Feb 10, 2017

Left Me Thinking...

You know my name, not my story.  You've heard what I've done.  
Not what I've been through.  If you were in my shoes you'd fall the first step...

Wednesday was extremely cold. The day was dark and damp.  The wind did not help.  
Yesterday was no better even colder than Wednesday.  I think both Arvid and I may
 be getting the flu.  The big and low temperatures are making everyone sick.

Yesterday I found out about an organization in Branson that helps feed the needy.
As I was at the grocery store I saw a van and on it was the writing "Jesus was Homeless".
 Well that made me curious. I of course had to ask what it's all about.

Jesus was homeless is a non profit organization that puts together over 13,000 meals 
every week and distributes it to people in need.  Volunteers do all the work.

Something to think about. Maybe I can volunteer some of my time in helping 
to package the meals.  It is after all for a very good cause.  I even went to the 
location and saw for myself the work these volunteers do.  Yes. Different 
place. Different way of life.  Here there are so many in need of food.

The elderly live on a fixed income and the rest of the people depend on tourism.  
Three months out of the year they are out of jobs and they depend on unemployment
 benefits.  Yes since living in Branson I have learnt and have seen another side of life.  

Many have it very difficult.  Sometimes there is. No food.  A lady told me she had
 2 dogs and a husband. She said to me, " honey first we feed the dogs. Then my husband.
 If there is any left I will eat otherwise I don't have anything."  Somehow those words haunt me.

Many of us live "comfortable" lives.  We are rarely touched by what goes on with others.  
After what I heard and saw, it's not the same for me anymore.  I can't get over the
 fact that right here where we live people are going hungry. All ages.

They say that hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
I really hope so, but in all honesty I think many of the people here will need a miracle.

Hello Friday.  I hope everyone is having a great day and that the
 weekend ahead is filled with all things good.  

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us,
 but those who win battles we know nothing about...