Friday, April 27, 2012

Paying it Forward

James 1:27 commands us to care for the orphans and widows.  While my family was called to care for them through adoption, it's important to know that not everyone has to adopt to follow that command!

Who are the orphans and widows near you?  Maybe there's a single mom who's struggling to make ends meet, maybe there are children in your community who rely solely on their school meals for nourishment, and go hungry over the weekend.  Maybe there's a small, frail widow staring out of the window of her quiet nursing home room.  Maybe there's an infant, whose mother chose LIFE for them, but that mother doesn't know where to turn.

Jeff and Karen Barnes, who have been a couple of our biggest advocates, are making sure we don't forget those in need around us!  They are asking everyone to pay it forward, right where they are, to the people most in need in our communities, and it has really gotten me in the purging spirit!

Visit THEIR BLOG to find out the rules for entering, and then find someone in your community who could benefit from your extras!  Nothing to buy (unless you'd like to make a donation to any of the organizations mentioned), but lots to share!

Karen and Jeff, thank you for always thinking of others, for showing us that lots of little actions can make a BIG impact for those around us in need!  Now, everyone else, GO CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS!!!

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