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Friday, January 21, 2011

Food for Thought

I was just lying in bed unable to fall asleep and thinking of the silly things i was going to post on here next, but before i did it i thought I'd check my facebook page and make a quick run through the home page.  Suddenly, silly turned to serious, and again i felt my heart stirring for something i think the Lord continues to place in front of me.

Injustice.

In keeping with the food analogy that i injected into this blog name "Life for Dessert", i thought I'd have a section (a tab one day when i figure it out) that I'm going to call "Food for Thought."  I think when it comes to writing, I'm probably more of a "dot dot dot (...)", run-on-sentence, sometimes improperly punctuated, and likely not eloquent type of writer.  Not saying that makes me a failure or anything, but we all know the people who put spaces in between thoughts, highlight words to pierce them into your soul, write with an underlying poetry and truth that make you want to go out and affect the world for change.  My friend Laura is one of those people.

Laura is a childhood friend...one of those where your hearts are knit together, so near and dear, true and forever kind of friendship.  The kind where even if you didn't speak for ages, you'd pick right back up with the truth and intimacy that was there in past years.  She is genuine, kind, humble, and amazing.  She and her husband, Matt, have literally taken the road less travelled and moved along with their 3 gorgeous toe-headed children to Thailand.  Matt took a job as a director of an orphanage there called Breanna's House of Joy.  It was established to keep girls out of the sex slave industry and gives them education and hope for the future.

Anyways, that brief introduction is completely inadequate, but you get the drift.  I just read a post that Laura did today and my heart filled with tears...my heart ya'll...FULL. OF. TEARS!  If you'll allow me to, I'd love to point you to her page.  She's a lovely writer, but that's probably because she's one of the loveliest people I've ever known. EVER!  I'd encourage you to check out today's post she did called "Children with Roses."  She isn't always a heavy writer, so don't be scared off from her page because this one is in your face hard truth...but as silly gave way to serious tonight, i thought I'd be being insincere myself if i wrote about anything but this.

Thanks to all of you for reading, stopping by, taking the time to jump elsewhere and do some thinking.  Because if our whole life was just about enjoying our own sweet moments, i think we might be missing a bigger picture that some people's lives just aren't like dessert at all.

So check her out...HERE. Life Overseas - Children with Roses

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3 Comments:

At January 22, 2011 at 12:13 AM , Blogger The Jowers Family said...

Makes my heart ache. And also reminds me how thankful I am for the basic health and safety of my family. Thanks for sharing, Loges.

 
At January 22, 2011 at 4:14 AM , Blogger Laura Parker @ Life Overseas said...

What a powerful, honoring, write-up friend. I LOVED the way you wrote that last line b/c it IS heavy, but it IS SO TRUE, too. Bitterly, so. Thanks for having a heart for it, and thanks for the encouragement.

I love you.
Tru' Dat.

 
At January 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Logan said...

Kelly, thanks for checking it out! A worthwhile cause to pray for and think how we can each help wherever we are on the globe!

Laura...honored myself to call you "friend!" I'm proud of you!

 

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