Friday, October 29, 2010

Just a Little Blanket

    One of my favorite things that I do for charity is make preemie baby blankets for a local hospital.

    It takes me about 2 days to make a baby blanket and about 1 day to make a baby gown. Yet I know that it’s such a blessing.
    The hospital takes the blankets and they lay the babies on top or them when they put them in under the lamps. They can’t use normal blankets because it would irritate the baby’s skin.
    It’s not much, but it does help. I like making little blankets and gowns. It’s good to know that I’m making the day of a preemie baby and their parents, a little brighter.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A New Ministry

Anyone want to know how to Warm The World? Check out the new ministry on the Ministries page.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Prayer

           Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Finishing Projects

     I think it must be a curse. I’ve been working on a project. I’ve been working at it for a while.
Then it happens. It sneaks up on me, as I get closer to the end of the project. It’s called. I get tired of the project. After doing the same thing three hundred times, it loses it’s appeal. After working at the same thing for a month it gets monotonous. After keeping at it for a while I just want to be done without having to do the rest of the work.

It happens a lot. We get halfway through a project and we don’t want to finish.

So what do you do when the half-finished project blues hit? Here are a few suggestions.

Put the project down for a while. Sometimes just setting the project aside for a few days can make a world of difference. You get a rest and come back ready to go another round.

Also find a new audiobook, or some new music to listen to while you work. If you are really enjoying what you’re listening to, it makes the work lighter.

Remember why you started the project in the first place. Keep in mind why or for whom you wanted this project to be for. It makes a big difference.

Lastly, keep at it. After everything has been said and done, just keep at it. That’s way projects get done is by simply, methodically, and sometimes strenuously get done.

In the end all projects are work, but in they are very much worthwhile.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dorcas: A Woman Of Charity

      James 1:27 (NIV) Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Dorcas for the Bible was practicing this long before James wrote these words.

In the days of Paul, Tabitha or Dorcas was a woman of charity. She was always doing good to others. If someone needed help at the soup kitchen, Dorcas volunteered. If a widow needed a new cloak, Dorcas got out her loom. If a beggar lacked food, Dorcas would get him some. She was a woman of kindness and love.

Although the account of this woman is short we can learn from this woman.

She was always helping others. There was never a time when she wasn’t busy. My mom says all the time; “If you’re busy it will keep you out of trouble.” This is very true. When we are so busy doing good and helping others, we won’t have time to do silly things like listen to gossip, dwell on sin, or have time for temptation.

This isn’t to say that just keeping a busy schedule will eliminate sin from your life. But it will help to keep you focused on Godly things.

She was well loved. When she died the widows sent to Joppa to get Peter. The church urged Peter to come and help them. Once Peter arrived he was surround by widows who showed of Dorcas’ work. When we reflect God’s love into this work, we will be loved. One of the telltale marks of a believers is that they are loved by others members of Christ’s body. As we work to love and give to others, we will gain friends that will help and encourage us. Dorcas had many of these.

Docas was even rescued from death. God saw that she still had work to do. He used Peter to bring her back to life. What we can learn? Use the time that you have well. God gives all of us second chances to do that what He calls us to do. Continue to work and do what He calls you to do. And you will be blessed.

Friday, October 8, 2010


1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NIV)
    Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Talents and How to Use Them Part 6

            Time is the most precious thing we have. It’s one of the things that can never be bought back or wished back. It’s a great gift.
            Your time is valuable and precious and there are many ways that you can use it for God. Giving of our time and energy can make a difference in our homes, our cities, and our world. Never discount the value of simply shining God’s light. Even if you are just sitting in a back room of a charity office, doing seemingly meaningless things. No matter what you do, ask God to bless it and He will. Remember you carry God with you wherever you go.
            Having said that here’s a few ideas for how you could spend a few hours of you time.
            Volunteer to go visit some sick patients in the hospital. Hospitals can be very lonely places. My little sister spent a month in ICU when she was three. We were so blessed by the people who took time to come visit. It made all the difference in the world to have brothers and sisters in Christ come and encourage us.
            Volunteer at a local food pantry or soup kitchen.
            Offer to coordinate a church party or a fun day out for your church. Sometimes all people need is a little help getting started.
            Numerous charities and ministries need volunteers who are willing to address envelopes, sort through donations, or run errands. Just look around there are plenty out there that need help.
            I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Just look around. Keep your eyes open and pray for opportunities to open up. You’ll be amazed to see what does come along.
            Finally let God lead you. Let im show you whatHim show you whaLHimhhhhhhhchdtytfgtdggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggnhkkkkkkkkkHim guide you into what He has planned. Remember this dear sister, as He leads, He always provides strength and peace.