We all have an afternoon and evening to plan how we’ll honor International Women’s Day (which is tomorrow). I will be doing so by meeting with women I respect and admire throughout the day then volunteering at Rahab’s Sisters in the evening. I’m going to paste rahab’s mission statement below because it is deeply inspiring to me and i hope it will be to you as well.
One of my most vivid memories from childhood took place in early 1970something when my mom schlepped my brother and I to church to help with decorations for vacation Bible school. This particular year we were told we’d be creating a street scene from ancient Jerusalem.
it’s february 14th, valentine’s day, aka one of my favorite days of the year, and i am sitting alone in a candle lit home gazing at my light box sign. on it i’ve lettered, “love is an active noun.” this is a summation of a favorite quote of mine penned by my hero/mentor/north star, mr. rogers.
it’s that time of year again when people dread the mail. the season when people migrate from their feelings of inferiority brought on by the onslaught of holiday family letters to a sense of dread regarding what they won’t receive on valentine’s day.
The holiday gift giving season is upon us. Never before have we been offered the ease of procuring whatever we want to give to whomever we want. Online retailers deliver unique items to our doorstep at all hours of the day and night with the slightest bit of effort on our part. We have access to a staggeringly expansive selection of all manner of items to give but we still often end up purchasing the most touted and “pushed to the top of our Amazon queue” items.