Monday, April 4, 2011

A Day Without Shoes, April 5th, 2011

With Compassion Sunday only one week away, I am frantically trying to edit together my video presentation (using a program I've never used before!) and, I admit, I was feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed.

Then I read this article, and it made me smile.

Because this is so much bigger than me. It makes me smile to know that there are millions of people out there praying, supporting, blogging, photographing, singing, podcasting, and talking about the amazing work that Compassion International does.

It makes me smile to know that I am part of such a dedicated, talented, and creative family.

To prove that, I wanted to share a professional video :) about TOMS Shoes' One Day Without Shoes event taking place across the world TOMORROW, April 5th. If you'd like to participate, read more about this event, or find out more about TOMS, visit or you find them on facebook or twitter.

In case that's just not enough for you, you can also download the One Day Without Shoes mobile app, share photos of you going without shoes on the vwall, or keep up on twitter with the hashtag: #onedaywithoutshoes.


  1. My daughters and I did a shoeless walk around our neighborhood, although it was for a different (yet similar) reason.

    Isabel Jones turned 12 on April 2nd and declared her birthday as "International Make a Happy Foot Day". She is the founder of Shoes for Kids ( and collects shoes for kids all over the world. Her parents both work for Compassion and take these shoes when they travel.

    Currently our homeschool co-op is doing a shoe drive. We are in Portland and they are in Vancouver, so it makes the deliver very easy!

  2. That's awesome! I love hearing stories kids and young people taking on these causes.

    "Let no one despise your youth but be an example to believers!"

    Jill, we're in the same Compassion Region, aren't we? Were you able to meet with Rick when he came to Portland?