Social Justice

Opening My Eyes To Enough: Awake Book Study, Chapters 3 & 4

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Chapter 3: Eyes Glued Shut

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. – Sarah Groves

I think I’ve lived my entire life with my eyes glued shut.  Not intentionally.  But perhaps out of fear of getting involved, or allowing myself to become moved so deeply emotionally that I would not be able to remove myself from the situation.  I am guilty of turning the channel, looking the other way and filling my life with so many distractions that I never have to face reality.  My eyes need a good flushing so that

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Awake: Book Review & Giveaway!

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Several months ago, I began asking the Lord to break my heart for what breaks His.  I needed to be moved, to truly feel the weight of a lost and dying world.

For some time, my heart has felt numb to the intensity of needs I see, at least on TV and video, all around the world.  I would see a newsflash come through about starving children, or human trafficking, or living conditions so unimaginable that my mind could not comprehend, and I would become so overwhelmed that even interceding on behalf of these needs would become painfully difficult.

How

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Social Justice

World Help: Christmas for an orphan

I can hardly believe it’s September already.  I get a little anxious this time of year, thinking about gift giving on a limited budget.  My children aren’t spoiled by any means, but since money is tight all year long, it is our hope to be able to gift them with not only things they need, but at least one thing they want for Christmas.

As I sat pondering Christmas and all it truly means in my living room one day, my thoughts turned to the entire world. There are so many children in need who have no gifts to open at Christmas.  It’s a sobering thought, and all of a sudden my

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Social Justice

My words echoing His heart: Blogging for World Help

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“Lord, here are my small hands.  Use them for big things.
Here are my small feet. Take them where you want them to go.
Here is my small voice.  Use it to echo your heart to the world.
Father, break my heart for what breaks yours.”

The Lord has been slowly answering this prayer of mine.  Although I haven’t yet had the privilege to go and do, as my heart remains steady in the place of prayer, as I ask Him to break my heart for what breaks His, He is doing just that.  We often want the big things.  To go and truly be

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