“U.S. State Department, recognized eight incredible women from around the world, fighting, despite death threats and political intimidation, for social justice and human rights. ” They each received an award for Ibeing nternational Women of Courage.
“To accomplish great things, we must
not only act, but also dream, not
only plan, but also believe.”
– Anatole France
Did you mark calendars yesterday? I will now make note of this momentous day-March 11, 2009! If you were like me and unable to watch your favorite news program or catch a news blog because you were busily tackling your daily assignments; in case you missed it, a spiritual and natural phenomenon was in motion in the Nation’s Capital. The White House was buzzing yesterday! Love, redemption and reconciliation were the order of the day! The wellbeing of women and girls was the focus! President Obama signed an executive order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Sojourner Truth said, “Ain’t I a woman too!”
Sojourner’s convicting spirit must have been felt passionately by the Obama’s!
Once again, our President Barak Obama and First Lady Michele Obama have bulldozed through another mountain of social ills. The mountain of adversity and prejudice that many women struggle daily to climb is being systematically being eroded. And I say, “Bravo!” it’s time to globaly impact women’s lives for the better!
It’s exciting to say the least that our White House is prioritizing better economic and social treatment for women and girls. This is not just a typical lip service and a photo opportunity! I believe this is bigger than we know.
I contend when woman have the social safeguards and offerings of improved opportunities; their lifestyles and lively hoods reflect their true worth! Their families and their legacy are spiritually rich and ultimately they prosper. The possibility change from dismal to bright! Women around the world can look forward to better days! I am encouraged with this lively hope!
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
Thank you President Obama for the establishment of the White House Council on Women and Girls and also honoring with the U.S. State Department, International Women of Courage. It was a blockbuster day! Yes indeed, you are accomplishing great things, keep letting your inner divine light, God’s love and your humanity shine! You make us proud!
Learn more about this exhilarating day on Obama Watch from Essence Magazine’s reporter, Cynthia Gordy. We appreciate a job well done, Ms. Gordy!
Joyfully Submitted by:
Linda Mose Meadows, Author
The Blessedness of Believing
A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises