i just came to a great realization last night. we all know that there are a bunch of horrible things going on this world, and there are so many organizations all asking for your help, time, money, etc. the problem is, you want to help each one of these organizations, but you don't have the time or the money to donate to each and every one.
well, i was on the internet last night, and i was reading about yet another organization asking for help. and this thought came across my mind, i'm thinking "who do i support, who do i help?"
well, first off, you can help every organization through
prayer. every time you think of a problem in this world, just stop and pray for them a minute. it's easy, and you'll feel like you've helped. secondly, you can specifically help out one or two organizations that are really close to your heart.
i have two things very dear and near to me, the first is my love for animals. because i love animals, i hate animal abuse, and all animal abusers. i don't understand why people think it's okay to abuse animals, or abuse in general. so, i love the SPCA organization. this organization rescues abused animals, and finds a home for them. (they're the ones that have that really sad commercial with sarah mclachlan, that always make you cry).
the second thing is adoption, and adoption advocacy. so, i love the Show Hope foundation. they are a really great agency that Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife started after adopting their daughter Shaohannah from China. this agency gives financial grants to people who want to adopt, but cannot afford it. they also help you with every step of the adoption process. (click on the banner on the right side of my blog to learn more about them). Show Hope has given so many people the option to adopt because they now have financial help they needed. they also have a prayer calendar on their website that you can use to pray for different things each day. they also organize mission trips throughout the year that people may go on. Show Hope has made a difference in so many people's lives.
so, these two organizations are very important to me, and it makes it so much easier to give my support to each organization. and, because each of them support something i really care about. hopefully you found this as helpful as i did.