Directed by Head Coach Bob Babb, the members of Johns Hopkins’ men’s baseball team have become angels in our outfield. Indeed, they have made volunteering in the community an integral part of their training regimen.
Our hearts ache for Houston — and for all the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. We always look for the helpers, as Mister Rogers so sweetly advised, when catastrophes hit. But today, in addition to your prayers, be a helper yourself!
The 325 square foot home was gift enough for the Hernandez family. Kensington Community Church in San Diego partnered with the nonprofit Casas de Luz (Houses of Light) to build the new home for them in a colonia outside Tijuana, Mexico.
Yes, HOWEVER, there’s more to the story. A comprehensive Harvard study found that on average, healthier eating costs $1.50 more per day more than less nutritious choices. Indeed, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts is $550 more per year than a diet reliant on, for example, processed foods, meats, and refined grains. While the added expense is less than most of us would guess, it can be burdensome for families and folks on fixed incomes.
Firefighters save countless numbers of people across the world and put their lives at risk each time they respond to a call. And in many communities, up to 56 percent of firefighting personnel are volunteers. Let’s show them our appreciation by dropping off an easy-to-make container of soup, a batch of cookies, or a delicious casserole.
How many individuals grace your day with their help and service? Maybe it starts with a bus driver, a crossing guard, or a barista. By midday, you may have crossed paths with dozens of helpers. The security at your office building, the mall, or at the bank. An administrative person at work or at the kids’ school. The sales clerks, the custodians, maintenance workers, or the grounds crew.
It’s the month of love. And Valentine’s week is also Random Acts of Kindess Week (Feb. 12 – 18). There are so many people you encounter everyday who could use your gifts of love and kindness. That’s why we are devoting ourselves to serving the servant.