Katie and her friend in their party hats :o)
The first blog I ever read was Carmon's over at Buried Treasure.
That was over three years ago...
Today she is celebrating her one-thousandth blog!
If you have never followed a link before...today is the day to try it.
Besides the witty and interesting entries Carmon will post today she is gathering funds to help pay for a young Azanou's eye surgery.
Thank you Lord for giving us such a wonderful sister-in Christ.
In my heart I long to be most like Oseola.
Southern Miss is proud to be the recipient of Oseola's faithful generosity.
Oseola McCarty: Profile
The late Oseola McCarty's life wasn't always easy, but it was always full of dignity, simple living and faith. After leaving school in the sixth grade to care for an ailing aunt, she spent the next 75 years earning her living washing and ironing clothes, and saving her money. McCarty, who never married and who rarely left her home except for weekly trips to the grocery store, appeared on every major TV network and was written about in most national publications. She gained notoriety upon donating $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi. "I want to help somebody's child go to college," she said. Her gift endowed the Oseola McCarty Scholarship. "I'm too old to get an education, but they can." When asked about her ability to save so much money she says simply, "I didn't buy things I didn't need, The Lord helped me, and he'll help you, too. It's an honor to be blessed like that."
That kind of self-less giving inspires me.
It encourages me to do better.
To want less.
4 For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; 7 if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 8 or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
According to the grace given,