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Fact of the month!

What is Lent? Lent is the period of 40 days, leading up to Easter every year. Lent is the time of year, we observe; to remember, concentrate, and reflect on what Easter is truly about. Of course, Easter is always observed on a Sunday each year; and is celebrated globally, as the day The Christ was resurrected from the grave, then went before several people he knew; before he was crucified. After being seen by several witnesses, Jesus was then raptured up; alive, to heaven.

 Why is Lent so important?
Lent reminds us of the life, and ministry work, Jesus did during his original lifetime. Lent, reminds us of the sacrifice Jesus made for mankind, when he died on the cross during his crucifixion, for the remission, and forgiveness of all mankind's sins. Lent, helps us, to focus on what is important about Easter; and helps us to keep our own thoughts, hearts, and minds, on less of the commercialized ideas of the Easter Bunny; and direct our own hearts, to that of the love of God The Father, and the sacrifice of The Son, Jesus Christ. Lent 2021, is observed this year from February 17, 2021 to April 3, 2021, followed immediately by Easter Sunday; celebrated on April 4, 2021. Our recommendations for Lent, are the same as they are, for every part of the year. 

1) Keep The Lord of Host in your thoughts as regularly as possible, for God so loved the world; he gave his only begotten son. 

2) Fast for clarity and healing. Your fast may be a full or partial fast. 
(Full Fast - No eating or drinking for 12 to 24 hours. Partial Fast - Give up, or abstain from; one item you love or like to eat, for the full 40 days of Lent, such as meat. Instead of eating meat; eat fish, fruits, veggies, and grains for the time of your fast.) 

3) Focus on the truth of things, and not the commercialized ideas of the holiday season. Also, remember; do not become a nut or zealot. It is more than ok, to gather with church members, friends, and family; to celebrate throughout the holiday season. 

Happy Lent, and Easter Season 2021. 

The Shoes Saves Foundation 



Fact of the month!

Where on earth did Valentine's Day come from? As history records, Valentine's Day, began as the Feast of Saint Valentine, as a day of celebrating and honoring two Christian martyrs. As the story goes, early Christians had undeniable faith, and would often lay down their own lives to promote Christianity throughout the ancient world. Saint Valentine was one of these people. He was said to have cured, the blindness of his employer's daughter, and as a result; converted his employer's entire family to Christianity. Unfortunately, the government found out about the mass conversion, and killed the whole family, who had been converted, and then beheaded Saint Valentine; for having done such a public conversion.

  Historians have gone back and forth over the years, as to why in today's society we associate flowers, candy, and love with Valentine's Day; since it has such a gruesome beginning. Some argue, love has no bounds, since Christ shed his blood on the cross for mankind; others say, it's a symbolism for the persistent unwavering desire to see your loved ones develop a better relationship with God, as in the same way a loyal husband or wife, would not give up on their own spouses improvement in any area of improvement. Whatever the reason, we celebrate Valentine's Day at this time in history, I'm glad we do. It's just such a pleasant day most years, and all in all, people typically are in a good mood that day. Not to mention, it's a great time for the economy, usually boosting things at that time of year.  

Praise The Lord



Fact of the month!

What are the health benefits of coffee? Most people see coffee, as a an additive substance; many drink in the morning, or throughout various times of the day. However, coffee has many health benefits. Coffee is fortified in several nutrients, such as Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Riboflavin/B2, Niacin/B3, and Pantothenic/B5. Coffee is also very low in Sodium, as well. Additionally, coffee has several natural health benefits, such as; serving as a natural diuretic. Coffee also, can be used, for antioxidants, as a fat burner, an energy booster/making one less tired, as a means to lower Type 2 Diabetes, to protect from Alzheimer’s disease, to lower the risk of Parkinson's disease, protection for the liver, to fight depression, to lower the risk of certain types of cancer, to lower the risk of stroke, to overall help a person live a longer life, and finally, to overall improve physical performance throughout the day. The bible puts it like this, beans are fit for a king, as King David, was presented with beans and other foods while in the wilderness, according to II Samuel, 17:27-29. Of course, coffee always starts out as a bean.  

