January 24, 2005
Against Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
Since the tsunami hit on December 26th and the Gujarati earthquake of 2001 hit on January 26th, this article reports on fear-based rumors of a tsunami hitting the Gujarati coast on the 26th (in 2 days). As I am to depart for India on the 26th, I ask you to remember the Gujaratis on this day. Pray against fear, uncertainty, and doubt and pray for the coming of hope for the the country of India.
Article here: Tsunami again? 'We are all scared about 26th'
January 07, 2005
Giving smartly to tsunami victims
There exist many legitimate concerns regarding the decision to give money to disaster relief. The disaster is so overwhelming and our bank accounts so underwhelming, it is difficult to decide how and if one can give with any sort of impact.
David Batstone, an editor for Sojourners magazine provides good advice on how to decide whom to give money for tsunami relief. How an organization is positioned to provide emergency relief, reconstruction of critical infrastructure, and contribute to sustainable development in affected disaster areas should be key to any decision to give.
Read How to give smart (and compassionate) aid to tsunami victims, by David Batstone for more insight.
Happy smart/compassionate giving.
Read the Bible in a Year
Well, the purpose of the One Year Bible Blog is to encourage people to read through the entire Bible in a year. I am encouraged thusly. ;-)
I signed up for the One Year Bible blog's weekly e-mail list, so here's hoping I stay encouraged to read the Bible every day and finish it in a year. Usually when I attempt this, I always get caught at the Exile; however, this method isn't chronological, so maybe I'll finally be successful at reading the Bible this year.
Once again, thanks to Andrew Jones for the link.