Monday, June 22, 2009

Jon and Kate Plus Eight Divorce

I know this seems stupid but I am so sad to hear this news. I really loved this family in the beginning and I have seen the effects of fame and fortune that has destroyed this family. I know now why God says,

"For the love of money is the root of all evil."

Many people twist these words to say that "Money is the root of all evil," and the one word in the middle, LOVE, changes the whole meaning of the verse.

Money can do great things. My sister, Joy Hester, and her husband, Josh, are the pastors at Vision Ministries ( . And they do wonderful things with money. Just this past weekend they had a huge block party where they gave away food boxes to families on the South End of Toledo, Ohio. Each and every Sunday morning they serve breakfast to anyone who comes to dine, and also on Wednesday and Monday nights. Partnered with Cedar Creek, , they are reaching many lives that would not have been reached by normal means. Many people do not feel welcome in churches during a normal service for various reason, but by providing meals for families we can minister to peoples lives who, normally, we would pass by without a glance. (If you are interested in donating to Vision Ministries or serving, visit the website or call during office hours.)

(Back to Jon and Kate Plus 8)

I have watched over the years as a loving family turned into a pawn in the hands of TLC, who dangled money in front of this families faces as if they were a Dog asking for a steak. They took a family who had been forced to rely fulling on God as their provision, and gave them the security they needed financially, but they lost their soul in process. They lost what had grounded them, their family, and their faith. Will you join me today to pray for Jon and Kate and their eight????

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