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what is worth fighting for?

Part of my first project with 1st World Possibilities was giving away guest blog posts for donating a certain amount. So! My friend, and world race squadmate, Laura Quam is going to be sharing with you what her passion in life is. ________________________________ What is worth fighting for? For you it may be a marriage, a relationship, a calling, your child, your passions, your life battling a deadly disease, an adoption process. For me in my life I know that I'm called to fight for orphans specifically because if I don't fight for orphans then who will? If I don't fight for orphans right now, then when? An orphan is worth fighting for. Not only because they are abandoned  by…

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how to be fireproof

“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have: Jesus Christ. Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials -gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgement day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.” 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 I’m not much to begin a piece with quoting scripture, but this has been so heavily ringing…

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Living with the Accountability We Hate

“OMG You’re like my bff!” No, you’re not, you silly drunk girl I ran into last night at karaoke night. I am not your bff, and you are certainly not mine. That role has been filled since 2010 since when I sat down in Panera Bread for breakfast with the man who would become my best friend, Joey. He has seen me through my ups and downs, great days and bad days, through my insanely stupid drunken nights and my struggle to sobriety. He knows me, inside and out. He mourns my losses with me and celebrates each victory, usually right up at the front lines with me. He is the Jonathan to my David, the Ruth to my Naomi…