A Journey Unfolding
Friday, January 19, 2007

His Vision - Their Hope - Our Feet - His Heart













https://www.worldvision.org/Worldvision/guest.nsf/nochild_soldiers?Open&lid=declaration&lpos=main



















http://www.worldvision.org/Worldvision/eappeal.nsf/egift_child_protection_pledge?Open&lid=help_now_orangetext&lpos=subf1





http://www.worldvision.org/get_involved.nsf/child/cg_started?Open&lid=caregiver_started&lpos=main




https://secure2.convio.net/wv/site/Advocacy?page=UserAction&cmd=display&id=185

"The crisis Africa is difficult to translate to those of us living in the states. Our hearts do not know where to begin. Of the greatest accomplishments of Blood:Water:Mission has been their ability to sort through the chaos to match provision with need. Clean water prevents many diseases that can prove fatal to a person suffering from AIDS. Clean water, then, guards clean blood. The simple gift of a dollar provides invaluable clean water for one African for One year. Our calling, then, is to give from our undeserved provision into their undeserved need. In doing so, we participate in the search and rescue mission God is orchestrating in this fallen world."

Donald Miller, Blue like Jazz Author as quoted re: Blood:Water:Mission








http://www.bloodwatermission.com/index.php?em1204=43910&em1205=43926&em1206=43931&em1206b=47425


Maria at 11:56 AM
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

some days love

Some days love looks like forgiveness
Some days love takes the shape of mercy
Some days love forgets wrongdoing
Some days love repents
Some days love packs up and takes off
Some days love returns with a whisper
Some days love floods the pavement with light
Some days love cries in the darkness
Some days love sounds like gently timed waves
Some days love clamors for attention
Some days love holds the hand of the dying
Some days love ushers in the sunshine of new life
Some days love lends a handout
Some days love teaches a deeper lesson
Some days love shouts from the inside
Some days love cracks a hardened soul
Some days love ignites a fire
Some days love tames its flames
Some days love rescues the lonely
Some days love invites you in
Some days love travels long distance
Some days love returns empty handed
Some days love gives till' it hurts
Some days love erects a boundary
Some days love engages the listener
Some days love speaks loud and clear
Some days love confounds the heart
Some days love pokes at your comforts
Some days love strips you naked
Some days love mends your wounds
Some days love worships profoundly
Some days love opts for the silence
Some days love pounds on your doorstep
Some days love leaves no address
Some days love glances with grace
Some days love resembles yourself
Some days love gives birth to hope
Some days love rages against injustice
Some days love sits in solace with a friend
Some days love peeks in your window
Some days love sits by the hearth
Some days love writes you a letter
Some days love tells you a story
Some days love listens to yours
Some days love prays to the One
Some days love answers the call
Some days love goes on a journey
Some days love comes back from a fall
Some days love limps along slowly
Some days love goes for hours
Some days love risks all its bounty
Some days love stakes all its claims
Some days love clashes with culture
Some days love expects nothing back
Some days love gives all it has
Some days love can't make it alone
Some days love lifts up the tired
Some days love walks with the broken
Some days love calls out your name


Maria at 8:04 PM
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Monday, January 08, 2007

On the road again... but now with only a 5 minute commute!


This is my new house! Isn't she purdy?

It's nice and airy, with lots of storage, two terrifically positioned bedrooms, a totally funky kitchen and bathroom and great decorating potential. As a bonus - it comes with a great housemate to boot! =)

We'll have tons o' fun making this place a home and I can't wait to get started...

I'll post more pics as progress is made but I just wanted to share my good news - I have a great spot that's located a mere 5 minutes from my work, cozily situated in a quite little neighborhood, with a semi-tree lined street to usher in my welcome home. Jesus is sooo good to me and I wanted you all to share in my joy!

Much love - Maria

P.S. - I've put some other more recent photos under my photos section - so check em' out if you wish.


Maria at 11:38 AM
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