This picture was taken on March 16th. These Christmas Bazaar signs were put up in front of the hospital in November!

For months I had been driving by these outdated advertisements, judging them both to be an eyesore and an evidence of someone’s irresponsibility not to take down what they once had put up.

Finally it dawned on me that I should be the answer to my own irritation!

I parked my car, pulled out the signs and drove them away to a trash bin.

Problem solved, BUT I had to get involved and do something.

There are so many practical applications to this truth.

Pieces of trash on the ground to pick up.

Pieces of wrecked cars in the streets to move aside.

Pieces of broken children, who    are hungry for adult attention, acceptance, commendation and brotherly love, to glue back together with simple & sincere personal kindnesses.

There is a wonderful & inspiring young boy in Scripture . He looked around and saw that nobody was doing what perhaps many could have done.

He decided to do something.

John 6:8-9 –

“One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, ‘there is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?”

Step up. Do something!


Smiling KidsMy office has thin window panes. I love it because I can hear what’s going on in the church parking lot.
This morning I heard the singing voice of a very young child.
He was in enthusiastically singing “I love to tell the story of Jesus and his love”.
I clear example of a brand-new heart at a very young age.
Do you and I love to tell the story? When did we last do so?
What’s in our insides comes out to the outside.
Ephesians 5:18-19:
” … be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord …”


ShoelacesHow did this young gentleman come to do this kind gesture?
The thought was parent-installed; most likely daddy-installed.
Psalm 127 calls children “a gift”, “the fruit of the womb” & “arrows”.
Why are children like arrows?
They can be shot to go beyond their parents (the archers).
They can be aimed at the target of their parents values, priorities, worldview & faith.
Aim your arrows well.