In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
For all the sarcasm, cynicism and mental mischief I dole out on Mostly Teachable, I believe wholeheartedly in God. He is and will be for eternity bigger than any problem I can imagine (or more likely, cause). One of things I do in my life away from this blog is help out with different causes and make myself useful in the community. This is not an easy task, because I prefer the quiet of being alone in reading, writing and running. Each year, my home church in Saint Joseph, Michigan, First Church of God, hosts a formal Do Something work day in the surrounding area. This year 1,400 of us from FCOG and nearby churches went out and did what needed to be done around the county. Jobs ranged from painting lamp posts and hydrants to weeding and cleaning up areas that had been abandoned and weakened by misuse. For Do Something, if the job required picking up glass, needles and garbage, then that’s what we did. We are at the wonderful point in Do Something where the local municipalities realize that this isn’t our one weekend a year feel-good project, but a lifestyle we’ve adapted our gifts to. The calls having been coming in all year and we’ve found people to meet every need. In some cases the needs have been noted and taken on by grade schoolers who work without the excuses adults give. There is no bragging when we look out and can attest to 50,000 hours of service given to the community over the last calendar year. If you like the idea, well then grafting a branch of the idea can be yours. Think of yourself as a Doer and then Do Something. I’m going back to having more altruistic Do Somethings on the blog, including the return of the Social Vibe bar where you can support my favorite cause, To Write Love On Her Arms. Religious, curious or just happy to be, I’ll put the First Church of God info here, so you can learn a little about Doing Something in your own life. http://www.myfirstchurch.com
First Church of God
2627 Niles Avenue
St. Joseph, MI 49085