So today, instead of shopping, I’m pohsing. And I hope you’ll join me. Here’s the basic idea:
Instead of–or in addition to–buying more stuff, we will pause and be grateful for the blessings we already have. And we will support (with links and/or money) charitable organizations that seek to provide these same blessings to those who lack them. If you have a blog, post your entry and link up below. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to comment below.
This picture was taken by my daughter, Grace, during our recent church retreat at camp Chihowa. This retreat provided moments of deep peace–a hike with my daughter, singing around the campfire, meals with friends. I am grateful for these peaceful moments, and I realize that my life, each day, is lived in a state of relative peace.
While violence could always occur, I do not live in fear of air strikes or gunfire or drones or roadside bombs or missiles. Recent news has reminded me that many people around the world are not so lucky.
So on this Black Friday, I give thanks for peace. And I will make a contribution to aid the work of Christian Peacemaker Teams –people who follow Christ’s call to be peacemakers around the world.
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