June 29, 2011

Girls for a Change...

The following is a post sponsored by Yahoo! Every time someone clicks here to make Yahoo! their homepage, they're showing their support for Girls For A Change.

I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

Girls for a Change is an awesome non-profit organization that “empowers girls to create social change [by] invit[ing] young women to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods” (GFC). Women volunteers work with young girls to bring these service projects to life. In working together, the women and girls are equally blessed by inspiring each other to change their surroundings for the better.

You can also inspire change in those around you, as well as in the lives of young girls.  Yahoo! will donate $10 to Girls For A Change (GFC) for each person who clicks here to make Yahoo! her homepage by July 1...up to an amazing $10,000!  I hope you’ll be one of the 1,000 people willing to make a change worth $10,000 to this fantastic cause.

Inspiration and life-changing actions and behaviors come in many forms. I am inspired by military wives of faith. These women are an incredible species who tend to serve in unnoticed ways. She loves her God, husband, and children and consistently puts her faith and family before all else. She loves the other wives around her, offering help, support, and encouragement when it is most needed. She is a loyal friend who demonstrates what true friendships are all about. She offers at least a smile to all others she encounters in her life. I have seen these women hold doors for moms struggling with strollers, give a compassionate smile to the fresh-out-of-high-school enlisted kid, and ask how a flustered cashier's day has been.

These are fierce women, who, by the world’s standards, might not be changing the world in drastic ways. But they have inspired me to continue trying to be a Godly woman, wife, and mom. Isn’t that why Christians are here—to show Jesus’ love in all facets of our lives? They are truly doing the Lord’s work and are certainly changing the world as they go from duty station to duty station.

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