This friday I will be joining a community of bloggers in silence to raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan. See more info here.
I have a started a post about the devastation in Japan last friday, but couldn't bring myself to finish writing it. My heart became more broken and heavier with each words I was typing and each picture I was uploading. I had to step away from my computer, phone and all social media because it was just too painful. I started cleaning my condo and saw this quote I had written on my inspiration board a while ago.
"Always act in the name of hope!!"
This advice has always been helpful to me, especially in time of despair. In this moment when everything feel impossible and unfixable if we can all pull together and act in the name of hope, we can make a small beginning of good and sometimes we can even begin to turn the tides...so lets act in the name of hope for our brothers and sisters in Japan.
You can get involved and donate through For Japan with Love and here is also a list of organizations to donate to that are specifically helping Japan.
As I'm talking about hope, I realized that it is a gift that I have been given. For me before I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior, I was in an awful hopeless place. I just wanted to share that I know for many what's going on in Japan right now seem hopeless, but there is hope. You may not be able to see or feel the hope, but it is there for you. How do we find the hope? There is only one place where hope can be found, and that is in Jesus Christ.
I would love to talk to you more about this, please talk to me at CrookedStoveTop@gmail.com.