While I sit in comfort…

January 14, 2010 | My Jottings

I just put up a post about praying for our children. Now we see that Haiti’s children are in dire need. If you have paid attention to the news lately, you know about the terrible earthquake that has destroyed a huge part of that island nation. I can’t even grasp what kind of horror they’re experiencing.

While I sit in comfort and plenty, much of Haiti is in ruins. I have prayed, as many of you have. Really, I don’t know what else to do. But I would rather light one candle in the vast darkness than light no candle at all, especially when I have candles and matches in hand.

I’ve never done this on the blog before, but in case any of you would like to light one little candle in the dark with me, I’m posting a link to an organization I trust and regularly support, and one I know is already at work in Haiti, helping people, especially children.

I know that many people are very strapped these days. But I believe if each of us could give a little bit — $5? $10? the cost of a Frappuccino or a pizza — then for someone, somehow, it could make a difference. How much of a difference I don’t know, but I’m not going to let that stop me from giving.

Here’s the link to Compassion International.

Thank you,


  1. Dorothy Sooter says:

    Thanks Julie, my biggest problem is who to trust, will get this in the mail tomorrow. Love, Dorothy

  2. Ginny the computer challenged friend says:

    It was the first thing that came to my mind. I was in AZ and set Peter to the task. We went through the Salvation Army. Don’t ever hesitate to raise a banner, dear friend!

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