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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Speak...

We talked on Sunday night at the Stirring about the least. Dan seriously threw down. No joke, that man has a heart for the least. I'm not sure about all of you out there in blog world, but the least can look very different for every person. When hearing that phrase, "the least" I think some see a homeless man, some see battered and bruised women, some see the addicts, and some see themselves. When I hear that phrase, I see children. Most of you know of my heart for children. I'm working my tail off right now to get my teaching credential so that I can make a difference in the lives of children for years to come (hopefully!). On any given Sunday night, you can find me hanging out with the kids, and I couldn't be happier. So I guess it makes sense that when I think of the least, I think of children. That's why I think it touches me so much to hear about Dan and Alyssa's story of the adoption of their two beautiful children Zeke and Sofia. I cry every time I hear this story. It touches my heart so much, and I am overwhelmed by the passion God has given me for these over looked and voiceless children. Monday night, some women at the Stirring put on an amazing night of worship geared toward the women serving at the Stirring. The entire time I'm on my knees worshiping God, and the faces of these children are burning in my mind. I find myself thinking about them all day. I lose myself in the dreams that I have for them. But where do I start? How do I go about changing the lives of these neglected children? I am continuously asking God this question, and tonight He told me to speak. That was it, that's all He gave me. Speak. So, against my better judgment, this blog is my first lame attempt at speaking. I'm not sure where it will get me, and I'm not sure if this is even what God wants, but I've got to start somewhere, right?

3 comments:

Kristin B said...

It's so encouraging to hear your passion for kids. It got me fired up if nothing else. God has blessed you with such a desire to love kids and it shows everyday in your life. I hope you have a great day and I miss you so much too.

KalynRebecca said...

you are awesome, I am so glad I am getting to know you. if you feel like it's crazy and hard, then it's probably what God wants, right? at least that's how things usually seem to work out for me ^-^ have a great week

Sarah said...

I affirm this Emily..you are so awesome! so awesome with the kids an such a great leader! I love seeing the passion God's given you come out..its refreshing..love you!

 
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