Happy Thanksgiving folks! I am sitting in the Houston airport once again pondering the meaning of life. Really, if it’s not a McDonald’s sausage biscuit what is it then? I have just finished a month long run of various Churches and fund raisers and am looking forward to getting home for the Thanksgiving and then Christmas holidays. I was in Conroe, Texas last night and ran into a couple of my comedian brethren at the show. It was nice to see them. I rarely get a chance to see other comics at my shows, because they themselves are usually working, but not so on a Monday night in Texas.
I hope this note finds you guys well and in good spirits for the coming month of what unfortunately in America has become one of the most stressful times of the year. I have made a conscious decision this year to put my time and resources into helping out the less fortunate, which, when I last checked, is no one in my immediate family.
I have already told my children that this year we will be buying a cow or a goat or some chickens for a village in Nicaragua and I will be doing it in their name. (If you would like to do something like this, you can click on this World Vision link and go from there). It is a great way to help someone and, in my case, keep from clogging the landfills of America with more junk that my kids will throw away. Doesn’t mean they won’t be getting underwear from their Mom and Dad, which always thrills them.
I would also like to ask you to search your heart and see if sponsoring a child in Nicaragua is something that you would like to give to a family member or something you and your children would like to do. It is $30/month well spent.
Last year, Tami and I gave two children to my sister in law for Christmas, and it is teaching their children that God’s love goes through them and expands to the other side of the world. Trust me when I tell you that our trip to see what World Vision does for the widows and orphans of this world changed Tami and me in very profound ways. First and foremost, the amount of gratitude that we experienced in Nicaragua for what they perceived as a great sacrifice on our part was overwhelming.
Because we really know how comparatively little we do for them. It is the World Vision volunteers that do all the real work. I tell a few jokes and send a few bucks down there, which then World Vision takes and, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, delivers something that a government cannot deliver, and that is Hope, Dignity and Self Respect, to a segment of the world that had no dignity, self respect and lived a hopeless existence. In other words, a miracle.
If God has blessed you financially and this is something that you might be interested in, please click on this World Vision link and check it out. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
God’s Peace be with you.