Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Just felt the need to post ...

These pictures are of the view from my house over Christmas. While most of the country, and even the county, were covered in snow, we had none yet had a clear view of the snow-covered Hoy hills across the sea. Is that a good thing or not, I'm not sure. But it makes an interesting contrast anyway.

These past few days the biggest topic on Blogger is, quite predictably, the earthquake in Haiti. I saw it on the news again last night, and the news reporter said that even with outside help, it will take a long time to recover from this. Years, probably. So the question is, what do we do? I don't know. But I know someone who does, God does and He has great plans for them. So keep on praying for them and I know He can do miracles. In fact, He already has in some ways. It was reported on the news last night that there was a survivor found in the rubble after a week, when hope was fading. Check out the latest post on Smith Soup for some encouragement to do something.

And one last thing: the end of this month, January 30th, marks one year since little Tuesday Whitt went to be with Jesus in heaven. I didn't really know the family well, either in real life or online. However, I have been following Who Says 8 Is Enough? for quite a while and it is plain to see the effect she had on this family. To know a child die from cancer is something I never have done and certainly don't want to, but it's at times like these when you see how God has clearly worked His plans: by taking one little girl home to Him, He has ensured more souls have returned to Him spiritually. From now until the 30th, Debi on Who Says 8 Is Enough? is donating $1 for every comment left on her blog to peadiatric cancer research, so do visit and drop a comment or two.