My life is ever approaching the empty nest time of life. Now, I spend my time spoiling grands, exploring making crafts, reading and my church. My blogposts will most likely be about these things in my life. Also book reviews and contests as love reading. Hope you will enjoy your visit and come again to see what is happening here.
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Happy Meals And A Dime
In November, Mrs. Diane, a missionary out of our church spoke at the ladies meeting. She was talking about several of the programs she has started in the Philippines. The one that really struck my heart was the one for feeding the children. She said for approximately 10 cents a day American money she can feed a child. As many as they feed, they just can't feed all the ones that are hungry.
I just could not get this off of my heart, I realized that for the same price as a kids meal that I think nothing of buying for my grands, you could feed one of these kids for a whole month. I knew I had to do something.
Then God laid an idea on my heart. I teach 4 & 5 year old in Children's church. We are called "Gods Little Froggies". I was at the dollar store and I found a green frog bank similar to the one above and it even counts the money so you know how much you have. My class has adopted a little boy and girl from the program and we are raising dimes and we want to raise enough money each month to feed them. For a 31 day month we only need to raise $6.20 and we can feed them both for a month.
Now will I still buy my grands a kids meal? Yeah, every once in a while I will but I sure look at it differently now. Next time you see McDonald's think about this and if the kids cross your mind, pray we can raise this money or more. God has blessed us so much and I just want to teach my kids to be a blessing back.
From this little baby born on April 7, 1995 to the wonderful young man you have became April 7, 2011 Moma and Daddy were so blessed the day you were born and grow more blessed with each passing year. I pray God will richly bless you this year. Let Him be your guide and follow Him and do His will and you will be right where you need to be. We love you! God bless, Moma & Daddy
Saw this on a friends blog and had to share-Before you gripe about another petty something about your spouse or child-think how how you would feel if you woke up without them tomorrow. Man this hit me in the face and really made me really think! :( Then, I found this quote above about what if you woke up today with only what you thanked God for yesterday. Who or what would you still have? Would you have your spouse, your kids, your friends, your home, car, anything? Again, this really made me think and I ashamed to say I am not sure I like my answers to the above questions. I cannot change the past as none of us can but I am going to really work on changing my answers and my life. I know I need to really work on this but I am sharing it in the hope it might help others as well. God bless, Pat
I have been feeling overwhelmed and stressed for quite some time. I have tried so many ways to make it better and even tried just giving up. I have been doing lots of praying, talking to friends and even more talking to God. I am now choosing faith over fear. Faith over the fear I am not good enough; faith over the fear that God doesn't love me; faith over the fear of what other people think; faith over choosing the world and the lie of busyness to not make time for me and God.
There have been hurricanes, tornadoes and floods over much of the country. They are devastating and people think they can never overcome this.The storms of life are much the same.They are hard and devastating and we will like things are beyond our understanding and out of our life is out of control.This is where faith comes in. We have to have faith in what we cannot see, what we can not understand and in God. We have to choose faith over fear.