ARE YOU READY FOR MOTHER'S DAY NEXT SUNDAY?
Mother's Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. If you are struggling to know what to buy for a significant lady in your life then come on in for a browse. Our specific gifts for Mums start at £2.50
Yesterday was 'National Chocolate Covered Nut Day'.
Need to satisfy a sweet tooth today?
Brazil nuts are ideal to eat for a quick protein boost!
You are probably aware that it is Valentine's Day today because most shops have been trying to push love and red and flowers and chocolates and teddies and cards in your face for the last month or so. However, had you remembered that Lent starts today? The 40 day count down to Easter begins today. Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. If you are looking for something to read during this time then check out this book:
The choice of fair trade and ethically-produced goods has increased over the past years. Previously, people had to seek out fair trade goods and pay much higher prices. Today, companies have responded to the needs of the workers and desires of the consumers. Choosing fair trade and ethical products has become much easier - whether it be food, drink or clothes. We can feel that we are doing our bit and making a difference, but is it enough? Using our money to buy goods that support the fair treatment of those who make the goods is important. But, let's not become complacent and start believing this is enough. There is always more we can do to support others. We can speak out for the oppressed and fight for their cause. We can write to governments, asking for change. We can write to shops, commending them for the number of ethically-produced products they sell or requesting that they stock more. We can research the conditions of the workers and use the information to encourage others to support fair trade.
What ways can you further seek justice for the oppressed?
Where can you speak out against injustice?
- Pam and Marian run Kingdom Krafts & Beacon Books in Llandudno, North Wales. We are passionate about helping people out of poverty and spreading Christian resources.
'And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.' - Micah 6:8, NIV
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- SOPHIE xx