"...not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you..."
As soon as I read these Scriptures, I thought, "Ouch!" Then, I thought, "Praise God for the Philippians!"
How many times have we heard that we are the hands and feet of God? Or the story of the parent who reassures his child at bedtime not to be afraid of the "boogey man" because God is with him. His child responds, "I wish God had skin on!"
Oh, my dear reader, God does have "skin on"! It's us! No, we are not God, but we are His hands and feet!
There may be that one person who needs
a word of encouragement,
a financial gift,
and there is no one called to help them
Will we respond to God's call?
Will we ignore God's call?
He will certainly raise up someone else to bless His child who needs a kindness,
but will we be that one?
LORD, thank You for prodding me to perform random acts of kindness and for giving me the grace to actually do Your bidding. It is then that I am truly blessed above and beyond whatever You had me give!
Abba, forgive me for the times I don't make time to write that letter or note of encouragement. Help me to have the discipline to do so!
Let us all be sensitive to Your call on our lives to serve, to bless, to act on Your behalf. Father, it may only be a word of kindness, a smile, a hug...but as with the lesson that all we can do is pray, these acts are not only a word or hug. They are gifts from You.
Help us all to be the "except you's" in the lives of those who are hurting! Help us, I pray, of Abba!
My Mia and Sammy were so cold. Their little bed was was no longer cutting it, so I made them two little pillows/beds. So easy - especially using this tutorial from Liz at Momtastic!
I went to Wal-Mart and picked up some regular bed pillows for about $4 each, bought some fleece at JoAnns using a 60% off coupon and added some fabric I know longer loved. After an hour or so, wala!
I used the left over fabric to make a small, knotted, single layer, no sew fleece blanket! (That's a mouthful, right?) Here in southern New Mexico, a single layer is perfect for us!
The instructions were easy to follow at The Linus Connection - a very worthy organization!
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