I laughed so hard I cried today, for a solid two minutes, and I’m so sad that there’s no possible way to explain why it was so exceedingly funny without you knowing the kid at the heart of it.
This job though. The best.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Happy Birthday, W.E.B. Du Bois, born 23 February 1868, died 27 August 1963
Whenever your heart starts to be anxious about the future, preach to your heart and say, ‘Heart, who do you think you are to be afraid of the future and nullify the promise of God? No, heart, I will not exalt myself with anxiety. I will humble myself in peace and joy as I trust this precious and great promise of God—He cares for me.’
God is constantly trying to plant new seeds of victory on the inside of us. He’s trying to increase us. He’s trying to enlarge our vision. He wants to take us to new levels of victory. But before we see a harvest, the seed has to take root. We have to conceive it before we are going to receive it.
We must examine our thought life. What are we allowing to take root? Are God’s seeds of life growing in our heart and mind, or are we nurturing seeds of defeat and despair? The good news is that we can change our thoughts right now, this very moment, and begin to dwell on God’s promises and His goodness. Let His good seeds take root in our mind and heart. It won’t be long before we’ll see that harvest of blessing come forth in every area of our life!
I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses. To sit alone without any electric light is curiously creative. I have my best ideas at dawn or at nightfall, but not if I switch on the lights – then I start thinking about projects, deadlines, demands, and the shadows and shapes of the house become objects, not suggestions, things that need to done, not a background to thought.
- globally, 77,600,000 girls do not attend school
- there are 33,000,000 fewer girls than boys in primary education
- girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children
- a girl with 7 years of schooling in the developing world will have 2.2 fewer children
- a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
- two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of illiterate youth, are female
- literate mothers are twice as likely to immunize their children and send them to school
- a girl who completes basic education is 3 times less likely to contract HIV
- a girl earns 20% more as an adult for every additional year of education she receives
- a nation’s GDP rises an average of 3% when 10% more its girls attend school
- less than 2% of international development funds are specifically allocated to girls
- school is not free in over 50 countries
photos: (1) malala yousafza before addressing the un; (2) joey l. of a school for the hamar tribe in ethiopia; (3) beawiharta in jakarta of students who risk life crossing a collpased bridge to get to school; (4) muhammed muheisen in pakistan; (5) altaf gadri of an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; (6) paula bronstein of burmese refugees in thailand at a school in their refugee camp; (7) noah seelam in hyderabad, india; (8) per anders pettersson, uganda; (9) lana slezic in afghanistan; (10) roberto schmidt in afghanistan, where acid attacks and poisoning of water by the taliban is on the increase at schools for girls
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