Thursday, June 23, 2011

My First Plank...

I’ve been thinking about doing this post for some time now…like at least a month, if not more! Jessica over at Bohemian Bowmans does this weekly Plank Pullin’ post and invites her readers to join her in pulling a plank each week. SO, here goes…

plank-1It’s Plank Pullin’ time! The one day a week that we strongly resolve to ignore the multitude of specks and sawdust around us and pull one bona fide plank from our own eye. Matthew 7:3-5, style.

I sponsor two Compassion children: Norma in Guatemala and Martha in Tanzania. I love these girls and I’m great at donating my monthly support (because it is automatically deducted from my bank account). I’m also great at sending a little extra money for their birthdays and for Christmas.

I often encourage other people to sponsor Compassion children. I think it’s an amazing cause and almost anyone can spare the $38 a month.

Before you think that I’m tooting my own horn, hear me out. Unfortunately, the money-sending is the bulk of my interaction with my girls. For those of you who know about Compassion, you know that the most important part isn’t the money, but the letters. And there’s my plank – I don’t send letters. I haven’t written to Norma in over a year (I’ve sponsored her for several years now) and I’ve never written to Martha (just started her sponsorship last year). Ugh.

I have good intentions of writing. I see great ideas on others’ blogs about writing and sending stickers and stationary and all kinds of creative things. But, somehow, life passes by and I haven’t written.

So, I’ve pulled that plank and I’m going – RIGHT NOW – to write both of my girls. Ask me tomorrow…really. I need accountability on this!

That was a BIG plank to pull on my first Plank Pullin’ post…

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