Greetings from 20 degree Minnesota my readers. It sounds like we’re in for nearly a foot of snow between tonight and tomorrow, and then the temps are supposed to dip below zero. Brr…
This is an uncharacteristically quick update, but I feel compelled to post about a program I heard about today called Holiday Mail for Heroes. Per the website:
“From now until December 10th you are invited to send holiday cards to our American service members, their families, and veterans all over the world. Anyone can send a card and you can send as many as you would like! Please send all cards to
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
I’m obviously slow in getting the word out because it ends today. But, this does mean you still have a few hours to write some appreciative words and get cards mailed off. If you can’t get something in the mail today, you can certainly check with local shelters, nursing homes, veterans groups, or care facilities to see if they collect holiday cards. In college, a group of girls and I made and wrote cards for a Minneapolis-based group, and they were so appreciated.
I think a kind word or note has a lot of power, and it doesn’t take a lot of time to impact someone’s day and more for the better. May God bless all of our service men, women, and their families. That’s all for now. Hope your own holiday preparations are enjoyable, low-stress and helping you focus on the true meaning of the season.
10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:10-13