Saturday, February 28, 2009

Donation Day 4: Refuge Radio

Positive Hit Music The Refuge is a Duluth-based radio station with translators across the midwest, including 91.5 FM in Bloomington and 106.5 FM in Elko (which also covers Northfield). They are presets #3 and 6 on my car’s radio. You can learn more about The Refuge at

Friday, February 27, 2009

Donation Day 3: is a free, nonprofit web service that connects family and friends to share information, love and support during a health crisis, treatment and recovery. You can learn more about them at

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Donation Day 2: Minnesota Teen Challenge

MN Teen Challenge is a Christ-based drug and alcohol addiction recovery center. You can learn more about their program at

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

40 Donations in 40 Days

Ash Wednesday snuck up on me this year. For a few weeks I’d pondered the idea of giving up Facebook for Lent and actually deactivating my account for these 40 days (I’ve never been one to give anything up in the past, it’s just an idea I had). But then Lent was here and I hadn’t yet posted notice on FB that I’d be turning off my account for a while, so it didn’t seem appropriate to do. I’ll endeavor to spend less time online, though, perhaps that’s worth something.

Instead, this year I’ve decided to add something to my schedule each day: I’ve felt God calling me toward donations recently, and so this Lent, each day I will donate something to a charity, church, foundation, something worthy, something God-honoring. Most of the time I suppose this will be monetary, but I know at least one day in there will be a blood donation, another will be clothing, and God may surprise me with some other random opportunities (here’s praying for that!).

Today, (Day 1), my chosen charity is the Ruth Harbor foundation in Des Moines, IA; a few weeks ago, one of their director-type people gave a short presentation at Zion Lutheran Church, where our entire Awaken cast and crew were attending that Sunday. “Ruth Harbor is a Christ-centered home for young women who are alone and facing unplanned pregnancies.” You can find out more about them from their website:

I’ve got a dozen-ish charities on my list, but I need almost 40... any suggestions you might have are very welcome!