Tuesday, June 3, 2008


He who sees the calamity of other people finds his own calamity light” - Arabian Proverb

If you're like me, you've been closely following the ongoing news of the recent natural disasters in China and Myanmar. You've been sending thoughts and prayers to our fellow humans on the other side of the globe. And perhaps, you've joined in with others from around the world and given more than $70 million dollars to U.S. charities aiding in the disaster relief efforts. Times like these -- September 11, the Tsunami, Katrina -- truly remind me of how small our globe really is, the connectedness of us all, and the many, many blessings I have in my own life.

But while these enormous disasters thankfully happen infrequently, the families living at Genesis Home have confronted personal disasters on a regular basis: Choosing between groceries for the week and a tank full of gas needed to get to work, past due notices from the power company in heart of a dangerous summer heat wave, gambling on how long to wait before going to the doctor since health insurance is non-existent.

Your contribution to Genesis Home helps ensure an end to these personal disasters that, while not covered on the nightly news, are just as real as the ones we hear about.