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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

No Sacrifice too Great -CT Studd

Leaving a life of comfort and success behind, CT Studd said,

"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him."

More Precious than Rubies....The Book

From the woman who could tell three different people stanzas to her songs at once without missing a word, who knew many books of the Bible by memory, who wrote 100's of songs....

"O Book, that with rev'rence I honor,
What joy in Thy pages I see!
O Book of my childhood devotion
More precious than rubies to me."

--Fanny Crosby wrote to her friend, Ira Sankey

Friday, April 20, 2018

Joni Eareckson Tada....Affliction

Affliction doesn’t teach you about yourself from a textbook; it teaches you from experience. It will always show you what you love – either the God of all comfort or the comfort that becomes your god. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

aixelsyD Tip--font and background ideas

If you have an ipad or notebook, you may want to try...

different font styles
different font size
different background color and font color

I currently have two votes for black background with white font color.

May make a big difference--because YOU make a difference to so many people around you!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Is the Truth Stranger than Fiction?

Anyone that had to help me thread a needle when sewing in home ec class would see this picture and laugh with me.  Is the truth stranger than fiction?  I found this book in the humor section of a wonderful neighborhood thrift store.  "Sewing is Fun" is the title.  Ha! Ha!  For some amazing people, yes.  For me, that's funny!

Happy Day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sharing Sacks

The weather is thinking about getting warmer now that spring is here.  The wind is blowing today along with it warmer temperatures.  More and more people will begin making travel plans.  Some travelers will need an extra boost of encouragement as they wait along side the road.  You and I drive by and wonder what can we do?  How can we help?  How can we encourage them on their journey today?

One way my family has found that is both encouraging and practical is what we call the Sharing Sack.  Use common sense on stopping, but a sharing sack can be given to someone in need as you drive to your own destination.  Simply stop and hand them a gift bag that you have ready and waiting in your car for such an occasion.

What is a sharing sack?  What is inside?

Here's some ideas that we have used in our sharing sacks:

A gift bag--can be the smaller ones that are 4/$1.00--needs to look nice since this is a gift. Some have suggested a handmade or store bought cloth bag that can be reusable.

Hygiene items such as a comb, toothpaste, toothbrush, kleenex, etc.

A bottle of water and a snack.

Small notebook of paper and pens.

Our Daily Bread devotional or small Bible.

Gift card to a nearby restaurant that is easy to walk to.

An encouraging card or personal note--be smart about personal information! Maybe the kids want to draw or color a picture to include.

We used about 10 items including the personal note.

Store 3 sharing sacks in your car and see who they go to.  We pray for the people who will receive the sharing sacks.  Life is an adventure!  Sharing sacks might just make someone's adventure a little more brighter!