Thursday, December 22, 2011


True, it's not snowing and I don't even own that particular spigot anymore, but it called to me from the archives. It was befitting the day, somehow.

We met the goal, friends. We exceeded the goal. Because we were willing to take a risk, make a sacrifice, an entire village will be given fresh, life-giving water. That is big.

I remember the night I dreamed this up. I set the goal at $4,000 and it seemed embarrassingly big and presumptuous. Then God made Himself clear to me - it was time to go all-in. $10k. I scarcely slept a wink that night. It was too much. I'd feel so dumb when no one came along. All the while, the loop played, "Ask for something big. Let God make Himself known in a big way."

I figured, okay, if it takes an entire year, it takes an entire year. One way or another, by hook or by crook, we'll raise the cash.

So here we are, three days before Christmas.

I woke up and saw the total and cried. And the money kept coming in, so I cried some more. This thing, it's not about me. Or you. God gave us an opportunity and we held our hands open, ready to receive, ready to be a part of the best gift of the season.

You prayed, you shared, you gave. You said yes. That's the voice. That voice that you heard, the one who prompted you to act, is the very same voice telling you about that other thing. You know the one. You're saying it's too big, too much. You're saying you're not enough. The good news is, you're really not. So there, the pressure's off. But haven't we seen today how incredible it is when our Creator shows up and saves? Don't we know by now that being used by Him is the best gift imaginable?

Say yes.

So we keep praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. - 2 Thessalonians 1:11

I love you. I really do. You show me that I'm not alone, that I'm not as crazy as I often feel. You help make sense of this heart of mine.

Thank you from the bottom up,

*There's still time to get in on the action. Why not start a second well? Why the heck not.