Shutting Down My Blog?
Made you look.
While I respect those who have shut down their blogs for a season, I don’t feel as though that is what I am called to do. But I do want to share with you something I will be doing for the next 40 days… beginning March 1.
Now, while I don’t celebrate Lent (I am a former Catholic and have a little bit of Lent baggage), I do believe in taking time to reflect on the blessings that God provides.
And in doing so, I will be participating in the Forty Days of Water campaign by Blood:Water Mission. From March 1-April 9, all I will drink is water.
While I am used to drinking mostly water, here’s the kicker… I will be drinking nothing but TAP water for the next 40 days. Yes, I said tap water. If you know me at all, you know that I very much dislike tap water and I drink an ungodly amount of bottled water on a daily basis.
But for the next 40 days it is goodbye to bottled water and hello to tap water. And each dollar I save on bottled water / diet coke / whatever I usually drink (that isn’t tap water) will go to Blood:Water Mission.
Blood:Water Mission exists to promote clean blood and clean water efforts in Africa, tangibly reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic while addressing the underlying issues of poverty, injustice and oppression. Blood:Water Mission is building clean water wells, supporting medical facilities, and focusing on community and worldview transformation, both here in America and in Africa.
Did you know that $1 provides one year of clean water for an African?
I am predicting that I will save at least $3 a day by drinking only tap water. Which means I am committing to donate at least $120 to Blood:Water Mission when this is all said and done. Giving the gift of life to 120 Africans through clean, fresh water.
Pretty cool, huh?
Over the next 40 days I pray that you will step back and consider what He might be asking of you. Whether it is giving of your time or your finances or both… I ask that you consider giving up something as a sacrifice of praise to Him.