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Easter Shoes

Easter shoes…love, love, love to get a shiny new pair for the occasion! Of course, I love to get a new pair for any occasion – Groundhog Day, Flag Day, National Pancake Day. If you’re a shoe girl like me, you know what I’m talking about. Put out a sign that says “Shoe Sale” and I’m there in a flash!  

When my daughter was little I loved to dress her in her Martha Miniature dress with the little bell…and, of course, the huge puffy Martha Miniature slip under it, with an Easter bonnet and always a new pair of shiny matching shoes! So cute. Ok, she still likes a new Easter dress and shoes…just a little more toned down these days. I always dressed her over the top…what can I say?!  

What is it about new shoes that make us walk with our head held higher on that first wear?  

Image by ‘Yan Boechat' from the Flickr Creative Commons

 

But some children of no shoes at all.  

Which just makes for an entire sad situation when I look in my closet and see boxes stacked high, a pair for every need…and some that I don’t even have an outfit to go with yet – like the kickin’ Ralph Lauren ivory snakeskin platform pumps that I got at a recent 75% off sale ~ a little bit of awesomeness!  

This Easter you can participate in Barefoot Sunday and share God’s message of Hope.  

In the past you may have seen Coaches Without Shoes – as basketball coaches across the country coached their games barefoot to raise awareness and monies to put shoes on children’s feet through the Samaritan’s Feet organization.  

Easter Sunday, April 4th, is Barefoot Sunday. Samaritan’s Feet is asking pastors from across the country to preach barefoot to raise awareness of the 300 million people who cannot afford even one pair of shoes to protect their feet from disease or infection.  

Image by ‘Jean-Sien Kin' from the Flickr Creative Commons

 

This non-profit organization that brings hope around the world is also asking the each congregation take up an offering –  just $10.00 will purchase, ship, and distribute a pair of shoes to a child in need.  

You may also text “shoes” to 85944 and $10.00 will be added to your cell phone bill at the end of the month which buys a pair of shoes for a child in need.  

So this Easter instead of going out and purchasing new shoes for the fam…  

…why not just get the old pair out and polish them up… and give a little bit of awesomeness to a child who has none.  

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It’s time for church and I have my phone in hand, ready to worship.

I remember when I actually had to carry a book into church to read the scripture…now I just take out my phone and use the online YouVersion of the Bible.  I take the notes on my phone and go back and forth from the web to a Word Document to take the notes…love it!

Does your church have Text Appeal? Many churches are starting to use texting technology to communicate with their congregations on announcements, prayer requests, etc. for very little money. People keep their mobile phones close so the word can get into their hands in an instant.

Christian churches nationwide are using text messaging to engage and communicate with their congregations through text to screen technology. Read more: Churches use SMS to engage congregations nationwide

So next time you walk into church don’t put that phone in your pocket…put it good use!

Technology, gotta love it.

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