II Samuel, 17:27-29
“When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Makir son of Ammiel from Lo Debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim brought bedding and bowls and articles of pottery. They also brought wheat and barley, flour and roasted grain, beans and lentils, honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from cows’ milk for David and his people to eat. For they said, “The people have become exhausted and hungry and thirsty in the wilderness.”

Praise The Lord.


Fact of the month!

Why do we sing "Let all acquaintance be forgot", at midnight on new years eve? Traditionally, the lyrics are meant to bring, and end to the year at the stroke of midnight. The song that I'm referring to, is called "For auld lang syne", which loosely translated means, "For the sake of old times". Interestingly enough, this tune started out as an poem, written by a Scottish poet, named Robert Burns, in 1788. Shortly after that, the poem was set to music, based on a old folk song called, Roud # 6294. For all you traditional new years, and new years eve celebrators, here are the lyrics: 
Should old acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And long, long ago. 

And for long, long ago, my dear
For long, long ago.
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
For long, long ago.
And surely youll buy your pint-jug!
And surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup of kindness yet
For long, long ago. 

We two have run about the hills
And pulled the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered manys the weary foot
Since long, long ago. 

We two have paddled in the stream,
From morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
Since long, long ago. 

And there’s a hand, my trusty friend!
And give us a hand of yours!
And we’ll take a deep draught of good-will
For long, long ago.

Praise The Lord, and happy new year.


Fact of the month!
​The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in the year 1621. Most of us have been taught, the first Thanksgiving consisted of a wonderful group of people gathered together to eat turkey; but the true meaning of the first Thanksgiving deals with survival, peace, and tolerance. In 1621, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated, after a group of English Protestants (also known as the Puritans), who relocated to Holland (12 years before) in search of religious freedom, decided to relocate again, now to the new world; or what is today, The United States of America. The settlers arrived at Cape Cod in 1620, where they met, and lived alongside of The Native Americans (The Wampanoag Tribe). The Native Americans taught The Settlers how to plant corn, squash, and tend their fields. The Settlers and the Native Americans then created treaties to protect themselves from other warring tribes. In the fall of 1621 The Settlers and the Native Americans, had a three-day feast, and that event became the first Thanksgiving. 

Happy Thanksgiving 2020



Fact of the month!

Jesus Christ of Nazareth, was crucified in the year 46 C.E.

This is now 2020 A.D. What is the difference between A.D and C.E. ?  

C.E. means the Common Era, and A.D. means Anno Domini, or the year of Our Lord/The Lord (referring to the birth year of Jesus Christ). A.D. is how we speak about calendar time; or calendar years, at this time in history, and C.E. is more of how people of Jesus's day; spoke of time. Also, don't forget the term B.C.
B.C. means Before Christ, or before Jesus was born.

Final Note: How did I, The Good Reverend Joi Karla Hubert, make the determination of when Jesus was crucified, the answer is simple; I used a method of research that I created and developed, called RCR. Read, Comprehend, and Retain, or The Hubert RCR method. Research tells us that The apostle Paul went to Corinth, Greece in 51 C.E.  

This trip, which Paul took; which lead to the writing of the Biblical Book of Corinthians 1 and 2, took place approximately 6 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. See, information is easy to come by; when using the Hubert RCR method.

Praise The Lord.

Reverend Joi Karla HubertA Special Thanks To The Osborn Community Garden Staff    

Thanks, to all those who work on our community garden, you are greatly appreciated. 

The Shoes Saves Foundation Management and Staff                           ************************************************************

Acknowledgments and Special Thanks

Monthly Success Story
A special note of congratulations goes out to Brandon Honey. Brandon came to The Shoes Saves Foundation recently looking for assistance in rebuilding his own resume and job search assistance. We at The Shoes Saves Foundation worked with Brandon Honey and rebuilt his resume, and also found eight jobs in his field of profession. We are happy to report; Brandon has had one interview thus far, and is expecting an offer letter in the next few days. The Shoes Saves Foundation is rejoicing with Brandon, yet another deserving Shoes Saves Foundation Client.

Reverend Joi K. Hubert ~ Shoes Saves Foundation 
                            Founder & Executive Officer 

*The Shoes Saves Foundation is Proudly Listed with The Michigan Chapter of The Better Business Bureau*

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Above to the left: Reverend Joi Karla Hubert's daughter TT, when she was a baby.