i just have to say this and get it out there, because it’s been bugging me. i totally and completely just witnessed dog discrimination. is this possible?
anyway, rockin and rollin’ from the atx, yo. ha ha. i had lunch yesterday with a new friend, maggie, who has a very cool non-profit called discover hope, which gives micro loans to women in peru. i’m going to start volunteering with them, offering my experience in event planning and my non-experience in photography. ha!
maggie is one of the most interesting and unique people i’ve had the privilege of knowing and i admire her heart and generosity in her personal battle to end poverty and to inspire others to join her in this journey.
i knew going into our lunch that she was a very spiritual person, but i was so richly encouraged by her deep devotion to God. it’s always such a blessing when you can openly and freely talk about what God is doing in your life and the path He is leading you down. there’s just something awesome about two people, who don’t really know each other, connecting on a spiritual level, through God’s love and understanding that…from the outside you can’t understand and from the inside you can’t explain.
maggie said so many things to me that i needed to hear, that i’m sure she thought was only relating to what’s happening in her life. i think the word she used was ‘quiet-tude’, but i could have misheard. she was referring to her quiet time with God that she has every day. she told me this is where God gives her guidance and understanding and the excitement and necessity she has for this time spoke volumes to me. i have so much to still learn about my walk with God, and He used this conversation to lay some things on my heart.
she even invited me to church! how great. i don’t know if i’m going yet…there’s another place that has recently caught my eye and i am sensing long-term devotion, here, but more to come on this later.
i look forward to posting many more stories about maggie and her fervor for life, AND probably some pictures from our upcoming fundraisers.
i give you, maggs.