Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Feed the Children


Other than good Christian broadcasting, which is getting more and more difficult to find, I like listening to conservative talk radio. I like the talk radio hosts which are not so loud and brash and controversial. I like the ones who talk about issues without being ridiculous or insulting. But I do want them to "tell it like it is" and call a duck a duck if it quacks and walks like one. You know what I mean. The station which I prefer lately is Radio 990, WNTP, which airs in my area, but as with all radio stations, you can get it online. I won't talk about the particular shows I don't like, but will say that my favorite one is Bill Bennett's "Morning in America." I listen most days after having my devotions and while making and having breakfast. Works out nicely, as it finishes up about the time I need to get to teaching chores and housework. I also like Dennis Prager; I can get some of that one during lunchtime.

Did you know there are hungry children in America? Some people didn't know that, but it is true, unfortunately. And even more sadly, there are plenty of them. Well, Radio 990 is joining in an annual campaign with the Feed the Children organization. This is a group we already support and may be one you would like to look into. You know, as conservatives, we believe that it's not the government which should be taking care of us. We believe that individuals and churches can and should fulfill the mandate of Scripture to help the needy. But you know, as conservatives, we also need to be people of action and not just ideals. So, I think that is one of the reasons that the people on WNTP are strongly encouraging people to help this organization, if at all possible. The current liberals in power want the citizens of our country to think that large government is the answer to everything. Now, we beg to differ, right?

Hey, I have another suggestion. Check out this post I made on our Hands and Hearts site to see what that is. One of many ways to save money so you have more to give.

Let's all pray that we can find more ways to be useful and caring while we're complaining. I have to tell that to myself all the time. Often it is said that we can make a difference, and I believe that's true. Imagine if every one who were able to would exchange a meal or two(or some of the other things we lavish on ourselves) and send in $25.00 to help with the real needs in our country (note I said REAL)? Wouldn't that be better than being taxed to death?

6 comments:

Denise said...

Let's all pray that we can find more ways to be useful and caring while we're complaining. I found that most profound.... and very transparent..... What a beautiful heart I see in you my friend...

Susan said...

I so agree with you Maxine. Our country would not be in as bad a shape today as we are IF the Church (us - The Body of Christ) had truly been doing our job all along of taking care of others. We are stepping forward to do our part in our area and it is a much needed thing. I pray many others do also.
Susan

LisaShaw said...

Powerful message Maxine!!!

Brenda said...

Wonderful thoughts, Maxine. Getting our children involved is so important as well. I was excited to match my daughter dollar for dollar as we saved enough to participate in Operation Christmas Child. The joy in her little eyes as she proudly carried her box into the drop off church was priceless.

Maxine said...

Good for you, Brenda! Love it when the chlldren get involved.The best kind of lessons learned.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

A very good post and lots of wonderful ideas. May the Lord use us this time of year to do what He would have us to do.

I wanted to stop by and wish you and your sweet family a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING and to thank you for being such a blessing to me this past years. love you, connie