Since it's beginning, this blog has been all about showcasing the good things, that good people are doing across my city. Today is no exception. Back in 1983, First Presbyterian Church in downtown Birmingham began giving temporary shelter and assistance to homeless women and their children in the basement of their church. Today the church in partnership with other area churches operates First Light Shelter for women and children. Countless volunteers from across this city prepare meals every day, provide overnight assistance and serve in so many other capacities for this worthwhile ministry. I've had the privilege of serving meals with members of my church, Independent Presbyterian. These women are all facing circumstances in their lives that I cannot begin to imagine, yet they are always smiling and so appreciative. First Light, a place of "community, opportunity and hope".
"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."
Note: For my Birmingham readers, there is a real need for winter coats for these ladies and their children. You may drop them off at First Light, 2100 4th Avenue North.