2015 Girls Spa Day
If you want females to
lean in and listen, say something about ways to look
good. Well, Manna of Hope Resource Center is in on
the know and offered high school girls a day of fun,
and looking good and doing good information.
Besides the snack of strawberries and chocolate
and a sub sandwich lunch, the girls bought into the
learning sessions on manicures and pedicures,
facials, and social media "how-to" session.
Gail Wooten, the nail
technician, had young and old listening intently to
health issues related to the "cures." All
participants received nail polish from the
Michelle Cleveland taught
them the importance of skincare and makeup
techniques. Then Kellise Jones, a teacher at
Westside High School informed them how to use social
edits to do homework, learn to sew, and even repair
plumbing. What a day of information.
But we know teens like to
burn up energy and did we allow them!Traci Williams,
a Zumba instructor, led them in several heartbeat-
Finally, Amber Jones, a
former news reporter, challenged the girls to dream
big, work hard, and carve out them own destiny.
We hear that they are
constantly asking about the upcoming fall event for
them. That is the best evaluation results for
Enough to Care
by Mary Whitfield
A story is told of a
seminary professor who taught a lesson on compassion
based on the parable of the Good Samaritan.
The students were very engaged in the discussion,
and seemingly grasped the deeper
reaching out to culturally, socially,
educationally, racially and economically diverse
people. They spilled out of the class full of the
confidence gained through knowledge acquisition and
further enhanced by analytic thinking. The
professor had staged individuals on the campus whose
situations resembled the plight of the robbed and
bruised man aided by the Good Samaritan. In
the students’ haste to get to the next class, the
dining hall, or back to their rooms, these staged
people were stepped over and ignored. The students
had learned the textbook lesson but were indifferent
to living what the professor so desired to
teach.Among the many things on my prayer list is a
request for help in not becoming indifferent to the
plight of people, and not to have firm answers for
the causes and results of these situations.
When that happens my heart is not allowed to sense
their humanity. My eyes see, my ears hear, and
my reasoning skills assess, but it is only when I
respond to them through the lens and earplugs of
Christ that I can be moved to do what I am
expected to do. When responding,
situations are so overwhelming until prayer is my
sole help. At other times, wise counsel is my
duty. In other instances, my finances are needed.
However, never should it be an option to lump their
issues in a big pot of “it’s their problem” stew.
Christ need did! This call to action is the reason I
pray constantly not to allow indifference to be my
response. In fact, I think it may be worse than
condemnation of people.Do you need to join me in
this prayer request.