Welcome! I'm so glad you're here! Since this week's blog hop is all about encouragement, I thought I'd share one of my favorite verses and two pictures with you. "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world" James 1:27. I just love that verse. It is so clear cut and straight forward to me. My relationship with God is NOT about a list of rules, it's about loving people- especially when they can't give back!

Below is a picture of the sweetest girl. She lives at God Cares School in Uganda. Kahuna had the great privilege of delivering her very first pair of shoes to her. She just melts my heart.

Below is Kahuna and a few more of the amazing children at God Cares. If you aren't already sponsoring an orphan somewhere in the world, hop on over to World Vision. You may find that bringing life transformation and hope to a child is just the encouragement you need!


Hannah said...

Great pictures. I always look forward to your posts and this is a perfect example of why.

Love the pictures of Kahuna and the children. My daddy was a missionary and especially loved visiting the children.

Suzanne and Jayme said...

It's funny, because this verse has been such a huge part of my life. I love it so much that I want it tattooed on my back.

Love my tats.

None-the-less, you are right, it is so clear cut. I love the pics of Kahuna. What a joy to give this child her first pair of shoes. I'm in AHHHH.

Love you, miss you

Leslie said...

I love these pics!!! JUST LOVE THEM!

aamayna said...

That first one is so amazing! love it! Are these blog hops every Monday?

simply_unique said...

Thanks so much for this! I love it!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Love the photos! ...the happy faces of the little ones...pure joy!!!

Blessings and Aloha!

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April said...

Our current series at church this month is James. Pastor Brad was just speaking about this very verse. I am new to my walk of faith in Christ, so it was my first time reading it. There are many things in the Bible that can be confusing to understand - but most of it is clearly cut out, like the verse you've chosen. There is no hidden meaning, or theology that needs to be understood to appreciate the passage. It is as it says...

We also have a sponsered child from World Vision, South Africa. Vusimuzi Mememza is his name.

Stop by my blog, and bring your funny thoughts, photos or stories to join my "Make Me Laugh" today. It's a lighter side to encouragement :) Would love to hear from you!

Josie said...

Aw! Beautiful! :)

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Moms On The Go said...

Great photos!!! Love the story behind them. ( First shoes, makes you feel ungrateful for everything we have)

Thanks for sharing
Happy Hopping!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

A little insomnia tonight..well how about 3 I am blog hopping, I enjoyed your blog and encouragement....

Julia said...

wonderful pictures!! what an encouragement!! thanks for sharing that!

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