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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Tuesday & Happy Heart

This day has been great from start to finish. First off, I managed to wake up earlier than my "normal time", which was a hit ;) (My sweet husband sets an alarm before leaving for work, without telling me, to help me get up.. that's true love ;)
After reading a little in my latest edition to the reading list, I went to babysit two adorable kids from church! Home again, I made turkey meatballs for dinner.. but to be honest both me and Ryan were more interested in the pasta than anything else :D
Later on it was time for Leadership Vision Night at Newport Church. It was a great night, with great people! And to top it off Ryan and I went to Yogurtland :) 
Outside we saw a homeless man digging through the trash, eating left overs. We've seen him before and I've wanted to buy him a cup but just never did. 
But tonight we finally made it happen. And we wanted to not just buy him anything, so we walked up to him and asked what flavor and toppings he liked.  
Vanilla flavored yogurt with red "fish eggs" and fruit
That's what he got. 
So easy to help, but so easy to just walk by
My heart breaks every time I see homeless people, my stomach aches and sometimes I actually need to cry. I'm not used to it and neither do I want to grow familiar to seeing it.
I pray to God that He would not only keep my heart ache for them, but also to help me stop hiding behind excuses and fears instead of doing something. 


Hallelujah we are free to struggle, we're not struggling to be free
Hallelujah death is overcome and we are breathing
Hallelujah our stone hearts become flesh that's beating
Hallelujah chains have been undone and we are singing
Hallelujah the fire has begun, can you feel it? 


1 comment:

  1. I think Brian and I saw that exact same guy in Newport about a year ago. Brian was buying a birthday cake at Cold Stone Creamery (I think for Ryan) and I was waiting in the car when I saw him digging through the trash and eating whatever he could find. :,( When Brian came back I handed him $10 and told him to give it to the man. It makes me so sad to hear that the same guy is probably still out there starving and that his situation hasn't improved this last year. :( God bless him and all the homeless people of the world. May they all find food, shelter, peace, and happiness.