Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Where my thoughts are today

Right now I really ought to be cleaning my kitchen and putting a load of laundry into the washer. Instead I'm reading articles and praying and now blogging.

About Haiti.

As if things aren't difficult enough there...and now this.

Just a couple of resources for anyone interested. I've read this blog off and on for years. It's the Livesay family living in Haiti. They're amazing. Today I'm hanging on every word, because it's like having a bird's eye view of what's happening.

Then, I read this interesting article--the title caught my eye. I LOVE this quote from St. Jerome that the author included:

"I cannot help them all, but I grieve and weep with them, and am completely absorbed in the duties that charity imposes on me. Today we must translate the precepts of the Scriptures into deeds. Instead of speaking saintly words, we must act them."

Please remember the people of Haiti in your prayers today, and consider making a donation. You can donate through Compassion, World Vision, Red Cross, and at the end of the article I linked to, there are three additional organizations. (I'm sure there are many more as well.) And if you're interested in learning more about Haiti, I definitely recommend the book Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. I started it a few weeks ago and it's excellent.

Not sure how to wrap up this scattered post. As I go about my daily routine, hopefully I'll remember to pray for Haiti, and to thank God for the blessings He gives me that I inevitably take for granted.


darci said...

i have been praying all day. it is almost unimaginable. Thanks for the beautiful quote from St. Jerome,,I copied it on to my blog, as well. praying for ways that we can help as a family--"whatever you do for the least of these, you have done it unto Me". praying.

Mommy Laity said...

Oh Brianna! THANK YOU for sharing the link to the Haiti blog. My heart has been with Haiti for a while, this is so so awful. =( My prayers are joined with yours.

Oh ya, and thanks for your comment on my blog too. I'll write to you. Please don't feel bad. I was doing really well while you were here and I haven't really said anything to anyone. I'm really just beginning to figure things out.

Rachel said...

The wife of one of the old Rock Harbor pastors is currently in Haiti and staying with the family you mentioned. She thought she would be sleeping outside yesterday with her under one year old daughter and the son she is waiting to bring home, thankfully she has houseing. Praying hard for Haiti today.

Jason and Anna said...

Thank you so much for sharing that link. It makes it so much more...real. It really gives us a look into what's going on and drives me all the more to pray, pray, pray! -Anna


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