"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

40 by 40....

Okay, so I'm turning forty in January. Yup. Don't wanna hear about it. But I'm mostly not freaked out about it. So I'm planning my fabulous birthday present to myself. Because January is a stinky time to have a birthday. I want to go to warmer climes for a big birthday bash... like Australia. But my kids will be in school season and really that's just not feasible. Maybe for fifty. Bleh. So here's part of the birthday present that you, the gentle reader, can give... Everyone knows the work of Compassion International for child sponsorship. They let you connect with kids in countries where western "wealth" consists of under FORTY (There's that number again) dollars a month to let a kid eat and learn and grow and live. And they bring the Gospel. So its all good stuff. I grew a little disenchanted with World Vision some years back and picked up a sponsor-child in Peru through Compassion. She's adorable, truly. She looks like a little smart alek in her picture, so she's perfect for me. I get to write to her some, which is cool since I only have sons. And I have friends in Peru, so that makes it cooler still. So here's the challenge. I would like to see forty new kids sponsored BECAUSE OF THIS BLOG in the (just under forty... see there's that number again) weeks until I turn forty! So here's what you do... Trot your little self over to Compassion International and pick out your very own little buddy to sponsor. Write him or her a letter. And then post a response to this blog with the country your child is from, no identifying information, just the country. Previously sponsored kids don't count. Yes, sponsorship is a long-term commitment... I ask for big stuff for my birthday. Go for it!

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