Thursday is for Thinking

January is a great month to reflect on the previous year and plan for the coming year. Things are usually a little less hectic and the weather tends to keep us inside more. What a better time to think about what you want to accomplish this year. Last Thursday we looked at the skill you wanted to learn or improve on. This week’s question is more about others than yourself.

Today’s question: To what need or ministry will you volunteer to help this year? Will you try to give more time and money this year?

There would be two for my wife and I: the Mission of Hope and the Ronald McDonald House. Both of these organizations strive to help families and children in need. The Mission of Hope concentrates on serving people throughout poverty stricken rural areas of Appalachia in Southeast Kentucky and Northeast Tennessee. The Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville provides a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. These and many other organizations work hard to meet the needs of those who need it most.

Alright, it is your turn. Will you meet a need this year?

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One thought on “Thursday is for Thinking

  1. Moving into more external (vs. often internal) spaces is my goal in 2011. Yes, I’m usually outgoing, but life has dealt me uncommon opportunity to be solitary and contemplative in recent years. This is helpful, but I realize the need to translate that wealth into the larger world out there. That is, choose to give out, not just take in.

    So, the blog-a-week commitment seems a very good 1st step!

    Lois in Chicagoland

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