Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Uthando Africa

As many of you know, I am involved with an organization in Cape Town, South Africa called Metro Kids Africa (http://www.metrokidsafrica.org/). Partnering with local church communities, MKA desires to see children grow up to reach their full potential and become assets to their families, their community and their country. I sponsor a child through their Pen Pal program and had the privilege of meeting her in June when I lead a globalX (http://www.goglobalx.org/) mission trip to Cape Town.

I am partnering with a group of people who went on a globalX trip to Cape Town in November 2008 to put on a benefit concert called Uthando Africa for MKA this Thursday, July 30th at Andrews Upstairs in Atlanta. Eddie Kirkland (http://www.eddiekirklandmusic.com/) will be playing, and all proceeds will go directly to MKA. Even if you don't live in the Atlanta area, I highly encourage you to make a donation to Uthando Africa. Having witnessed the horrific conditions the children in townships have to live in, I can assure you that they desperately need your help. For more information on Uthando Africa or to make a donation, please go to http://www.metrokids09.com/. All donations are tax- deductible. If you live in the Atlanta area, I hope to see you on Thursday.

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."
(Proverbs 31:8-9)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Baggu...it's for you!

For those of you who have read my blog before, you know that I LOVE Baggu reusable bags. They are durable, environmentally friendly, and oh so chic! And now the smart folks at Baggu have created patterned bags. How fun is that? Pictured above are a few of my favorites.

Go to http://baggubag.com/ to order some today.

Be cool...Baggu :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Home is Where the Heart is

"Home is where the heart is" is an expression that warms our hearts. It fills us with fond memories of Christmas mornings, family dinners, and game nights. As many of you know, I recently bought and moved into a new condo in Atlanta. While I am thrilled to be here and feel extremely blessed to own my first home, my happiness does not lie in where I live. Being a Christian means that one day I will reside in my permanent home with my Lord and Savior. For now, I am excited to live in this lovely condo with an amazing view. But, I look forward to living forever with my King at our home where my heart will be for eternity.

"Jesus replied, 'If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him." (John 14:23)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday pick-me-up

These photos are just for fun and will hopefully brighten your day.
I hope you enjoy seeing the amazing variety God has created for us in nature.
"God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good." (Genesis 1:25)