I have officially discovered the first peril of having a smart phone. Okay, maybe “peril” is kind of a strong word, haha! But I have realized one big thing that has changed in the past month. I microblog now. I’m far more present on Instagram than I am here. I haven’t written here about Christmas parades or dinners with friends or the details of what we’ve been up to. I’m looking at my blog and I’m seeing big gaps of things I’ve left out this past month because I posted one photo and a short caption to Instagram instead. That’s not me. I mean, yes, I am loving constant Insta-access, but I know that someday later I’ll look back and be sad that I didn’t record more of the details in my blog. So I’m definitely going to try to be better about that. 🙂 Beginning… NOW!
Saturday morning Christopher and I went to St. Anne’s Catholic church in midtown Memphis to be part of the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas basket giveaway.
Do you guys remember earlier this year when I mentioned that Christopher and I are involved with an organization (CSTL) here in Memphis that helps bring women out of sex trafficking? Well, a Memphian named Jessica was reading my blog for local restaurant reviews and saw that post as well. She got in touch with the lady in charge and then contacted me as well. We went out for sushi and bonded over our love for Jesus, good food, and serving others. Jessica wanted to get involved with the ladies from CSTL and the way she found to do that was to have them help with a holy card project which you can see below:
Not only did the ladies work hard to create all of these (over 100 of them!), they also came to the giveaway and handed them out to the people who were receiving food. The lady who began CSTL (which stands for Community of St Theresa of Lisieux) is not a Catholic, but she was inspired by the stories of St Theresa of Lisieux. It’s amazing how the stories of other people who loved Jesus can inspire us as well.
Jessica was kind enough to invite Christopher and I to be a part of this because she knew of our love for the city of Memphis, for our passion to help out with CSTL, and for our desire to serve.
I’m guessing most of you guys know that Christopher are protestant Christians and not Catholic, but when it comes to serving the least of these – you’ll find us rolling up our sleeves beside anyone else serving in the name of Jesus. 🙂
Have you ever done something like this? This was our first year to do a Christmas one! 🙂
Do you find yourself microblogging on social media instead of writing full blog posts?