Showing posts from August, 2016

Doing Good Is Simple: Review and Reflections and a Shout Out to my Mama!!!

So, I was really excited to be part of the recent book launch team for "Doing Good Is Simple: Making a Difference Right Where You Are" by Chris Marlow. Normally, I don't pay attention to things like book launches because we live in South Africa and people don't want to send presale books overhere (shipping and all the hassle I suppose) BUT my friend Rebecca was going to be heading our way soon and Chris Marlow is the founder Help One Now, which is one of our Take Action Ministry partner organizations, so I thought I might as well try to be part of the launch team. The book came, and I read it. I highlighted a lot of good stuff. It was practical and easy to understand. One thing I realized is that doing good IS simple, it really is, but making the choice to do good is somewhat more difficult. There are so many great organizations out there, so many needs and so many ways to get involved, which can lead a person to become overwhelmed by the choices. I think for many


I am forever falling behind. It is the story of my life. My house looks like a disaster zone more often than not, I make meals occasionally or we just eat fries or cereal for supper, I have a to-do list that never seems to get done.There are times where I fall behind because of laziness and times when I fall behind because I just need a mental health day. I often fall behind on laundry because of low water pressure and dishes because the lamp we currently use to light the kitchen is too dim to see the dishes at night. There are also times where I have my whole day planned, and I am talking PLANNED, and I get interrupted and my plans fall apart. Interrupted by my cell phone, an email, a sick child, or someone at my gate.Today I was interrupted by three children. These same kids also interrupted me 2 weeks ago. They live nearby, 3 siblings, 12, 9 and 6. Two brothers and a little sister. The first time they showed up they were with a concerned adult who found them walking home from scho