May 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
When I hear about injustices in the world I get mad. I get real mad! But a couple of years ago, I signed up to Avaaz to start getting even!
What is Avaaz? In their words…
“Avaaz—meaning “voice” in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.
Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Our model of internet organising allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force.
The Avaaz community campaigns in 14 languages, served by a core team on 4 continents and thousands of volunteers. We take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.”
I encourage you to sign up to Avaaz. With Avaaz, I am kept up to date with all the current and immediate major world issues that need world action. There are nearly 9 million members worldwide and counting! They make it completely easy to support the issues and causes you most want to support, by simple one-click petition signing and donating. Sign up to get regular updates on pressing world issues and information on how you can help.
I can tell you, Avaaz is not annoying in that scammy-constant-emails way… the issues you read about are so important that you are glad someone out there is taking the time to find out about them and tell you about it! Check out their website and have a really good look through 🙂
May 6, 2011 § 7 Comments
We interrupt your regular scheduled viewing…
Here on WordPress they have a lovely feature that enables the blogger to see what search engine terms are referring random people to their blogs. While most search engine terms referring people onto my blog are to do with things like homewares, stationery and, weirdly enough, strawbaling (!), I have noticed a disturbing trend coming through. I assume it is to do with the post I wrote about Abercrombie&Fitch’s push-up bikini’s for kids, but unfortunately there is a sizeable amount of search terms coming through for child pornography. And I just cannot leave it unaddressed any longer.
So if that is what has brought you here today, read on.
Please make this your last stop before getting the help you need, which you can receive from the following places listed below:
– Pure Intimacy help for addicts and their families
– X3 Pure confidential online workshops for those with porn addiction
– Be Broken Ministries offering hope and healing to the sexually broken
– Setting Captives Free breaking the cycle of habit
I believe ALL children are the divine and perfect work of God’s hands. They must be treated with the utmost respect and love and given incredible protection from the predators of this world. I also believe in second chances (although I am honestly finding it hard to write this without attacking anyone, my keyboard is taking the brunt of my anger!) John 8:12 “Jesus said to the people, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” Make the change and don’t allow yourself to ever view children as anything other than precious, treasured souls; their innocence worthy of preservation.
It doesn’t matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn’t matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years — we turn on the light and it is illuminated.
March 28, 2011 § 7 Comments
I felt like I really needed to repost this one. Savvy Sister has written a passionate post about self-esteem in girls on her blog, stemming from an ad she saw for Abercrombie & Fitch selling push-up bikini bra’s for 8-14 year old girls. We encounter things like this in our everyday- the push to suck money out of people without regard to the health and well-being of newer generations and the effect it will have on them through their entire lives. It’s nothing new that each generation is so different from one another but there are some values that should never, ever change regardless of what decade or even century we are in! If you feel passionate about this issue, why not post a link to Savvy Sisters article on your own blog, or write a quick post in support of protecting our girls self-esteem. If an eight-year-old is told it’s nothing to try to push up non-existent boobs, no wonder girls undergoing surgery are getting younger and younger!
If you are in Australia, check out and support The Butterfly Foundation.
(Ed: As I am in Australia, Abercrombie & Fitch is not a household name here. I have also been made aware of their ‘thongs’ or g-strings being targeted at 7-14 year old girls with phrases like ‘wink, wink’ and ‘eye candy’. Pushing adult sexuality onto children as young as seven isn’t cute. It’s perverted.)
January 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
Well, there’s nothing more wholesome than a bale of hay for supper is there? The one below looks particularly tasty… If you donate $40 to RSPCA QLD, they can buy bales of hay to feed stranded livestock affected by the Queensland floods. Check out their website here for more ways you can donate to help support our animal friends too.
January 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
If you are not aware yet, the state of Queensland, in Australia, is experiencing some devastating floods. There has been loss of life and many missing as the weather continues to worsen in other parts of this state and others in Australia. Towns and homes have been destroyed. Please show your support of those in crisis by donating here or calling 1800 219 028 (if you are Australian). I’m praying for those affected.