Just the thought of what it represents makes my heart start thumping!
Well, because I believe it was a “God” moment in my life. An “Aha!” moment where my “blogging” life collided with my “real” life. I recognized that familiar faint whisper heard first in my heart.
I’ll back up a few weeks…
A cool lady at Blogher emailed and asked if I’d like to host some ads on my little blog. I thought it was a fun idea, but something didn’t really settle right. I wasn’t sure what it was exactly that didn’t feel right. I prayed about it and asked some good friends for advice. A few weeks passed, and I still wasn’t totally on board, but yet it still didn’t seem right to decline.
Fast forward to our Christmas shoebox trip to Mexico. When I learned what the plans are for this building…
…I knew immediately what I needed to do. The blog ads need to be about others- not for myself or my family. We are already so blessed.
I learned that the plans for this building are to build a baby home right next door to Grace orphanage. They told me that every day precious, healthy babies are abandoned at the dump or left on street corners due to neglect and extreme poverty. They are trying to raise money to get this project completed. There are babies who need this place right now!
I have committed 100% of any ad revenue to go to this baby home. My blog is very “small town”, so it might not be much- but all of it I will give. The cool part is that you are helping to save these lives. You, my blogging friends, are the ones who make it happen. Somehow through the magic of the www, funds will be raised to save these babies. All you have to do is read this blog.
So, what do you think about this? Let me know your thoughts. Be totally honest. Would you put up with a sidebar ad or two to help orphaned babies?
I read this quote the other day by my friend Francis Chan in his book Crazy Love, “Nothing in my life will ever matter unless it’s about loving God and loving the people He has made.”
That quote excites me, drives me, motivates me. It’s how I want to live.