Thursday, June 16, 2011

Be The Change

Social Media for Social Change

Kecia Cruz's son had been sleeping on a cold linoleum floor since returning to live with his mother nearly two weeks ago. Cruz has served time in prison and her son is a recovering drug addict. Cruz sees her child's return as a second chance. She didn't want him sleeping on the floor, but she didn't know where to turn. Her neighbor had an answer: Beremedy -- an organization that utilizes social media such as Twitter, Facebook and blogs to streamline the donation of food, clothing and furniture to people in need. The name is a short way to say "you be the remedy for someone in need. Within 15 minutes of posting Cruz's need, a hairstylist with a spare mattress responded. In the spirit of generosity Beremedy connects the dots this way multiple times a day -- every single day. { read more }

Be The Change

Find a way to connect to needs in your own neighborhood.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pursuing Your Dreams No Matter What

I think God brings us to places in His design and in His timing. This is the perfect example of what the enemy wanted to bring about evil in his life, God turned it around and used it for His good and His glory.

You cannot help but be deeply touched by this amazing young man; Sung-bong Choi.

When Sung-bong decided to sing on the Talent Show Korea’s Got Talent he had no idea that he would win the hearts of millions all over the world!

The story of his childhood is so moving that even the judges had a hard time keeping their composure.

He told the judges that even though he didn’t think he could sing very well, he sang because it made him happy.

They couldn’t have been more surprised. He is a true inspiration to the endurance of the heart.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Never to Young To Change Things

How One Teenager Used Her Life Savings

After finishing high school in New Jersey, Maggie Doyne took a gap year during which she did service projects and cultural programs in South Asia. In India, she met a teenage refugee who had escaped Nepal seven years earlier. Maggie felt moved to accompany the girl back to Nepal in search of her family. In the process, she was deeply touched by the orphans she met in the villages. "It was really this rude awakening," Maggie said. "I thought, it only takes $5 admission and $5 for a uniform to put her into school. Why can't I do that?" So Maggie had her parents wire her all $5000 of her life savings, using it to build an orphanage and then a school for children in that remote area. She continues to run it at the ripe age of 24. { read more }

Be The Change

Follow your inner voice and take a small but courageous step today.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Standing by Others

Let this be a reminder that we all will need someone to stand by us in the storms of life, but most importantly, that we should stand by others who are in need as well.

God promises you a safe landing not a calm passage.
If God brings you to it He will bring you through it.