Sunday, March 13, 2011

feeling helpless

Watching images of destruction in Japan these last couple of days. Of course my heart is broken. The devastation just seems so vast and totally overwhelming. What do we say? What do we do? Looking on those effected with so much sympathy. But the desire to help seems almost immediately impeded by the question - where do we begin? Villages, roads... even livelihoods that took years to build - just gone.

Many of us are not in a postion to physically sort through rubble or tend to the wounded and distressed. But I hope we will all do what we can. My plan is to pray for the people of Japan and give to humanitarian causes. The Red Cross is trustworthy and always there in times of need.

If you're interested in helping out, you can donate $10 to the Red Cross Japanese disaster relief fund by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or click here to find out more ways to give.

~Healing and blessing to Japan~


  1. Hearing some amazing statistics from the USGS that really puts the magnitude of the quake into perspective.

    "Earth's axis has reportedly shifted ten inches as a result of the quake, and Japan's coast is said to have permanently shifted 2.4 metres...
    The quake was 900 times stronger than the quake that hammered San Francisco in 1989...
    100+ aftershocks have rated 5.0 magnitude or more in Japan since the initial shake."

    ...Shifted the earth's axis... what a trip.

  2. Praying for the precious people of Japan who are so strong, yet hurting beyond comprehension...we are so fortunate. Sad that it takes a worldly disaster to help us to realize just how blessed we truly are...

  3. It seems unreal. Nice to see the world come together to help though.

  4. This is interesting - a Crisis update center at Google:


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