Thursday, December 16, 2010


I was all prepared to write an entry about how mad I am right now at my husband but instead I find myself humbled. I was reading over a friend's blog and she is selling purses that she makes to raise money so she can help with a friend of hers in Africa. (You can find her blog by clicking here.) What a great idea, I thought. She also posted a link of the blog of this particular friend so I decided to drop by and read a little bit. (I am now following her blog as well and you can find it by clicking here.)

As I was reading, tears filled my eyes and I was shocked by how unbelievably selfish I was being. Here I am about to ramble on and on about my husband and this girl who is only a year older than me, is spending her Thanksgiving (and her life right now) away from her loving family and in a foreign country. She is serving God by helping others in need. What am I doing to serve God? How am I showing others the love of God with my actions, and my words, and my very life?

Wow. I'm not really sure what else to say. I am humbled and amazed and shocked and I know my life is in desperate need of change...Thank you both for bringing me to my senses!!


  1. Aw thanks so much Jamie!! This means a lot to me. I am going to send this to Ashley now!! (she was supposed to be my maid of honor, but ended up in Africa for my wedding in 2007 haha)

  2. :) Thanks for sharing this!! Makes me think too...

  3. Oh my goodness, Mrs. Mike linked me to your blog, and now I AM THE ONE who's so humbled. I am grateful that God somehow used my words/experiences to encourage and challenge you. Thank you for have no idea how much it means. I'm so glad you're now following my blog!!
    God bless you.