Outside the lines

Hey Everyone,

     Today I had planned to do a post about the future of transportation and such in America. But this morning I saw a tweet saying that Steven Curtis Chapman’s daughter had died. She was run over by a car in her driveway. Early reports say that it was an accident, and her older brother was driving. I feel so much pain to the Chapman family. It would be horrible to accidently kill someone in your own family. This family really needs our prayers right now.

    Steven Curtis Chapman, for those of you who don’t know, is a christian music singer. He has incredible talent. Someone  with his talent could make ka doodles of money singing. He has chosen to sing christian music, which is a much less lucrative business. The market for christian music is way smaller than that of regular music. He took a big risk choosing to sing about his God. He is a very respectable person. He has done much for families seeking to adopt children. He started an organization called Shoahannah’s Hope Ministry. It’s purpose is to help families overcome the financial barriers in adopting. 

    I will have a regular post for you tomorrow. Please keep this family in your prayers. Steven Curtis Chapman dot com . 

Gotta Go,

Ben Willis

Feed the hungry

Hey Everyone,

     I heard about this website on the Nightly News a few weeks ago. I forgot about it, but I don’t know why. It was such a great idea. I can’t believe no one has thought of this before. The website is http://www.freerice.com.

     The idea of the site is to expand your vocabulary while feeding the hungry. You answer trivia questions, and for every question you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice to hungry people around the world. It is actually really fun. They give you a word, and four possible definitions. If you choose the right one, You have donated rice to a hungry person. If you play for even just 15 minutes you can donate a lot of rice. Now I know what you’re thinking. This is a scam right? WRONG! It is very real. Now your thinking, OK so how is this possible. Right under each question is an advertisement. The companies that advertise on the site pay for the rice. Freerice is non-profit so all the advertising money is spent on rice. 

      It’s not always easy to be charitable, but this is the best way I’ve ever heard of. From here on out I will be playing this game for a few minutes everyday. I hope you will too. Catch you later.

Gotta Go,

Ben Willis