Alice Gray tells the story of a young mother who came home after a long, hard day. Her little girl ran out of the house to greet her.
“Mommy, Mommy, wait until I tell you what happened today!” After listening to a few sentences, the mother responded by saying the rest could wait until later. She needed to get dinner started. The little girl looked for opportunities to continue her story, but the phone rang and her mom talked on the phone while she got the meal ready. During the meal, other family members’ stories were longer and louder than the little girls. She tried again after the kitchen was cleaned, but then mom had to help her big brother with his homework. Then it was time for her to get ready for bed.
In Luke 10:29, a man asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"
Jesus responded with a story of a man robbed, beaten, and stripped of his dignity. Several religious people passed him by, even though they were neighbors. Then a man who had nothing in common with him stopped and tended to him, and made sure he was safe.
BOGO has always been one of my favorite phrases. Who doesn’t love to buy one get one? But recently I’ve found something I love more than BOGO: Buy One Give One.
That’s the model that Tacos 4 Life was built on. In partnership with Feed My Starving Children, they are feeding God’s starving children who are hungry in body and spirit by providing a meal for every meal they sell in their restaurants.
"You have no idea how much you have been used by God to help me."
As I read these hand-written words I received from a dear listener I’ll refer to as Mike, I knew he would want me to share them with you. While he may have been speaking about KLRC, he would say the same thing to you if given the opportunity because you have chosen to “Be the Change” in his life through your support of KLRC.
If I were a silent voice in your head to help you build healthier relationships, you might hear me say: "People are funny, and I don’t mean 'haha.'"
One of my dear friends, upon hearing this quote, said, "Susan, you’ve got to go on the road with that statement."
Susan Carroll glanced in the rearview mirror at her second-grade son as they pulled into the parking lot on the first day of school. He seemed okay, but she had had false hope before.
For the past two years, both in kindergarten and first grade, Paul had awakened every school morning begging to stay home. He pleaded with Susan in the car, tears spilling down his cheeks. Day after day, she walked him to class where the teacher had to pry him away. Mother and son were both miserable.
I was talking with a young mom whose child battled anxiousness. She prayed for her child every day. She whispered scriptures over that little one.
She endured when others – those who hadn’t walked in her shoes – judged her when her child struggled publicly.
“It’s one thing for a community to be pro-life and to encourage that, but for that same community to come behind and rally and support those girls that are choosing life and get involved… that’s what we do here with them.” Jen Heart, Development Director at Compassion House.
You’ve got a problem, and you can’t avoid it any longer.
You have to face the facts. You have more bills than you do money to pay them. But that’s not even the biggest problem. As the funds have diminished, so has your faith.