Live Carelessly

Years ago I habitually looked for the cheapest items on a restaurant menu. I checked prices first and food second and worried primarily about my wallet, not my stomach. At supper one night, my friend Brian realized what I was doing. He reached across the table and covered up the prices on my menu. He gazed at me and asked, “What are you hungry for?” His directness brought awareness – what was I hungry for? I hadn’t thought to ask myself that question.

Do Good – As you look at a menu or shop at the grocery store, consider what you really want to eat. If you already do this, take the next step and pay the bill for another table at a restaurant.

I will always be grateful to Brian for revealing my unhealthy, narrow thinking. Unconsciously I limited myself and just thought that cheapest was best. Thankfully now I can find balance between what I want and what I can afford. In this and many other ways God has shown me His tremendous ability to give me what I desire and need.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.” Matthew 6:25. Read more.

God, it’s so easy for us to get caught up in worry. Today we choose to live carelessly and get caught up in thoughts of You instead. Thank You for all that You give us!

UTKG Photoshoot

Our deepest thanks to the many that were part of our recent “Up to Know Good” photo shoot for single parents. Your generous gifts of time, prayer, financial contributions, gift cards and words of encouragement are humbling and motivating.

One special family that we met had lost their husband and father about a year ago. Here was an email we received from that young widow and mom.

“Sara and Myron, thank you so much for offering this wonderful gift and taking pictures of me and my kids. I so much appreciate having this done now and knowing we’ll be getting Christmas cards out this year (last year it did not happen).

I also appreciate the generous Target gift card. More importantly, it’s just great to know how much others care for those of us raising children as single parents. I appreciate being held up in prayer during such a time of pain and transition. I never envisioned I would be raising two children on my own and the love and support of others has helped me beyond what words can describe. Thanks a million!”

We are so grateful for your display of love for others. It is truly a privilege to be a part of something greater than ourselves and to do so in cooperation with a community of friends.

Finally, we thank God for giving us the inspiration, community, resources, and opportunity to be about His business. May we turn away from our selfishness and choose to be Up to Know Good today. After all, as we get to Know Good, we’ll want to Do Good, and that will Feel Good. Blessings to you!