I recently came across an initiative for fathers to empower their daughters. What better way to celebrate Fathers’ Day than to recognize examples of how fathers impact the lives of their daughters? The relationship young girls have with their fathers mirrors the types of relationships they’ll have later in life with their future partners so recognizing the important role father play in raising both their sons and daughters is key.
That time of year is fast approaching. That’s right, Mother’s Day! There are 5 more days to go and if you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling to figure out the perfect gift for your mom OR preparing to drop some major hints to your significant other. Instead of the staple lunch or dinner date along with flowers or a movie and some new jewelry or a box of chocolates, what about considering a completely different type of gift. Though not tangible, experiential gifts can be memorable and just as enjoyable as any other gift. Don’t get me wrong, a box of chocolates is welcome (I’m holding out for a box of GODIVA chocolates this year!) but perhaps a different approach might be of interest, especially now that the weather’s warming up. Below are 5 experiential gift suggestions that moms will enjoy (start dropping hints and hopefully hubby and the kids will surprise you!).
Last week I was fortunate to check out an absolutely amazing concert in Hamilton at the FirstOntario Centre (formerly Copps Coliseum). OUTCRY was a collective of different church ministries (ex. Elevation Worship) and Christian artists brought together for the purpose of bringing both believers and non believers to Christ. I went to the concert not knowing quite what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was electric, you could feel the power of hundreds of people gathered together worshiping as one. FirstOntario Centre isn’t a massive venue but it was full that night (of people and the Holy Spirit). OUTCRY is touring across 15 North American cities this month and Hamilton was the only Canadian stop. Based on the success of last week’s concert, I’m sure that the remaining shows on the tour were just as fired up and moving.