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How seldom we celebrate WATER.

Happy World Water Day! How often do you stop and celebrate water? We use water endlessly. In our showers, coffee, washing dishes and laundry, cleaning our cars, and on and on. How often do you stop and appreciate that water is always at the reach of your hands, clean, uncontaminated, limitless water? I know I don’t often enough. I take it for granted. All my life it always was there. Always will be. But for over a billion people around the world, this is not a reality. People walk hours every day to retrieve water from ponds or water holes that are contaminated and seething with disease. They die from contaminated water. They lose hours every day fetching the water, hours that could be spent getting an education, or providing for their family.

Did you know that it take over 32 gallons of water to produce one egg? 256 gallons to produce one hamburger? 306 gallons to produce a bag of M’n’M’s? We don’t even realize how much water we indirectly consume every day… and where we would be if we were like the billion people in the world without it.

But there is hope. We can make a difference. We can provide clean water to our family around the world. It’s within our grasp to make a dent in the water crisis. Watch the video below to see how you can help.

Make a difference. Provide clean water. And thank God every day for the beautiful, fresh water dripping from your tap.
-beth

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fountain of life.

without light, we could not see light. we could not appreciate beauty. imagine if the world was always covered in darkness.. no flashlights, no electricity, nothing but darkness. we wouldn’t know color.. or what the sunrise looked like, or how a peacock’s feathers were. light is life. so it is with the soul. all we know is darkness. there is no beauty, no color, no life without light. but there can be light. Jesus is that light.. and he will shine in our hearts, bring light and color, bring life! he is the fountain of life. a fountain? bursting, brimming, flowing, splashing, overwhelming. not just a flashlight of life. a fountain.
-beth

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life bursting forth.


one of the best things about spring is how the greens push their way out of the dirt and burst into vibrant life. i look forward to it every year and this year was no exception. so when i saw that it was happening, i was so excited to create some photos of it.. and it just so happened that the pink blossoms are starting to fall off the tree right above. beautiful.

damp earth and new life.. color and sunshine.. spring is a beautiful thing. here’s the catch.. it’s still winter! i think north carolina has it’s seasons mixed up. but i’ll just enjoy it as it comes. yesterday i sat out by the pool for awhile drinking passion iced tea and feeling the sunshine and it made me very excited about when i can splash into the water! i felt the water and almost hollered, it’s still freezing. maybe not just yet… =}

“..he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.” 2 Samuel 23:4

maybe that’s one reason we love spring so much. because it’s somewhere we can see and feel traces of God. dawning upon us like light.. refreshing us like the rain. making us beautiful.
soak it up. enjoy every flower. feel the sun on your face. listen to the rain. and be in love with the one who is making it all beautiful..

-beth
[Ps. the photo at the top of the post is also my photo of the day from yesterday.]

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the end of your comfort zone.

-beth
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project 365: day 48


i feel all hardcore drinking water out of this canteen. you know. like the studs in the movies wiping the sweat off their brows as they’re trekking across the sahara. i think it makes the water taste better. being in a canteen like that.
water. it’s incredible how our very lives are intwined and dependent on water.
the angle makes this canteen look round. but it’s actually one of those awesome flat ones. yeah i know you’re jealous now.
tip of the day: try drinking a gallon of water a day. its so good for you. it makes you feel very hydrated, too.
-beth

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