Compassion, Living for Christ, Obedience, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings~ By His Strength, For His Glory

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith…. Hebrews 12:1-2

Sunday, I will run 10 miles for that little guy. I will run with my best friend, 10 miles for him, and for the 1.2 million other children in the Compassion program. Are you tired of hearing about this? Are you weary of little faces with hollow eyes and lips that don’t smile? Do you feel like poverty is too big for you to solve, too big a problem for you to even make a difference? I used to. Compassion has an expression, “Start Small, Think Big.”

You are just one person, and maybe you are flat broke and have no money to give.

You still can help.

You can pray.

You can love.

You can avoid apathy and hopelessness.

If you had nothing, and someone gave you something, no matter how small the gift, that something would still be more than you had before.

Sunday morning at 8:30 AM, my feet will brush pavement for probably close to two hours, non-stop. I have said it before, I am slow. I don’t have much to give. But I am giving what I can. Time, Prayers, A voice… in hopes of encouraging others to be part of the solution.

This race isn’t for me.

This race isn’t about me.

And it will be By His strength and For His glory that I will finish. It is By His Strength and For His glory that we have raised close to $800 for children in need of critical medical care.

Thank you to those of you who are supporting us, through both financial gifts and prayers. I know we couldn’t run without your encouragement and prayerful support. The gifts you have donated WILL change the life of a child in critical need. Poverty is not so big that you can’t make a difference. “Start Small, Think Big.”

Praying for you this weekend, friends, that God’s truths seep deep into your heart, that you may live out the love of Christ and find a way to serve, in whatever capacity you can. That you remember the command to help those in need.  Praying that God guides and protects you wherever you wander, and that you find hope and freedom in serving Him, by His Strength and For His Glory.

Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. Proverbs 21:13 




  1. Oh, dear friend…go, girl! You will run strong, with the strength He gives you. I’m so excited and filled with pride for you. Way to go! 

    (As a runner, this totally ignites so much in me…you’re taking a challenge to sacrifice your own comfort…such worship!) 

    Sweet, rich, Heavenly blessings of strength…

  2. I just stumbled across your blog from twitter. Those stumbles, I am finding are divine! My heart has been burning for so long but circumstances  and health issues have severely limited our finances to the point of barely breathing but still I KNOW we are so blessed.We are a homeschooling family with a burning heart for the least of these and also those risking their lives for the sake of the gospel around the world. Reading your post has broken through my sense of helplessness that wars with my longing to DO something anything. I do pray. Our whole family intercedes regularly and we are hungry to be more active in this area. Thank-you for your encouraging words and for sharing your story/heart. Blessings as you run tomorrow. The seed you have sown is bearing fruit!

    1. Anonymous

      Oh Friend. It has blessed and humbled me to read your precious words. Trust that God can and will use your family despite any worldly limitations as you seek to serve Him in whatever capacity you are able. By His strength, not our own. His love and grace loose us from the binds of this world, the empty bank accounts, the weakness of health, In Him we can do all things! So thankful you stopped by to read, the stumbling are indeed divine appointments! 😉 God bless you, friend!


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