hi, i am chelsea. wife of my husband. mom of my three girls. photographer of many beautiful people and moments. abolitionist. activist. jesus follower. justice seeker.
two dead people have clearly defined for me my life calling and the passion that wakes me at night, drives me by day, and leaves me weeping on my knees… and sometimes jumping for joy.
1. the biblical prophet, Isaiah, who says to me:
LEARN TO DO GOOD.
rescue the oppressed.
fight for the orphan and widow.
2. Edmund Burke, who said:
“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could do only a little.”
this is the beginning of a journey for me. a journey of searching for, and doing, little things so as to avoid doing nothing. i am not content to wait until my girls grow up to “do something significant” in the fight against child sex trafficking. i am engaging in and determined to make a difference NOW, in this phase of my life as a mom of young children. and by doing something little, with other moms doing little somethings, we are staking a claim in our place in this fight and will make a difference.
why does any of this matter? as a jesus follower, it matters to me because it mattered to jesus. when he began his teachings as an adult, the first words out of his mouth were about freedom and justice for the poor and oppressed. (out of Luke 4):
When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.[f]”
i am an agent of change. you are, too. Edmund Burke said alot of great things… among them his most famous statement: the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
and may i generously add to that…. GOOD WOMEN!
join me. share your story. where are you on this journey? overwhelmed? dealing with “awareness fatigue”? tired of doing nothing, but clueless as to what you actually CAN do as a mom? you are in the right place. stick with me… don’t disengage! there IS a place for us…
i hope DO A LITTLE GOOD will be a curator of manageable, measurable, doable action steps geared specifically to moms who want to move beyond awareness of the justice issues of our day, and into action. lets share ideas and discoveries of ways we can engage and act. we have to LEARN to do good. lets learn together and do a little good in this world!