Thursday, March 17, 2011

In the name of hope

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 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.

This photo is from Nameless and I spotted this on Oh, Hello Friend.

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  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog; I really loved your comment! Good to know I'm not scaring anyone off by being "too direct".

    I'm so glad to see so many participating in the 'Bloggers Day of Silence'. Even with all the ways to help, I still wish there was so much more I could do. After posting my 'For Japan With Love' post I checked the news and it's just so devastating. But you are completely right, there is always, always hope.

  2. Hopefully they can feel the hope we're all sending them!


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