When we think about the ways that philanthropy has worked historically, what we’ve heard from and shared with young activists during the Pro-action Cafe (a community space for open conversations about the practice of resourcing girls and young feminists in crises), we have a clear conclusion: we must change how we meaningfully connect with each other if we are to build and sustain mutual trust.
In the midst of a catastrophic pandemic, compounded with multiple crises, we hold with appreciation the ways in which we began to question the structures around us which have allowed us to do the ‘impossible’ – centring trust and agility, welcoming flexibility, and decreasing what was considered a must (such as tedious applications and reports). In figuring out our new world, we have proven that we can change things for the better. What if this became the norm?
In this article, we explore various prayers for newborns and infants that you can pray in your devotional time or with others.
When a brand new baby is born into a family, it’s such a huge blessing and joy. It’s like a bright light has come into a home. These little humans can bring such a tremendous impact. It’s like what Psalms 127:3-5 says about children; that they are like arrows in the hand of a warrior and that they are blessed.
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court. – Psalm 127:3-5
Making Sense by Michael Reagan
A friend of mine from back east once told me what he said was wrong with the country.
“Readers are leaders,” he said. “Unfortunately, our leaders don’t read.”
I was reminded of that sharp-eyed observation this week after a federal judge in Florida struck down the CDC’s widely hated mask mandate for travelers.
The reaction to the mandate reversal by the pro-mask zealots and their allies in the liberal national media was hysterical, angry and predictable.
You can bet the mask worshipers are rooting for the Department of Justice’s to successfully appeal the judge’s ruling and reinstate the CDC’s rule.
Former Kentucky standout Tyrese Maxey made history tonight in Philadelphia. Making his playoff starting debut Saturday evening for the 76ers, the standout guard finished with 38 points on 14-21 shooting and 5-8 from three in a 131-111 win over Toronto.
The second-year guard scored 21 points on 7-8 shooting in the third quarter alone to help solidify the victory.
Just 21 years old, Maxey became the youngest 76er to drop 35-plus points in the playoffs. The only players in NBA history younger than Maxey to score at least 38 points in a playoff game? LeBron James and Magic Johnson. That’s it. That’s the list.
To make things even more interesting, the former Wildcat is now the first player age 21 years or younger to score 38-plus points on at least 66% shooting in an NBA playoff game.
“Honestly, I just went out there and tried my best to help my team,” Maxey said after the win. “That’s what I do every night.”
You’ve got some extra money in your pocket—maybe from tax returns, maybe a bonus windfall—and you want to use it to beautify your house. Excellent choice! Your home is one of the biggest financial investments you’ll make in your lifetime.
That said, one mistake many homeowners make is expecting their home improvement projects to return a dollar-for-dollar profit when the time comes to sell. There really isn’t any such thing as a “100%” ROI (return on investment) for your home improvement projects, although you will recoup some of that money you spent.
If you’re like most people, you spend a lot of time in your car. Unfortunately, driving can be stressful and uncomfortable, whether you’re commuting to work or running errands. A seat cushion for a car can help make your drives more comfortable and relaxing.
Something as simple as a seat cushion can make a big difference in your comfort level while driving. A good cushion will support your back and hips, helping to reduce pain and fatigue. It can also help keep you from sliding around in your seat.
If you’re looking for a seat cushion that will provide the most comfort and support, consider a few things. First, you’ll want to choose a cushion that is the right size and shape for your car. It should fit snugly against the seat to not move around.
At work one day at a local pizza shop, I saw a family with two young elementary school-aged kids that came in to get food. A few minutes later some of their relatives walked in and they all ate lunch together. When they were finished eating and saying their goodbyes the two kids were standing there with their faces in their phones instead of giving their relatives a hug and saying goodbye. That seems like an odd thing to be writing about here. Not anything earth shattering, right? But after this experience, I started thinking a lot about phones and how young kids get their first phones earlier and earlier these days.
When I was in elementary school it was rare to see a kid younger than 12 having a cell phone. Now you see kids in 2nd and 3rd grade walking around with their own phones and having all social media platforms.
Providing a transparent and seamless appraisal process is key for any mortgage lender to offer a top-tier borrower experience. The appraisal can be one of the most anxiety-inducing parts of the loan experience for borrowers, as the appraised value can seriously impact a deal. For lenders looking to retain customers for repeat purchases, nailing the handling of the appraisal upfront, both internally and externally, is paramount in instilling confidence in the borrower — especially in a competitive market.What’s holding lenders back?
The appraisal can add a layer of complexity that often results in perpetual communication between the appraiser, the appraisal desk, the processor, and the loan officer. Many lenders spend time logging in and out of an appraisal platform, manually logging information or uploading documents, and have minimal visibility into their appraisal pipeline from within their LOS.
Opened in 2020, Great Jones Distillery is Manhattan’s first and only legal distillery since Prohibition. Being so new, they aren’t yet bottling their own whiskey. Their products are currently distilled, aged, and bottled at Black Dirt distillery in upstate New York. Today we will be trying three of their whiskeys, but only the standard bourbon is widely available. The Four Grain and the Rye are distillery exclusives.
For a long time I was of the opinion that comedy is all about timing. Now I think that timing is a requirement, but it’s cruelty that matters. It’s always been about cruelty.
I should note that that’s wonderful.
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