Monday, January 28, 2008

It's Merry Monday...

On Saturday, I posted a link about a woman who gave her own life in order that her child might be born. That started me thinking about how God, through Paul, encouraged us to think about things of good report.

Because we live in a fallen world, the reality is that tragedies and controversies occur, and the media makes much of these things. Of course, we can't hide our hands in the sand and pretend that troublesome events don't exist. However, we can mine for the golden gems among the rubble of sad news.

Of course, the first and foremost place to look for things of good report is in God and his word. He alone is truly good. And, a second place to look is in the true church, where people do reflect -- however imperfectly -- the image of Christ. However, I am also on a hunt for whatever inspiring news stories I can find that might be overshadowed by the media's focus on all that is alarming and controversial. My main interest is in stories related to home and family, but I'm also searching positive news in general.

I'll try to post a few gems as I find them. Here are a few for today:

Frugal man donates life savings.

Teen operates "store" where foster children can obtain free outfits.



NeedANap2 said...

Not to be critical, but should "worn" in your first sentence be "born"?

Elizabeth said...

Sure enough, as we say in Tennessee. Correction made. Thank you.

Hadias said...

That's a wonderful thing that this young lady is doing for foster kids.

Elizabeth said...

Hi there, Hadias.

I really enjoyed reading her story. I don't know if I, as an adult, could have come up with such a creative way to give to foster children.