It's August and if the old folks are correct, there's a snow for every morning fog this month; thus far, four fogs have been noted. This morning is beautiful...but aren't they all when one wakes up above ground? and the promise of a new day looms large. Yesterday, I went to the birthday celebration of a 90 year old woman, a cousin by my marriage to Dave and saw a great many people I've not seen since Dave's wake. Pretty much, I've barricaded myself on the farm as it's simply easier to apply myself to the urgent, what needed to be done and to protect myself from scoundrels, rounders and the like. Unfortunately, I've not been totally successful but I still try.
Betwixt the scoundrels, rounders and the like, there have been glimpses of good and kindness, reference the birthday celebration above. Included is Quinn, Comptonia blogger, who recently had a giveaway wherein a $25 donation was made to Kiva and the giveaway winner could choose the person to whom the money was donated. In the process, my name was chosen and I've spent pleasurable time...in that I get caught up in reading about the folks, worldwide, who are in need and why...and find myself praying for them.
For me, practicing Christianity is a daily process and one at which I not always successful but I can, and do, pray over everything and everyone. That, and the aforementioned reference dealing with scoundrels, rounders and the like, is why I'm delinquent in choosing a recipient.
The Kiva loan had to a woman who was either in agriculture or had a sewing or textile business. Catherine, a young woman in Columbia, was my choice; she has a sewing business and wants to enlarge her business. Quinn, thank you for the win of your giveaway contest and thank you for allowing me to fund Catherine. You've made several people very happy.
Ponder this ~ let your moderation be known to man and your desperation be known to God ~