Pastoral Musings from Rain City

it's about 'what is church?' it's about whether 'emergent' is the latest Christian trend or something more substantial. it's musing on what it means to live faithfully...in the city, in America, in community, intergenerationally, at this time in history...

Monday, November 05, 2007

An easy way to give away rice...

Just answer the vocabulary question(s) on this web site and for every correct answer the sponsors will donate 10 grains of rice to world hunger solutions. Sounds insignificant? On day 1 - October 7, 830 grains were donated. But people have been spreading the word so that by October 15th we were at about 6.5 million, and by last Thursday, 537,163,380 grains. If you both drop a hundred or a thousand grains into the pot and tell three or four people... well, you know how it works!

While you're at it, read a little of a great interview with actor Don Cheadle here. If you don't hit the link on the day this is posted, you might need to do a search on the Seattle Times web site to get to the article. Enjoy!

3 Comments:

At 5/11/07 15:38, Anonymous donte said...

Thanks for that! I don't have the best vocab, but I was able to make a decent contribution. And thanks for the Cheadle interview too. In our conversations about reconciliation we often talk about 'catalytic moments'; those events that make it impossible for us to go on living and thinking the way we once did.

That rarely happens through cerebral exercises, such as reading books or small group discussions. Those moments seem to occur most often when we move outside of our comfort zones, act, and participate. Our lives (and then our world) can only be transformed when we open ourselves to receive it.

 
At 5/11/07 16:40, Blogger Kristi said...

That's a fun game! Good to feel validated for something that I would gladly spend lots of time on, anyway. Hooray for vocabulary!

 
At 8/11/07 08:31, Blogger Deborah said...

Help! I'm addicted! I want the board game version of this!

 

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