I went and put a button on my blog. I never knew this day would come. That's how a lot of things have been going lately. You're just going along, minding your own business, and then BOOM! you're helping build houses. BAM! you're catering a wedding. WHAMO! you're 10 years past the first date with your Husband. BAZINGA! you've added a button to your blog.
I didn't add just any button. No-siree-bub. Only the best for my peeps. (psst! that'd be you all) My gal Shannan over at FlowerPatchFarmGirl is inspiring. She's fabulous, loves sweatpants and salsa, and has 3 deliciously adorable babes. She's also sort of a big deal, and she doesn't even know it. It has seemed, over the past few months, that God has been moving and shaking in her heart, similar to the way He's been moving and shaking in mine. Not the exact same way, because she was moved to sell her dream house, whereas I've just bought my not-quite-a-dream-but-good/great-for-now house. But that's a whole other story.
ASIDE: Does it alarm anyone else, the frequency with which I use hyphens ("-") when tying words together? Is that just "my thing" or is it annoying? I'm afraid it's annoying, but at the same time feel that it conveys the I-like-to-run-my-words-together-quickly-without-taking-a-breath way that I talk sometimes. Please feel free to discuss.
Anyhow, God hasn't moved us in the exact same directions, but it's still been the same message: You've got your faith, now put feet on it. Do Something. And girlfriend over there, she's decided to do something. Shannan said to herself (at least, this is how I imagine it), "Self, there are people without water to drink. Jesus said, ;I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.; - Matthew 25:35." [I'm thinking Matthew 25:40 was also running through her head, "Whatever you do to the least of these, you have done unto Me." But I don't know that for certain, although I'd bet on it.] Then Shannan said, "Self, Let's get some thirsty people some water to drink."
And then she gol-darn-gone-and dun it: Homegirl put feet on her faith. I'm still working out the direction for my feet to take me, to see if there is a direction for you to join in. But until I get on a warpath all of my own, I wanted to give you all the opportunity to do something as well. So if you click that button over yonder, it'll take you straight to the website where you can join in on Shannan's goal to build a well for people without drinking water (she's going through the non-profit, Samaritan's Purse). The goal amount is $10,000, but just do whatever. It's really sort of exciting to me to be a small part of something, so make things happen rather than just watch and wait. I'll do my best to keep you posted on the progress. Right now it's at nearly 20%. After only 2 days.
Let me do the math... that is (20%) of (10,000) /(2 days) = AWESOME.
Let's all be awesome,