Archives for December 2010

A Challenge One Cannot Disregard

Not all advice offered is worthwhile.  Some of it may be wrong, or just plain silly.  Challenges are no different.  How many of us have experienced firsthand the challenge of licking a frozen metal pole?  How often have we risen to the challenge of playing "chubby bunny" or passing our finger through a candle flame? However, some challenges, like this one from Bono, must be … [Read more...]

Christmas wish list of a 10 year old

We're not real big about celebrating Christmas with piles of presents at our house.  I don't think our kids would even be able to quickly rattle off a huge wish list of "wants" if someone were to ask "what do you want for Christmas?".  They might come up with one or two things if given time, but there aren't any Christmas wish lists laying around our house. Until this year.  Lillia, one … [Read more...]

What’s the population of your world?

For I was hungry, and you fed me.  I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.  I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.  I was naked, and you gave me clothing.  I was sick, and you cared for me.  I was in prison, and you visited me....I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me! Matthew 25:35-36, 40 … [Read more...]

What difference does it really make?

If you're on Facebook, you've seen my photo albums.  You've read my posts.  You've been invited to my Jewelry Party.  If you live here locally you might have seen me at the local craft fair this weekend.  If you read this blog, you've read about Leo. And maybe you smiled at the story.  Maybe you glanced at the pictures of the jewelry.  Maybe you've gotten a little annoyed at your … [Read more...]

Meet Leo…

I have the absolute blessing of helping Shelley and Corrigan Clay and their amazing work with the Apparent Project in Haiti. This artisan program, only one year old, began with just a handful of artists beading necklaces.  It has now grown into a vibrant, successful program in which 30+ artists work to create beautiful items, and as a result, now have ways to raise their family, put food … [Read more...]