Choosing a different way Open hearts and open Minds Praying for change today Anxiously awaiting to See an end to homelessness Stepping out In faith Only hope I'm Not alone in this
If home is where the heart is, how would one decorate the interior? This brings up an interesting concept, we may visualize things within our heart-home we wish to rearrange or change entirely. There may be pictures on the walls that act as poison, slowly eroding the structural integrity of our heart-home. These sorts of pictures on the wall ought to be removed sooner than later. Perhaps, they can be replaced with edifying artwork. Art moves us, so display art that will encourage love, forgiveness, kindness, peace, compassion, and generosity.
This prompt inspired me, and led me to this concept of the heart-home. I have to go now, it’s time for me to clean some house. I will leave you with one additional thought. Some without brick & mortar homes, have the warmest of heart-homes.
I wrote ever so briefly in a previous post about the Baga massacre. Yesterday I read a hauntingly beautiful poem written by Olamide on her wonderful blog: Olamide’s Blog. Her words painted a vivid picture that leads one to reflection, followed by introspection. I cannot begin to fathom what it would be like to be in such a position, just trying to imagine it, unleashes a flood of emotions. Questions inevitably come up:
- Who will care for the orphaned children?
- Will they be reunited with their parents?
- How can people do these things to other people?
- How can we help?
Only God knows all the answers, and quite literally, He is the answer. God will care for the orphans. He was, He is, and He always will be their heavenly Father. People can do these things to one another due to sin. We can help by prayer, and in many other ways as well.
Some of us are standing up! I hope that awareness spreads, and people begin to open their eyes. Stand for what is right, all of the time, not only when it is convenient.
We are all children of God, that makes us family. Pray for Baga, pray for all.