Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Where in the world...???

So blessed by God's faithfulness! Seeing His goodness in changing plans, in new and old. He gives and takes away but by His grace I will say, "blessed be the name of the Lord!"
 Hope you are having a fabulous week! What is God doing in your life? And... these mountains will be part of my future soon Lord willing! :) Part of God changing direction in my life. Did I mention I am so blessed by God's faithfulness?

Friday, September 23, 2011


Love this song! Inspires me to dream and reminds me of being a
little girl and imagining outside. What is your dream? And what
will you do to reach that dream?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Take Me In

So incredibly blessed by this song!

"By Your blood, I'm redeemed! By Your mercy I am free.
You've forgiven every sin. In Your love You take me in.
To Your heart, to Your throne, that I may know you and be
known. So I come in confidence. In Your love You take me in!"

May this be our prayer and our cry to Jesus!
God bless!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Beauty instead of Ashes

  The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
 to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.
~Isaiah 61:1-3

I feel like this verse speaks directly to those who are 
hurting or are angry at the hurt in the world. God will
is aware of the hurt and pain caused by sin. But He is
a just God. He will bind up the brokenhearted. He will
comfort those who mourn. He will renew them. 

I love that He will "give them a beautiful headdress
instead of ashes". He will make us new in Him! God 
loves us and we are made in His image! 

But God will also bring vengeance. And it will be just
vengeance. So trust in the Lord. He will renew you.
Trust in His faithfulness and love.
God bless!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never Forget

Remember September 11. Remember the heroes. Remember those loved that are lost. Remember that we are one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

God bless America! 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Will you be their voice?

Is slavery still around today? This is a question that I never thought to ask. Slavery was abolished right? Who would take a human being in this day and age and make them a slave? But slavery is still present! And it's also right here in America.

Then there were 13 million slaves. Today, there are now 27 million people in slavery.

 I found a lot of eye opening statistics and facts at Love146 where they are dedicated to abolishing sex trafficking where young children are sold into slavery for their bodies.

"Then, slaves were thought of as highly valuable means of production. The average slave sold for somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 (in today's currency). Owners viewed slaves as considerable economic investments, worth the money because of the work they would perform and the income they would help produce; highly valuable, long-term investments.. Today, slaves are considered cheap and expendable. On average, a slave can be purchased for less than $200. When their usefulness is gone, they are either released or killed. Their vacant slot is simply replaced with another slave. They are viewed as disposable."

 This breaks my heart. Young children sold into slavery and viewed as disposable!? They are children. Precious beautiful children! Children that God made in His image. But they are being treated as disposable items worth little.

 "If it doesn't break your heart, it isn't love." -Jon Foreman

 Hearing about sex trafficking and what happens to these kids breaks my heart! Right here in America, there are at least 300,000 children at risk for commercial sexual exploitation. Here, right at our home, in our neighborhoods, cities, there are children being taken advantage of and being used as commodities.

 80% of people trafficked are female. 1/2 are minors. (US dep state)

 1.2 million children are estimated to be trafficked around the world every year. (US dep state)

 The average age of a U.S. trafficked child is 12-14 years old. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

 These are real numbers. Real faces. Real people. And this is what really scares me. The internet has become the new marketplace for trafficking children.

AT any given time, 50,000 predators are prowling for children on the internet. (US Attorney General) 

"The modern-day slave auction is electronic, wherein local pimps ca examine and purchase, via email, women and girls from wholesaler in other countries and where retail customers can order up the prostate of their choice." -Moises Naim

 It is hard to look at these numbers and to see these statistics. It should horrify you and break your heart. But it should also fill you with love. I will not be silent. I will not hide the shame of these girls. I will be a voice for them. Will you? Go to Love146 to find more.

 Don't be silent. Cry out for justice for these precious children. Be their voice.

 "The vitality of thought is an adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. -Alfred North Whitehead

 I pray that this would land hard on your hearts. I pray that you would do something for these girls. I hope you will be a voice for them! ~Lily

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

100 days!!!

100 days! I posted about Miss Elaini who wore one dress for 100 days for orphans! Her goal was to raise $50,000 for orphans in India and after 100 days she raised $30,000! What an amazing testimony of God's love! She is continuing to raise money for orphans and now has raised over $35,000 and is still reaching her goal! I have been so encouraged by her blogging and her love for the Least of These! Check out her blog and find out how you can help raise money for these precious children! They are indeed loved! God bless! ~Lily