Today, my 6-year-old and I ran 2 miles.
Simultaneously, we helped send a girl in the developing world to school for two weeks
Today, I honor RNC Rhonda Batchelder of the Women’s Birth & Health Center for her extraordinary care of women in labor and the babies they carry. She so gently offers the gifts that every woman so desperately craves in the hours of birth and the weeks of recovery – nonjudgmental availability, quiet compassion, and tender care.
I believe that using social media for social good is about telling stories - using my online presence to remind others that every single “cause” has a “face” behind it. Changing the world, after all, always begins and ends with individual people. Mother Teresa reiterated time and time again that we ought to strive to love our families and neighbors first, but then to also be merciful to anyone who is sick, hungry, naked, or lonely.
My goal is the same both on and offline: to love my family well, to show kindness to friends, and to extend compassion to strangers. Treading softly and courageously, I want to shine a light in dark places. Put simply, I want to love more.
Global Team of 200 Member: Stephanie Sheaffer
Stephanie Sheaffer loves to write.
Her passion for the written word led her to pursue a B.A. in English, an M.A. in Educational Counseling, and a career in Communications. She later dipped her foot in the digital world, starting MetropolitanMama.net (“products for at home and abroad”) in 2006.
Featured on ABC News, KVOA News, Disneyed, and 5 Minutes for Mom, Stephanie is an active freelancer and contributor to numerous blogs.
In 2011, she and her family took a year off to travel around the USA in an RV with the intent purpose of helping people. They volunteered for 150 consecutive days and interviewed 40+ nonprofit executive directors. Her husband Tim wrote about their experience at: http://giveeveryday.com.
In her free time, you’ll likely find her hiking the canyons of Arizona, running in a 5K, playing outdoors with her three young daughters, dreaming up business ventures with her husband, or with her nose in a book.
Stephanie is well-known as an advocate for literacy, loving little ones, and living with less. Causes of particular interest to her include: education, strengthening families, promoting the holistic welfare of children, and breastfeeding as a public health issue.
At the end of her life, she hopes to be remembered as a woman who used her life and her words to consistently point others to the love of Jesus Christ.