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
Sometimes I wonder does anyone even read here. I wonder if this blogs time has come and gone. I sometimes think, well I will just write for me and use it like a diary of sorts. I am just not sure what to do. I really enjoy writing the blog but......
I decided I am going to continue for at least the month of February and see what happens. Since February is the month of love and my last name is "Love" and I am trying to decide if I love this blog anymore, I am going to to have a "Love" giveaway. All you have to do to be entered to have a chance to win is leave a comment on this post on my blog. I will choose a winner from all the comments.
Until next time or until I choose a winner of the giveaway,