• Father Lance W. Harlow

Out With The Old

(Guest blog by Laura Duquette)


Almost every one of us is familiar with the saying: "Out with the old, in with the new." While the expression can be used in various contexts, I grew up hearing this saying every year when it was time for spring cleaning! Surely those of us who have lived in climates with four seasons can relate. I have vivid memories of going through clothing and digging into closets and discarding things unwanted or unused or clothing that didn't fit right or had gotten too small, all in an effort to make room for "the new". This idea of "out with the old, in with the new" can also be applied to mindsets or attitudes. Often people make resolutions in the New Year, but spring is also a time when we feel renewed and energized. Many people are looking to make positive changes now. This spring I'm thinking about the children at the Kurn Hattin Homes and how by supporting them through the St Nicholas Project we help them experience this "newness" of life.

For the boys and girls there, "out with the old".... is the removal of instability, fear, loneliness and despair from their lives. "In with the new"... points to bringing in stability, peace, happiness and hope. When we support Kurn Hattin through the St Nicholas Project, we help remove those negative barriers from the children's lives in order to make room for many positive experiences. How great is that?? The best news is that Kurn Hattin not only works to improve the lives of children in the springtime, but ALL the time. That means that your support is welcome--all the time! Maybe you've been a longtime supporter; and if so, you are greatly appreciated!

Or, maybe you've decided it's time to do something new. Maybe it's time for you to jump in and help the children with your first donation ever. Maybe as you "bring in the new" in this season of your own life, you'll consider making a donation to Kurn Hattin Homes, too! We would love for you to join The St Nicholas Project family!!

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