Authentic Compassion

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Matthew 25:35 NIV
35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.

Here on Buhlaland we always have something to eat or drink and most strangers are welcome.
Some of our visitors aren't all that strange - but they are usually interesting at least to us!

Here is a particularly lively and charming visitor. Hollis is a handsome fellow and finds his own reflection amusing beyond all imagination! Perfect dinner guest - the people who came with him were pretty nifty too.

Then we find this critter on a huge fall Peace rose. We have lots of mantis around this year and they are welcomed visitors because of their huge appetite for all the pesky insects!

Next visitor decided she didn't want her picture taken so here she is leaping the back fence - two does come into the backyard and eat acorns. You will probably need to click on the other picture to find the deer - she is to the right a bit and barely visible but definitely there!

We love company here on Buhlaland! You never know when we get to feed an angel in disguise (somehow I don't think the mantis was one - but surely could have been an angel hiding in that little boy!)
Wish we could have visitors from Bangladesh - our boys Elius and Bipul write to us and their requests are so very small. I know most visitors to this blog are more than aware of the needs of children in poverty all around the world and our personal commitment to Compassion International. If you haven't sponsored a child yet or feel moved to spread some of the blessings you have in your life around to someone who is grateful for shoes and rice and letters from a friend in a foreign country - please click here for a child who needs YOU right now . I know times are tight financially, but what for us means not ordering a pizza this week - can for them be the literal difference between having anything to eat each day or not. We live in almost the only country where people worry about what they want to eat rather than if they will have anything to eat. What is the purpose of life? To glorify God - taking care of one of the least of these gives you far more than the $32/month in money it costs. Here on Buhlaland - that's a fact, Jack!


Brandi said...

That is the cutest picture of Hollis. I like the pictures of your other visitors too, but he is just to cute.

KathyB. said...

I hope you do not mind me posting comments on this and previous blog. First, your DH sounds very smart to Hubby knows I need to see the tasks required also. And isn't it wonderful to have husbands who do keep us in mind ( never mind that they arrange things so WE can do the work)Usually my Hubby is only helping make easier the tasks I asked him to do for me!

And thank-you for reminding me of the very little required by so many, and of the so very much we have that is unnecessary and often wasted.Children die of starvation and disease caused by malnutrition...I cannot imagine watching my child, or anyone I love die because I could not provide the very basic necessities of life!

And, Hollis is pretty cute,and obviously easily entertained ! Thank-you, KathyB.

teamwilhite said...

My favorite is the first visitor!!! Signed--Hollis' Mom

LindaSueBuhl said...

Pretty popular picture - that Hollis kid - I must agree he is a very welcome visitor!

Liz said...

This is a lovely blog, lovely thoughts. So true, thanks for reminding us.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

I just love the picture of little Hollis. We have been having a lot of praying matis's and walking sticks around her lately. I love the pictures of your trees! Have a wonderful weekend, blessings, Kathleen