Monday, February 13, 2012

A Call to Help.

My dear friend, Kate Berreth's, parents (Al & Karin Livermore) lost their home (her childhood home) this past weekend in a house fire. Literally, everything is gone. The insurance they had on their home will barely be enough to rebuild the home.

I know that many of you do not know these friends of ours, but, I'm asking that you help, if you can, in one or more small ways:

---Prayers. A prayer is an easy, simple, but overwhelming powerful way to reach out to someone in need, because God's right there with you as your'e doing it. It takes only a few seconds if you're in a hurry. Please, please, please pray for the family as they struggle through this difficult time.

---If you're in or near the Canby, MN area, there is a benefit and silent auction being held THIS WEEKEND. It's Saturday, February 18, from 12pm - 4pm at the Canby High School Cafeteria. There will be a whopper feed, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale. (

---If you are in the area or able to mail a donation (I believe I can get you the address) to the Silent Auction, donations can be dropped off at the Canby Cenex with Jacquelyn Kollar.

---Monetary donations are being accepted. Whether it's a simple $1 donation, or more, it can be mailed to one of the following locations:

Canby Credit Union


1003 Saint Olaf Avenue, PO Box 38

Canby, MN 56220

DNB National Bank


First Avenue, PO Box 10

Gary, SD 57237

---If you are not in the area, nor feel comfortable mailing in a donation, it can be sent, simply, via paypal to Again, even a simple $1 donation helps! Because I am unable to attend the benefit, though I wish that I could, this is the option I chose to help support the family.

---Or... if you like to shop, here's a fun option that a friend of theirs set up. All of her commission will be donated to Al & Karin. It's a Thirty-One "party." (

Kate, as I said, is a dear friend to me. She's been such a support in many of my struggles, all the way back to when I met her, as her college freshmen RA at SMSU. She's got one of the biggest hearts I know. Her husband and parents are the same way. They've all been through quite a bit these last few months, and this complete, total loss of a family home... I can't even imagine.

I cannot imagine owning a home, and coming back to find yourself not only homeless, but without ANYTHING you cherished or owned. I can't imagine seeing all of your memories burned to the ground. Nothing left. I can't imagine not getting to say goodbye to all of it. It's one thing to make a choice to leave a home and memories behind. It's a completely different catastrophe to have everything lost in minutes, and not being able to stop it from happening. I know I would be completely devastated.

So, dear friends of mine, if you can find it in you, or find a way, please, please, help in some way.

Thank you, and God Bless.

Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

Christ Has No Body

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

1 comment:

  1. Nicole... I am sitting here bawling.. I never saw that you posted this. Things have just been SO crazy it somehow slipped by me. I love you. So very much. Thank you so much.. I know it's overdue as this was a while ago.. but thank you.. from the bottom of my heart.