see. Instead of giving those items to the Salvation Army or Goodwill, how about DIRECTLY to those who need it?
3- Stop taking the little things for granted. I need to learn to be thankful for what I have. Thankful that life experiences haven't lead me down to a place of seemingly no return. I grew up in a Christian household! I know what God expects of me and I ought to live it!

Anyway, I just wanted to put this in writing. To let 2.7 people know whats on my heart and possibly encourage others!