Sweet, Beautiful Freedom

So….I’ve been thinking alot lately about freedom.  What a precious gift from God it is.  Freedom of speech, to be able to state what you believe in, even if it may differ from someone else’s beliefs….freedom to play soccer in Sudan, to just be children while the country continues to war on…Freedom from guilt and sin, to be able to start again and make a new and better life.

Children in a refugee camp in Jaac, South Sudan, playing soccer.

Children praying for freedom from war.

Freedom is…………….you fill in the blank.

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves by burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”  (Galatians 5:1)

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”  (John 8:32,36)

“Oh, sweet, oh, beautiful, oh sweet, oh beautiful freedom…” (Intro to Beautiful Day, U2, U2360 Live)

Contemplating, living, and always trying to love more.    Slainte, Lisa

For more information on these pictures and how to help, please visit www.savethenuba.com and www.persecutionproject.org .

My husband works for this organization, and I can vouch for their accountability and compassion for the Sudanese people.

Thinking about doing

A conundrum of a title for a conundrum of a problem….how to get a dreamer to move to action.   As a writer and musician, I have no problem with the dreaming and thinking part.  I love that part: planning, thinking, creating things in my mind.  The rub?  The nitty gritty of actually doing everything, moving out of my mind and into real action.  So I am hereby inspiring myself into motion this morning with a few good quotes on the subject.

-“Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

-“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” – Mark Twain

-“It’s not what you’re dreaming, but what you’re gonna do.” – U2

-“Start where you are; use what you can.” – Persecution Project Foundation, www.persecutionproject.org (check it out; help the Nuba/South Sudanese people today!)

-“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” – James 2:17

Hmmm….I better get moving.  Have a wonderful day!  Slainte, Lisa