Share the Joy Thursday: Holy Work

What gives me JOY?

Seeing evidence that people
are doing the work of the heart
from the heart.

Like Rachel Scott, the first student killed
at Columbine High School 12 years ago, 

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whose campaign for kindness & compassion
 survived her death

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and reaches out to touch others
through the work of Rachel's Challenge

Like Ben, Jason and Laren

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who hopped a plane to Uganda after college,
made a film about the Night Walkers,
and started Invisible Children.

Invisible Children: WHO WE ARE from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

To find out about this holy work,
or to contribute, follow the links.

What gives you JOY?

To play along and share the joy:

1. do a post that tells and shows us what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post 
and paste it into the Mr. Linky box 
along with your name.

3. visit other players -- as many as possible -- 
and let their joy infect you.  
Leave them a comment about their post.
Let's start an epidemic of joy!


Anonymous said…
Another jouyful thursday and your post is wonderful, celebrating the beauty of others who have/had beautiful hearts.

I tried linking up to my post today, but it doesnt seem to be working. So this is my link here:
rebecca said…
this post speaks straight to my heart meri. thank you. i feel better in our world when we are involved in acts of genuine kindness.
gma said…
I saw this on Oprah today. After reading your post I went back to mine and linked to Invisible children. Thank you so much for the wonderful reminder.
deb did it said…
Meri...this is a very beautiful, powerful post. I am in awe of the Invisible Children project....thank you from bringing it into the light (some of us do not have a TV) so I appreciate info like this!
Kim Mailhot said…
so easy to do holy work, each and every day. I always imagine what it would be like if we all took the time to do our one little bit...
Beautiful Joy !
Carmen said…
love love love this post!

by the way yes i did try too
and the link seems to be not functioning :-)
Stephanie said…
Wonderful Post Meri,
the horror of waking to the Columbine news seems still so fresh...

thank you for showing us the beauty of huge hearts spreading over the world.

Dawn Elliott said…
I just became aware of 'Invisible Children' yesterday through a FaceBook link. Thank you for the reminder to do what we can each day to make the world a gentler and kinder place.
Olivia said…
What a beautiful and inspirational post! I found out about your blog from Kim the Queen of Arts and am joining in on sharing the joy! Meri, I'm in Olympia :) Blessings, Olivia
Shanae Branham said…
This is an awesome blog link! I am returning the visit from a past post you visited with my DiSemblance blog. my next post will be about what brings me joy and then I will link up and play! Very fun! Thanks for making the world a better place.
The Linky thingy is being cranky with me, so I'll just leave my joy-filled link here:

Gleeful Tree Folk
Annie Jeffries said…
Rachel's Challenge is so touching. What a beautiful memorial to a beautiful spirit.

As I watch these young post-college students pursuing truth of the tragedy in Uganda and throughout West Africa, I can't help but fear for them especially in the shadow of the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros. God be with them.
Nikki (Sarah) said…
I post a thankful blog every thursday b/c I'm so grateful for all that He's given me. I recently found your blog..Glad I did.

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