Friday Encouragement: When gladness and hunger meet


I know I have used this quote before on the blog, but it has to be my all time favorite quote by Buechner. Although everything he says I want to jot down on a post it and stick above my writing desk.

He sees truth like no one else does.

Where does your deep gladness and the world’s hunger meet? I have spent a lot of years trying to figure this out for myself. And then one day I started typing on the computer and I realized it was, for me, opening my head and putting down some of what swirls around in there on a blog.

Never did I imagine my love for writing would ever be able to help people, but it has. This week a book I contributed to has raised over 3000 dollars for a maternity house in Kenya. To bring not just physical water to these women, but hope.

My deep gladness and the world’s hunger met, and it feels really good.

All of us, every single person, is called into the world. And when we act on that calling, lives change.

The kingdom of God comes here to earth. In your heart and in the heart of those around you.

Live this truth today and change the world.


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