Paul knows that God will bless those who give. So do I. I've lived it. Yes, he certainly appreciates the gifts, the care and the thoughtfulness the Philippians showed him. But, he knows that we can't "out-give" God.
I see this verse about receiving gracefully.
It's so easy
to be there when a loved one needs us,
to help a friend.
But what about
are on the receiving end?
receive gracefully and gratefully?
Or do we feel "bad"
To be honest, I sometimes do.
But, I'll be learning.
Because others are blessed when they give -
even to me.
I want my loved
ones to be blessed by God,
not just by me.
Then, their faith
will be strengthened
as they give.
Just as mine has been.
That alone is a blessing in itself!
Father, wow...such a huge life lesson from 17 words:
Receive with grace
that others may be blessed.
Thank you, Abba!
Double Duty Table Topper
When I saw this tutorial at
Karen from Sister of the Great Divide, I was hooked! It works wonderfully on my round table and, because I used a backing fabric that can be fall or Christmas,
Ok. I want to make my son a quilt. I asked him to choose a pattern and he did: the tumbling block quilt. I loved his choice! I found this tutorial and got to work.
I did pretty good as you can see. Here was part of it on my design board.