Three Pounds

Woo-hoo! She is a 3 pounder, now! I am really excited about that. I have the Colorado Creeping Crud again, however and am not a happy camper. I hate being sick, especially when I have things to do. They are letting Savannah be next to her mom’s skin more now. This is a good thing. Taking medicine isn’t. I always have a strong reaction to meds, so if something makes a normal person a little drowsy, I crash. Perhaps that is why I don’t feel like I have much to say this morning. It’s in there somewhere, but it doesn’t want to come out.

This tsunami thing is really terrible. I can’t imagine what the conditions are like, especially when someone like Colin Powell, who has been around the block a time or two, says, “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

You know, we are living in the last days of time.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

One thing about earthquakes is that whenever there was an earthquake in the Bible it was caused directly by God.

The Denver paper ran an article about giving to the relief efforts. It said that while most Americans watch the news and ask, “How can I help those people?” Con men sit and think, “How can I scam someone using this?” If you decide to do something, make sure you check out the organization first. Things you especially want to ask are:

If I donate money to this organization, how much of the money actually goes to help the people and how much is eaten up in overhead?

Is the money earmarked specifically for this purpose or does it all go into one big fund that this organization then disburses to all the causes it supports as well?

If I donate food, bottled water, clothing or other items, how will they be shipped? When will they be shipped?

Is this an organization I would normally trust or donate to? Have I received help from them in the past? What was that experience like?

You guys can probably think of other questions as well, which you are welcome to leave in the comments section. I don’t have any links to organizations because I haven’t checked any out yet. Just make sure you know where your money is going or what is going to happen to your stuff.

Remember, The Good Book says, “It is better to give than to receive.” (Especially in this case!)

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