Bootstraps & Blessings

Bootstraps and Blessings COVID-19 Update

Bootstraps and Blessings

Pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps is a term generally thought to reflect frontier independence and an ability to get ourselves on track by our own effort. It is, however, difficult to pull yourself up. Thurgood Marshall once said, “None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody...bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” Bootstraps & Blessings is a ministry that seeks to give that help by giving emergency assistance while at the same time providing resources and help to navigate the systems that can get life back on track. By welcoming those in need into our midst and giving assistance, we are practicing Christian hospitality and there is a blessing in that. By sharing time and resources we are offering a blessing to those we help. A blessing is a circle of light that surrounds a person with protection, healing, and strength.