Home late tonight after an incredible Missions Team (which is actually considering renaming themselves the Compassion and Justice Team–holla!) meeting with some of my church homies. And let me tell ya, I am not a Meeting Girl. Hate them actually. But these monthly meetings energize me like nobody’s business, because there’s nothing like getting together with a bunch of regular ol’ people who share your heart for those who are hurting in your community and around the world.
Which is why the response to yesterday’s post was so encouraging to me. HOLLA! I don’t take for granted the awesome privilege of having compassion-&-justice-minded folks all around me both physically and internet-edly. Thank you, Jesus.
What you’re about to read is going to serve two purposes: 1) It’s going to give you a heads-up (and hopefully get you a little fired up) about some stuff we’re going to be chatting about in the weeks/months to come. And 2.) It’s going to serve to hold me accountable (me, the girl who has big talks and big dreams and doesn’t always follow through).
So, in no particular order, and right off the top of my noggin, here are some things you can EXPECT to see in the next 3 months here on the blog:
CHECK–A FREE copy of The Husband’s Guide to Getting Lucky for ANYONE who wants one on February 14. I am not a fan of Hallmark holidays AT ALL, so this is my anti-sappy, anti-materialistic contribution to the day that I recognize for one reason only: it’s my darling grandma’s birthday.
CHECK–Some exciting news about Traffick Jam 2012 and how YOU and your friends and family can get involved in fighting human trafficking in a super-fun, super-tangible way.
–At least one honest post about our homeschooling experience this year. And by honest, I mean HONEST.
CHECK–A week-long quite-possibly-uncomfortable discussion about orphanages and whether or not they’re the best option for kiddos in Cambodia (and other places), including (but not limited to) a no-holds-barred Q & A with John McCollum, Executive Director of Asia’s Hope.
CHECK–A possible Read-Along (our 4th). Praying about this one, so it’s not a definite.
–Getting up close and personal with Steph and Yvonne, two beautiful friends who are serving Jesus and the poor in Cambodia (I haven’t exactly asked them for permission yet, but now that I made it public, they can’t turn me down, right? Right, girls?)
–Speaking of beautiful friends in Cambodia, I’m also going to (re)-introduce you to Jen who is currently serving as director of a new school that just opened this year in Svay Pak, a village that is notorious for child sex trafficking in Cambodia. You will be so encouraged by what God is doing to bring restoration and hope to this place that has been (and still is) such a stronghold of evil.
–Why I’m glad my first book is out of print (and plans for a revised e-book version).
–An update on my latest e-book that is technically “finished” but NEEDS A TITLE.
–A little peek inside our home, per Jess‘s request. I really should’ve taken some before/after (cluttered/de-cluttered) shots, but oh well.
–One last Bloggy Bazaar with the rest of my goodies from Cambodia & Thailand. Y’all nearly bought me dry last week!
And that’s all I’m willing to commit to at the moment. That’s actually more than I’m willing to commit to, but I done just committed anyway. You have my reluctant permission to give me gentle nudges if you notice that I’m not regularly checking these puppies off my list.
Would love to know what YOU are blogging about these days.