Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Sometimes it feels like thinking about someone's suffering is the same as doing something about it. Don’t take the bait. -Bob Goff

Seriously. When Bob Goff tweeted (follow him on Twitter! he is fantastic!) that a while back, I realized that I had done just that. I had taken the bait. I realized that I spend a WHOLE lot of time THINKING about orphans, and not much DOING.

Jesus does not call me to worry about orphans. He calls me to CARE for them. And no, I can't do very much, but I can do SOMETHING.

Some organizations that are awesome:

Show Hope
147 Million Orphans
Reece's Rainbow
Project Hopeful

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
-Helen Keller

Sucre, Bolivia
June 2006

Monday, May 16, 2011


I just realized that I hardly ever post pictures. Probably because I spend the majority of my time either in class or babysitting... but now since the class part is over (forever... so weird!) I will hopefully think to bring my camera along with me more often.

Anyways, here are some pictures from my Young Life girls' prom a few weeks ago. I am so thankful to have been their leader. I am also so thankful that I never have to be in high school again, because let's face it, trying to pin a corsage on someone while countless adults take pictures is just awkward.

Friday, May 13, 2011

your pain has changed me

"Your pain has changed me
Your dream inspires
Your face a memory
Your hope a fire
Your courage asks me what I'm made of
And what I know of love"