Occasionally I take a walk in the Maplewood Mall on a Saturday afternoon, which is not my usual time for taking a walk. My favorite time to walk or run is in the morning. Taking a walk the Saturday before or after school is finished reveals some real changes.
Living in this part of the country and the earth is kind of special. The variety of winter, spring, summer and fall gives us a variety of seasons to enjoy. Each of us has reasons to enjoy some more than others. These reasons can certainly change, as we grow older.
The public is invited to “My Neighbor is Muslim: Exploring the Muslim Faith,” a four-week speaker series held Sundays April 17 through May 8, from 10:45 a.m. to noon at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi.
We live one day at a time. Every day as we read the daily paper, we likely read some new news. One day last week several articles on the front page of the newspaper caught my attention. Some were a repeat of past days; others were new to me. All or at least much of life is that way. We certainly do not know what April will bring. Everyday is like that.
Some parts of our daily living schedules change little with the changing seasons. Other parts change considerably from one season to the next. Some areas should change; others probably should not. Then there are those hard to make decisions. Prayer gives us insight.
A “Requiem by Mark Hayes” concert will be performed by the First Covenant Church of St. Paul Choir and Orchestra on Good Friday, March, 25, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1280 Arcade St., St. Paul.
A group of volunteers met last year at the Maple Grove Government Center to cut, sew and put together colorful feminine hygiene kits for girls in Third World countries to help them manage their periods. (submitted photo)
North Hts. Lutheran joins global effort
In American stores, girls and women may find an entire aisle of feminine hygiene products for managing their menstrual cycles so they can continue going to school, working or doing sports. They wouldn’t accept anything less.
But in remote areas of developing world, girls are often shunned, forced to miss school when they are menstruating.
Sometimes they skip food and water, because they have to sit apart from others on cardboard or moss for a few days or they may use leaves, corn husks, mattress stuffing, newspapers or cow dung to manage their periods. They often get vaginal infections.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Roseville is offering education opportunities for adults in March. All sessions are free of charge and begin at 10 a.m. The church is located at 1660 West County Road B.