So others can simply live…

The Lord has been doing a lot of work in my heart, I think over the last several years, really, thanks to the influence of many godly, amazing friends and other experiences the Lord has allowed me (such as living in a mud hut in the Sahara desert for 5 months) to teach me about money, possessions, global poverty, and stewardship. I won’t explain too much now, but wanted to share a couple of quotes that have stuck in my brain as of late, and one blog entry that I think you should each read. I pray that 2009 might be the year that we would stop living so foolishly, but would live out of a compassionate, overflowing God-sized love instead.

  • “Live simply so others can simply live.”
  • “I believe that God wants to show us that a lot of fulfillment actually comes from denying ourselves from the material and opting for giving ourselves instead.” -my studly boyfriend

How are you going to change the world this year?

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Outside my house in Niger with some of my favorite kids (and no, in case you were wondering, there DEFINITELY wasn’t wifi)

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One Response to “So others can simply live…”

  1. ash Says:

    1. i think that this photo could be an advertisement for mac.
    2. great thing to be thinking about for ’09 jess. we are actually doing a film festival centered around this idea of being the change in this world.

    i hope to get involved with something dealing with human trafficking or some other social justice!

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