Category Archives: Other Sites I Read

Heart-Breaking

For the past several months I have been subscribing the blog for a place called “Real Hope for Haiti Rescue Center” — a clinic and a place that serves needy, (often malnourished) children.

It seems to be a wonderful ministry, but I won’t lie — the blog is heartbreaking to read. HEARTBREAKING. I often find myself in tears after reading it. It doesn’t sugar-coat the pain, suffering and poverty that often occurs there. Many children find physical health and healing there, but not all of them do. Many end up in the arms of Jesus.

As difficult as it is to read, though, and as tempted as I have been to “desubscribe” to it — it would be so easy to shut this kind of thing off and pretend it doesn’t exist — I won’t let myself. I know it’s good for my soul to see this stuff. It puts things in perspective.

It can be easy for me to start feeling inklings of discontent: My kitchen cupboards are outdated. My house is old. My Old Navy/Target clothes aren’t the most stylish. My kids often wear hand-me-downs. My computer’s too slow.

Whine, whine, WHINE.

Then I read RHFH’s blog and it puts it all in perspective for me. I have nothing to complain about. NOTHING.

I have a house. I have clothes. I have food. I have a loving husband and healthy children. I have access to good medical care.

Anyway, I encourage you to check out their blog. Also, Noel Piper recently visited the center and has blogged a bit about it.

Your heart may be broken, but in the best way possible: for some of that which breaks the heart of Christ. May it move us all to deeper prayer and greater hearts to serve those in need of Jesus’ love!

Check Out…

…the Saturday Evening blogpost at Elizabeth Esther’s site!

Blogs I Read: El Salvador Trip

The authors of 2 blogs I follow — The Pipers and Kelly’s Korner — are on a “blogger” trip in El Salvador, learning and seeing firsthand the work that Compassion International (one of my favorite organizations) is doing there. I encourage you to follow along their blogs this week as they describe their journey. I’m excited for this chance to get to look through a “window” into what is in so many ways a whole other world…

 

Modesty is Hottesty

On th GirlTalk blog today there is a link to this website – an online clothing store dedicated to modesty. I’ve seen a couple of other such sites before, but they usually seem to be of the opinion that dressing modestly = dressing like Laura Ingalls Wilder (not that there’s anything wrong with that :)). Many of the clothes on this site, however, are actually quite trendy and cute…I especially like the skirts and the outfit the girl on the main page is wearing. Some of the tops are pretty adorable, too. Not so keen on the swimsuit – that may be a little much, in my opinion – but other than that it seems like a pretty neat site. The only problem is that now it’s tempting me to covet.  What to do, what to do….kidding, of course (I wouldn’t really fit into any of these clothes right now, anyway…).