I’ve got some great things for you today…
First a special invite to spend an evening together and share a meal with myself and my family. We have joined forces with Captain Montague’s Bed and Breakfast and Love Runners for a great meal and a great cause! Join us for a traditional low country boil (that means crab legs, boiled shrimp, redskin potatoes, and corn on the cob-YUM!) live music, and lots of fun. I would love to have some of the Run and Be Still family there to celebrate with! There are a limited number of tickets available. Get the details or purchase tickets for $30 at the Do Good Studio.
100% of the proceeds are being used to fill the needs of the children at Casa Bernabé orphanage in Guatemala. Casa Bernabé Ministries is changing the way vulnerable children are handled in Guatemala. Most children have come from broken homes, and are victims of abandonment, neglect or abuse. Casa Bernabé has the ability to provide care for up to 150 children. We are hoping to supply each child with a backpack, school supplies, and a pair of school shoes.
Learn more about Casa Bernabé, their mission, our involvement, and how you can help at Love Runners.
Secondly, I have been reading a phenomenal, and timely, new book, Doing Good Is Simple by Chris Marlow, founder of Help One Now. My copy is all marked up and colored in; there are so many ideas, quote-ables, and amen moments throughout it!
Here’s the party line for the book…We all want to do good, but often, we can be overwhelmed by our busy schedules, family commitments, and the feeling that we might not be making much of an impact anyway.
In Doing Good Is Simple, Chris Marlow gently challenges us with grace and humor to realize that we are both called and equipped to make a difference in the world and reminds us that doing good can be simple!
Here’s my take…This isn’t about religion, it’s about being a disciple. It’s about how the Good News can look like clean water, a hot meal, or a warm blanket. It’s about how we can live on mission right where we are. It’s about how ordinary is becoming the new radical. It’s about how Christians should be know for what we stand for, love, compassion, and justice, not what we stand against. Hope matters. People matter. Simple doesn’t mean easy. Simple means we remove distractions and focus on making an impact. It doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to be complicated. We just need to begin taking steps in compassion, filled with grace, offering dignity. Loving our neighbor will always cost us something. However, it will always give us something far better in return: a deep sense of worth.
As part of the launch team for the book I have some special things to offer to my tribe. The book launches August 2 and if you pre-order through the following link you will get treated to all of these goodies! No matter where you are in your journey, I would wholeheartedly recommend this book! I say that, not because I have to, I wouldn’t recommend a book I didn’t like and no one has time in their busy schedules to read a bad book. I recommend dedicating some time to this book because its message is a huge catalyst for change in a world that so needs it right now.
“Doing good is simple, but it is also significant.” Chris Marlow Pre-Order your copy now.
Finally, we are just days away from Christmas in July, and I am feeling a little festive . My gift to all of you is free shipping on everything over at The Do Good Studio. Let’s spread a little July-Christmas cheer with some gifts we can feel good about! There are some great new items available. Use the code RUNANDBESTILL and get free shipping on everything you order through 7/26/2016! Happy Holidays!!
Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” Please, if you are in the area, August 12, let’s get together, share life, enjoy a meal and do some good.
Together, with one small act, we can make a huge impact!