my friend anne jackson (http://www.flowerdust.net) inspired me to join up with a number of other bloggers to do the blood:water mission water challenge.
40 days, no coffee, no juice, no soda.
and after the forty days, you donate everything you would have spent at starbucks to the clean water initiative in africa. its a pretty neat program. i am already feeling the discomfort of not being able to drink coffee. i am pretty much addicted to starbucks caramel frappachinos, and during finals week, i generally drink so many that it probably starts running through my veins.
this is my first finals week with no coffee. and i confess..its not going so well.
i woke up all frantic, trying to make deadlines and do an interview and cram in studying for my final exam ( a 69 question, short essay exam), all the while choosing music to choreograph my final ballet dance to. all i could think was "caffeine, caffeine, caffeine!" and i got....water.
i will be blogging over the fourty days about what God is showing me in this time, where i truly want to wait and watch to see what He is doing.
alot of people have asked why im doing this.
because i want to let me actions speak louder than my words for once.
i want to be genuinely in tune to what God is teaching me, and i want to appreciate how blessed i am, in my easy, comfy life. i dont walk five miles for water. i dont wake up every morning wondering how i will eat today.
i dont ever not have water.
i can drink it, totally easily for 40 days. i hope i am moved to a greater level of compassion.
you can read more at www.bloodwatermission.com