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Blogging For A Cause

June 6, 2014 by

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Today I am going to stray from my usual format because I have an announcement to make.

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a blog called Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids. (Click on highlighted title to visit her blog!) She has a section called “Comments for a Cause”. Val donates a set amount for each comment she receives on her blog to a new charity each month.

After reading her story, I went out to water and weed the garden. When I am alone in the garden, I often spend my time there in prayer. I prayed about how I could implement this system into my own blog, not just for God’s glory, but so that others would benefit.

After all, Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” ~Matthew 25:35-36 (ESV)

If you know my family personally, or have read about how we view stewardship, then you know that we feel accountable to God for how we spend the resources He has blessed us with. When it comes to charitable giving, we are careful to do our homework to insure, as much as possible, that we are giving to reputable and quality charities.

One charity our family has supported is Haiti Healthcare Partners. (Click on highlighted title to visit their website.) We personally know the people behind this project, as well as the integrity and heart that drives their mission. Would you prayerfully consider supporting their cause?

You can now be a part of helping me blog with a cause. I will personally donate 5 cents for each new email subscriber, reader comment, tweet, Facebook share, and Pin. Together we can help one another grow in our faith, care for our families, and give a little back to the “least of these”.

After all, Jesus said, “…Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” ~Matthew 25:40 (ESV)

I will be sure to post regular updates letting you know how much you have helped me raise. Thank you for your continued support. To God be the glory! Always.

*On August 25, 2014, I posted Blogging For A Cause – An Update. (Click the link to read that post.)

Leave a comment and let us know what your favorite charities are.

8 Responses to Blogging For A Cause

  1. Rick

    Praise God Heather! It’s all for his glory! It’s interesting as I was thinking of some of my favorite charities. Sometimes we like to search out ones that nobody has heard of before cause they are usually struggling and yet serve a great cause. But one came to mind this morning. It is national donut day. So what I thought to myself.I try not to eat them. I like them too much. So I looked into how in the world we would come to such a day. Lo and behold, it originated in WWI when the salvation army went into enemy territory in France to bring a taste of the homeland to the wounded and sick soldiers. Pretty soon they had set up 250 tents with the smell of donuts beckoning our boys to come and take a break. They would be fed with donuts and the Gospel! We see the red kettles outside wall mart every Christmas, but I wonder if we ever stop and say a prayer and drop a dime for this age old mission that is an American institution that has left an impact in the hearts of many over the years. After all, the loaves accompanying the fish may have had holes in them!

    • Heather

      This is great! Sometimes I think that some of our National “holidays” are silly, but you have demonstrated that we should look into the reasons behind them. Thank you for sharing this little piece of history!

  2. bonniesteinborn

    Great Idea Heather — OMS does a lot of work in Haiti and has a solar powered radio program that hundred of people support – and also a program to help children get an education —

    http://www.onemissionsociety.org is their address — Still don’t know how to make this a link (sigh) = but there is the address — if anyone is interested in helping HAITI that way —

    Will be praying that many support your program —
    Bless you for your loving and giving heart – – Praise the Lord!!

    • Heather

      OMS is another great charity that our family has supported! Thank you for all that you do, Bonnie. You are the first missionary my children met, and they still have a special place for you in their hearts (as do we!)

    • Heather

      Thanks, Julie! I think it’s important to bless others out of our abundance. Don’t worry, you provided the cure for my hunger. 🙂

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