After listening to the message from Sunday via podcast, this verse is making me think: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”… It reminds me of Pro 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” If Jesus is “the way and the truth and the life,” experience should not guide our actions, the Word of God should be the light that guides us.

This Easter

Do you readily accept advice from someone you don’t know or from someone you don’t like? Of course we can’t appreciate God’s word if we don’t know what kind of a person he is and what he thinks of us. This Easter, discover what it means that “God so loved the world…”

When Life is Like a Checklist

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. (MSG, 1 Cor 13:3-7)

Has anyone else lately felt like life is a burdensome checklist and that completing it means success? If so, I pray that God will teach us what True Life looks like and that we can experience it right now!

First World Problems Read By Third World People

Could some of you wise women offer those of us with younger children some encouragement? Is raising and training young, rambunctious children valuable and can we make a difference in the world right where we are today? Or do you have any words from the heart to give to us when we think we are not doing enough?

This one-minute video is BRILLIANT! – It so encapsulates how most of us in first world countries forget – in our frustration – that the things that irritate us would be part of FANTASY LIVES for people in third world countries.

“First World Problems read by Third World People” is by the non-profit “Water is Life” to ironically focus on the REALLY-CRITICAL issue of clean water. They enlisted Haitian children and adults to read the everyday gripes and minor irritations that first world citizens post on Twitter.

The commercial was produced by ad agency DDB NY to raise awareness of the nonprofit’s efforts to provide clean drinking water in countries like India and Haiti. Clean, potable water is scarce in many areas of the world.

The ad agency and a film crew travelled to Haiti to film a variety of locals reading aloud a series of #FirstWorldProblem tweets and providing brief commentary on the Twitter users’ “struggles.” The Chief Creative Office of DDB NY – Matt Eastwood – says that his company is happy to support an organization like Water is Life.

Here’s the link to Water is Life:

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