We have read three really great books lately in my book club.
(The book is HERE.)
It tells of this strong family in Southern Vietnam, how they fled the country when the North took over. It made me think of how quickly governments can change, how quickly people can turn, how resilient people can be, and it made me ponder deeply the “coincidences” that happen in life. I could do a whole blog post about that, my mind has been so jumbled with thoughts about “divine design” and what it means to me lately. Hopefully I can get to that at some point. Lately my mind has been so overrun with so many ideas and thoughts I wish I could put together with more of a semblance of order. But back to the book…
And it tells about what a difference that “drop” made.
I don’t know, but I think the timing was pretty great. Sometimes the problems in the world are so overwhelming we throw up our hands and don’t know what to do. But we can choose to wring our hands in despair or do SOMETHING. Even if that “something” doesn’t seem earth shattering. And I love that these guys are doing something. Our family is going to join them.
The idea is instead of spending money by going out on this particular Friday (April 6th)– stay home, make an inexpensive meal, play a board game or watch a movie you already own – donate the money you saved and take the opportunity to talk with your family about where the money is going.”