Wednesday, April 7, 2010
One Day Without Shoes
The day of wearing no shoes is tomorrow. I'm going to walk to school from my house and anyone is welcome to join! We will be departing around 5:45 a.m. It will be a long day tomorrow but I'm so excited to truly experience what it's like to simply not have shoes on my feet. The whole school was in a huge hype about it today so I think the word is getting out!
Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:
- A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
- Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
- Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.
We are also going to have an ultimate frisbee game at the new Hansen Park off of Columbia Center at 6:00 if the 40 mph winds aren't making it miserable. I really hope God will decide for some nice, pleasant warm weather instead.
I went for a nice run today. It felt good to plug in the tunes and just run not worrying about anything. I practiced the guitar and piano this afternoon, did a little bit of homework, had a bowl of cereal for dinner, picked up Jay, got some gas in the truck and headed to campaigners. There were tons of people there tonight, most likely because of the Malibu fundraising meeting beforehand but it was cool to see so many people being involved and wanting to learn about Jesus.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5.
A woman's heart should be so lost in God...