Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Give Thanks

During this month of Thanksgiving, let's be reminded of the many blessings in our lives and give thanks to the Lord!

Perhaps we should give thanks by serving and encouraging others.  Here are some ideas!  What ideas do you have?

  • Bake cookies together and deliver them to a police and/or fire station.  Pray for their safety and for God's provision over them as they serve your community.

  • Make care packages for men/women in the military.  Pray for their safety and for their families.

  • Have each person in your family choose someone to pray for during the week.  Make a phone call, send a card, or find some other creative way to encourage that person.

  • Donate items to a children's home or homeless shelter.  Pray that these people may experience God's love and greatness through these gifts.

  • Dine at a restaurant and secretly pay for someone's meal.  Pray together for that person/family.

  • Deliver board games and/or coloring books & crayons to waiting rooms of children's hospital. Pray for the patients, their families, and the hospital staff.

  • Make a meal & dessert for a busy family.  Call them and tell them that you will be delivering dinner that evening.

  • Have a simple evening with family and friends to enjoy God's goodness.  Pray together and thank God for his blessings.

Four Years (a little belated)

Happy birthday, Elyn!  Life's been a little busy, and this is a couple of months late, but I couldn't go without posting.  We are so blessed by this girl and can't believe she is four years old!  We love you, Elyn, and treasure your joyful spirit and heart for others.