The Hope Awards Dinner is just one week away, and painting flowerpot centerpieces is one of the many ways we are preparing for the event. Women have spent every Friday afternoon LEAP session for the last few weeks creating these lovely flowerpots for guests at the Hope Awards Dinner, and these afternoons have been equally fun and reflective for the women who participated. Painting the flower pots has provided a peaceful, calming outlet for women in LEAP. Melinda said, “With this project, I liked that nothing can go wrong. No matter what I decided to paint, it still looked good. ” Others noted that it felt rewarding to create a tangible token of appreciation for the support they receive at Calvary, and for the gifts that make that happen. Melinda told me as she painted, “This is our contribution to thank them for what they do.” Toya agreed: “The pots are a symbol of our thanks and our hope.” So please, take a moment to enjoy these pots, and the sentiments of gratitude from which they were created. And if you haven’t purchased your tickets to the Hope Awards yet, tickets are still available – get yours now!