Saturday, July 31, 2010

Help! My Best Friend Is Getting Married!

        My best friend announced last Sunday that she is getting married.
        So one of the next things that jumps to my mind is what am I going to give her for her bridal shower and wedding.
         If your anything like me you want to give her something unique and special. But aren’t sure what to do. After some thinking I came up with a few things that I thought I might share with you.
         I guess this does depend on the person. But here are few ideas.

Make them a cross stitched poem for their house.

Write a special letter to the bride about what a wonderful friend she has been. Then frame it as a keepsake.

Make a centerpiece for their new table. Think about using things like fake flowers or little figurines, so that they can keep it for years to come.

Give them a cookbook with some of you favorite recipes in it.

Or if you want to be more practical, give them new couple a kitchen starter package. Include things like sponges, a trashcan, dishwashing soap, ect.

Do have any ideas?

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Idea

Anyone want some ideas about how to help edlerly people? Check it out in Roses Idea Corner.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Ministry

I've added a new ministry to my Ministries page. Check out the Binky Patrol.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What I Have Been Up To

Here is what I've been working on lately.

Here is a care package I plan to send to the Troops

This is a blanket that I'm going to give to The Linus Connection

Last this is a work in progress. I plan to make a lot of these squares and put them together.

Have a good day.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ministry: Blessing Or Burden?

Have you ever become exhausted while doing ministry? I certainly have Even though God says not to become weary while doing good, I still find myself getting tired as I work on charity projects. I find my heart getting discouraged in the midst of God’s work. Many times I even take my eyes off the reason that I’m doing these things and just focus on getting it done. It becomes one more thing on my to do list.
Lets face it ministry can become a burden. We can make a preemie baby blanket, but merely to put a check on our list. We can sing in church, but be filling the air with empty notes. We can help out at the nursing home, but be doing it just to get some brownie points. It’s easy to slip into the routine of going through the motions in ministry. But when the heart of ministry is gone, simply going through the motions won’t help. We soon end up tired, weary, and discouraged.
But take heart, dear sister. We love a God of encouragement. He takes the poor, tired, dry, and burned out children and makes them whole again. He is a God of strength as well as love. He is a God of restoration as well as hope.
If you feel weary, look to Him. Take time away from ministry to sit with Him and let Him renew you. Take a breath and let God fill you with His strength. When we focus on Him, he will give us all that we need. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. The pretty much covers everything doesn’t it?
Don’t give up. Take time to seek God. He is with you and will help you.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Any Questions?

Are there any questions that you would like me to answer? Just leave a comment if you do. I would love to answer them.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Song

I love this song. It's so comforting.

A visitor from Heaven
If only for a while
A gift of love to be returned
We think of you and smile

A visitor from Heaven
Accompanied by grace
Reminding of a better love
And of a better place

With aching hearts and empty arms
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we’re so glad you came
We’re so glad you came

A visitor from Heaven
If only for a day
We thank Him for the time He gave
And now it’s time to say
We trust you to the Father’s love
And to His tender care
Held in the everlasting arms
And we’re so glad you’re there
We’re so glad you’re there

With breaking hearts and open hands
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we’re so glad you came
We’re so glad you came

By Twila Paris

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Simple thank You

We as Americans are so blessed. We have police to protect our neighborhoods. We have the border patrol to guard our borders. We have an army to defend us abroad. Yes, we are truly blessed.
Yet even with all this, it’s not often that we as Christians do anything for the men and women who protect us. We like to think that if we ever need them, they’re only a call away. But how many times do we say, “Thank you?” We sit in church and pray without fear, and don’t even pray for the men and women who give us that freedom?
Sadly many of us (me included) enjoy the freedom that this country provides without giving a second thought to the men and women who give us that freedom day in and day out.
You may be asking, “What can we do?” Great question! You always come up with good ones!
There are many things that you can do. It can be as simple as giving your local police department or fire station a batch of cookies. You could pray for the men and women who protect our freedoms. And my personal favorite is something very simple. When you see someone in uniform – police, firefighter, or military – tell them thank you. It doesn’t have to be in flowery words. It can be as simple as, “Thank you for serving our country.”
You don’t know what that will mean to them. Sometimes your thank you will be the only kind words they will hear for a long time.
For those of you who travel and get weary of all the airport security, remember they are protecting you and your family from threats. So when you’re going through customs make sure to say thank you to the security guards.
These may seem like little things. But it’s the little daily things that you do that will affect people for eternity.