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This writing a blog every single day, has been bit of a struggle. Between working, working on school work, and girl scouts it seems like I have no time to write and post a blog….I begin, but get easily distracted by life. Then there is that nagging little voice…failure…Lots has been going on so I seem to be unfocused again and I think that’s the plan of the evil one. It dawned on me last week, as I am getting closer to God, the evil one is attacking…I am unfocused and at times selfish. I am not using my time wisely…Every time I try to sit and blog, the distractions come…Just as he wants, pulling me away from God.

For months and months I have had this small little voice in the back of my head…Help those in need in the community…Get into the community and help… It’s almost a constant, and I keep pushing it away. I mean what can I really do? We are struggling ourselves.  Some weeks ago the minster mentioned helping those in the community. In a part of his sermon he shared about a family years and years ago that was struggling. The dad would sell his products and most times instead of taking money, he took what they could pay, food, clothing, etc. Eventually as time passed they could no longer afford the rent/mortgage and the family was to be kicked out. The town came together and actually purchased the house, and rented it back to the family for next to nothing. So as I have gone on my walks I have seen many empty house with for sale signs or for rent signs. Why is it that in our community we have homeless people, families living in hotels, but we have empty vacant house? Why it that kids have multiple electronics like iPads, iPods, telephones, computers, laptops…but we have families in our community in need? Yet that voice rises again, what can I really do since we are struggling ourselves? Yet I know some way I could help…Help those in need in the community…Get into the community and help…

A week or so ago I read a blog from a lady that blogs about her husband’s battle with ALS and how her family is adjusting to the inevitable end. On the particular day she blogged about making meals for those in need. A family, or person makes a simple meal and takes it to the family. A very simple jester that goes a long way. Once again I am reminded…Help those in need in the community…Get into the community and help……Yet again that voice, what can I do, I really don’t like to cook, and my grocery budget is stretched as it is….

Then we have the whole Government shut down which really got me thinking more….In our community, whether it is a street, a block, a court, a row of townhouses, we should be working together to make sure no one in our community is in need nor in fear of losing their home due to lack of money or going without water, or heat or AC. There needs to be a home or a garage, or a shed, where the community can store daily necessity’s to help those in need. A safe for donated money. We need families who can take turns making a meal for the family that is living in a tent in the woods, or the family that is living in a hotel….We need the community to purchase a house that can be rented out to a family without a home…Yup that voice pops in again…what can I do? We are selves are struggling? Yet the voice is clear… Help those in need in the community…Get into the community and help…

Yet what we have is selfish people too busy thinking about their needs or judging the reason someone is in need. Seriously, we are a nation of excess, and we have people in our county that are homeless, that do not have what they need daily (like shelter, food, water, heat). Regardless of what led them to their current position, is not our concern, it’s not our business, it is NOT our place to judge and walk away from them. Yet we all do…

This country is so focused on making money that an abandoned building or a house will sit abandoned for over a year because that cannot rent it for a set price…Hmmm $500 a month until a real buyer comes along is a hell of a lot more than $0.00 a month…. Where does this start? How does this start? Prayer of course. I can say that I have pushed this aside because this is simply way out of my comfort zone. I do not have the means to fund this nor am I the one that could get up in front of a crowd asking for help and donations NOR do I have a clue to how to start this.

My idea…is almost like a community adopting families, helping them until they can do it on their own. Steering them away from government assistance….Providing them with help beyond food and clothing…This is helping a girl find the perfect homecoming dress. This is helping the boy play on a team. This is providing a family with a membership at the indoor pool.  This is helping a family build onto their home. This is helping a single parent with the mortgage/rent. This is providing meals for those who need a hot meal. This is making sure electric or water is not cut off and a family has heat and ac…

Regardless of how much money we have or don’t have, we all waste $20…$50…$200 or more a month.

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