Thursday, March 19, 2009

St. Patrick's Day funny

Sorry I don't have a picture of this, but here's what my wonderful husband said to me first thing St. Patrick's Day morning:

"You look like one of those Irish pagan people who's all into fairies and shit."

Haha.  Though my green pants are really rockin...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

YUCK, check this out

Sorry I've been MIA for a little while...if you know me, you know that I eat off the floor and generally am not scared of germs but something has had me under the weather on and off for a couple weeks.  But I've also been eating lots of fresh, cheap fruit courtesy of the Russian market Save and Prosper, which is pretty much the opposite of the food you'll find on this website...

This site is awesomely gross!!  It looks like food that Aaron and Reber would eat.  

Except for this...I would actually eat this but probably with only one type of meat at a time...and no sausage.

Blueberry Waffle Breakfast Sandwich Breakfast sandwich with two eggs, two sausages, ham, string cheese and bacon between two blueberry waffles glazed with maple syrup. (submitted by Tim Shey via twitpic)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

These people are awesome

Central India Christian Mission rocks!  Check them out here.  Here in America, Christians tend to be reserved and lukewarm about their faith.  They don't want to step on people's toes.  But in India and the surrounding nations like Nepal and Bangladesh, many Christians are being severely persecuted for their faith.  The people in this organization challenge and inspire me because they are not afraid.  They know that God is guiding their steps and they care about other people so much that they risk their well-being and their lives so that others may know the freedom and grace of Jesus.  Plus, if you read the Bible, Jesus stepped on a lot of toes!!

They run hospitals that are better than the government hospitals.  Actually, the doctors from the government hospitals send their family to the CICM ones!
Streets of India - VI by carf.
Another cool part of the program is their child sponsorship program.  For $15/month, you can provide a child's needs including food, clothing, vitamins, school supplies and fees, personal care items, sleeping bags, and mosquito nets.  Notice that this is HALF the price of most child sponsorship programs.  That's because the money goes straight to the children and you don't pay for them to put those heart-wrenching ads on TV that some other organizations do.

So get on it!  We have all we need even if sometimes it doesn't feel like much.