Today is the first day in what feels like for ever that almost resemble a normal day. Jaku is doing a clinic and the girls and I are having a quiet day. I am thinking about a lot of things. Let me tell you a little.
Back to this book.
I am almost done and I cannot begin to tell you the effect it's having on me.
* It's totally incredible (to me) that one man can make such a difference in one life time. It's totally awe-inspiring. WOW.
* We all have to read this to know for sure that most people are good even when a small portion amongst them are harmful.
* I recognize that even if I am not in any way capable to make such a difference right now, I have the continued responsibility to learn: about peoples, their cultures, their hopes and dreams. This book is an encyclopedia/ wealth of knowledge.
* the book is fascinating, a page turner. I. cannot. put. it. down.
If there is one book that you should read in this time of political instability, it's 3Cups of Tea.
Then, I am totally compelled and sickened by the outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe. Almost 1500 people dead (that they know of) and as many as 30 000 sick. This is so totally in-excusable. Cholera is something that could and should have been prevented. If any one in South Africa personally know an organization that's involved in helping (even on the SA Side) .... please email me.
We all should know/understand exactly what's happening in Israel at the moment. We live in the Biblical end times and Israel plays such an important part in all of it. Israel is currently weeding out Hamas radicals (viewed as a terrorist organization) in the Gaza strip and it's already resulting into a full-out war.
I started reading Joel Rosenberg's blog almost a year ago and I find it to be rich in information from all over the place, and his knowledge and insight has been a blessing to me. I can spend a lot of time over there reading each and every link.
I really believe that in the time we are living right now we all should know more. It's not ok any more to say I don't know. I know a lot of people (especially Christians) say that watching news is negative and I could not agree more. That's why I have CNN and BBC as tabs on my Mac and visit them often during the day. That way I don't have to read/watch/listen to main stream negative news but that which is important is at my finger tips. Wikipedia has also been a great source for me to learn for example the difference between Sunni and Shia. I don't know nearly enough. Sometimes I wish I had more hours in the day.
I am trapped between 2008 and 2009. I am currently praying for some direction for 2009. I want my life to matter. My word for 2009 is PURPOSE. But not in a sense of ... what is my purpose? Purpose like in Phil 3:10. [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death...
I will talk more about purpose in a future post.
So... my prompts for you today is:
*PRAY about 2009 for you and your family.
*READ 3 cups of Tea and be in awe.
*THINK about your word for 2009.
*EDUCATE your self continually on world events.
Love and a kiss
Oh... the winners of the 2 Anna Griffin Christmas goodie packs are: (Kirstin picked the numbers)
#20 Michelle Ramsay
#30 Boo 11:24 PM