Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Life Changing Cupcakes

Just one year ago I found a recipe.  The page it was written on was wrinkled, dog-eared and well read, but found forgotten and unused. 

It was a recipe for life.  A life changed.  I found the recipe in Isaiah 58 and the ingredients listed were:
  • Loose the chains of injustice
  • Untie the cords of the yoke
  • Set the oppressed free
  • Break every yoke
  • Share your food with the hungry
  • Provide the poor wanderer with shelter
  • Clothe the naked when you see him
  • Spend yourself in behalf of the hungry
  • Satisfy the need of the oppressed
Mix these ingredients together in prayer and faith, and bake in the context of the Book of James.  Add to that the Book of Jonah if you like (I did). 
The result of trying this recipe, for me and my daughter, was cupcakes - Life changing cupcakes. 
You see, after being greatly convicted by the above mentioned Scriptures, I was strongly compelled to DO something.  But I had NO idea what to DO - Till I found a ministry that was hands-on heavy and administratively lite.  And this ministry was giving ordinary people like me and my daughter in small town Canada an opportunity to make a REAL difference in the lives of oppressed, imprisoned, hungry, naked, and abandoned children living in despair on the other side of the world.  It was this ability to have a direct impact on real lives for the Kingdom of heaven that drove me to do something.
That was one year ago.  And just around the corner, is another opportunity for my daughter and I to make, once again, a real difference in the lives of these same children, and to others who have been added to their living environment over the past year.  It is also an opportunity for you and your family to make a difference, a real difference, in the lives of these same children.
Saturday, May 5th, is {Inter}National Cupcake Day where kids and families from across the world will host a cupcake stand.  Yes, you heard that right, a cupcake stand – you know the kind at the end of your driveway, or at the door of the grocery store, or wherever.  Easy, simple, fun and most of all rewarding, because it is for God’s Kingdom.  It is taking the ingredients of life as He has prescribed it, making cupcakes, and changing lives for eternity – yours and the children imprisoned in Uganda.
And don’t worry about how much money you might make at your stand.  Whether it’s $200 or $2,000, it will change lives; it will make a real difference when placed in God’s hand for His glory.
Interested in life changing cupcakes?  Check out the site which enables kids withbig hearts for God to serve the imprisoned children of Africa.  They’ll be the best cupcakes you ever had! (Did I mention they'll also change your life?)

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

When You Aren't Sure What to Do Next

Been quiet around here lately.  The Gardener has been doing some pruning. 

And so I've been doing more abiding, less striving.  More praying and reflecting, less talking. 

I stand still for I do not know what to do next, unable to decide which direction, which path to take.  Or maybe it's fear and doubt which keep me standing here.  Maybe it's both. 

But for now I wait. 

In the meantime, I thought I'd share this Desiring God link......seems appropriate for around here....for those who are patiently waiting......

When You Aren't Sure What to Do Next

"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."  Is. 40:31