Hello to the World!


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This week has been such a blessing. Not only have I received a second letter from my very intelligent nine-year-old boy in Mexico, Cruz (more on that in a later post), and become an official Advocate for Compassion International, but God has moved one of my posts (“How Two Strangers Became So Much More“) in truly miraculous ways. Perhaps it’s the post that brought you here.

On the 24th of August, Compassion Canada stumbled across it, and posted a link to it on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. The next thing I knew, my daily handful of regular visitors (and I love everyone of you!) had grown to several hundred.

Not only that, but Compassion International has also shared it with their employees, and forwarded it the call center in the Philippines, which means Datu has actually been able to read my side of the conversation! How strangely exhilarating and terrifying that is for me. I normally dislike not being in control of a situation but, in this case, since God is clearly the one doing the driving, I will gratefully hand him the wheel! It is my prayer that He is using that post to move at least one reader into action.


With all of that in mind, and because I can see where you are (and how creepy is that?), I wanted to say hello to all of my new-found friends!

To my new Japanese friends,  おはよう(ございます),  こんにちは, or  こんばんは (depending on what time of day you are reading this).

To my new friends in Spain, “Hola!”

To my new friends in Germany, “Guten Tag!”

To my new friends in Canada, “Good Day, eh?” 🙂 (I’m just teasing; I lived on the Canadian border for nearly twenty-five years, so I have special affinity for my neighbors to the North).

To my new friends in Italy, “Salve!”

I have exciting new things to blog about, but have been stranded in another city while my car is being repaired (I’m typing this on a library computer). I apologize for the lack of updates the last few days, and I thank you for being patient with me.

Hello, and Welcome. Thank you for walking with me in this Life With Compassion.