Tuesday, November 25, 2014

30-Day Giving Challenge 2014 - Week 4

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
- A.A. Milne in Winnie-the-Pooh

Here are some of the ways I was able to give to others this past week.
Tuesday - paid off past library dues for some random strangers
Wednesday - helped with my church's children's ministry
Thursday - donated to Room to Read
Friday - helped out at a local library
Saturday - helped with my church's English classes for immigrants in our community
Sunday - helped with my church's music ministry
Monday - donated airline miles to Make-a-Wish

What opportunities have you had to give? If you need some ideas, check out this Pinterest board.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

30-Day Giving Challenge 2014 - Week 3

“The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.”
- Warren W. Wiersbe

Here are some of the ways I was able to give to others this past week.
Tuesday - dropped off clothes at the Salvation Army
Wednesday - helped with my church's children's ministry
Thursday - donated to Project Night Night
Friday - paid for coffee for the person behind me
Saturday - donated to Voice of the Martyrs
Sunday - helped with my church's music ministry
Monday - dropped off food at my local food shelf

What opportunities have you had to give? If you need some ideas, check out this Pinterest board.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

30-Day Giving Challenge 2014 - Week 2

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
- G.K. Chesterton

I am thankful this year to be able to take time to focus on being grateful. I'm also enjoying being able to purposefully focus on giving to others. Here are some of the opportunities I had this past week.

Tuesday - paid for coffee for the person behind me
Wednesday - helped with my church's children's ministry
Thursday - donated through Kiva
Friday - helped at a local library
Saturday - helped with my church's English classes for immigrants in our community
Sunday - helped with my church's music ministry
Monday - sent out some handwritten notes

What opportunities have you had to give? If you need some ideas, check out this Pinterest board.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

30-Day Giving Challenge 2014 - Week 1

“For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

On Saturday, November 1, this year's 30-Day Giving Challenge began.

Here's my summary so far:
Saturday - helped with my church's English classes for immigrants in our community
Sunday - donated food items to a local food drive
Monday - left ten notes of encouragement in public places

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thanks Be to God

How amazing that God in His grace stopped down to intervene in my life. Apart from God, my life is nothing. My efforts are nothing. God through His grace has redeemed me. Now I am His and He is mine. What overwhelming joy and gratitude that brings! As Paul so aptly states, "Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!"

Thanks be to God that He provided a way for mankind to be reconciled to Him.
Thanks be to God that He did not hesitate to sacrifice His Son.
Thanks be to God that He, the Christ, willingly went to the cross on my behalf.
Thanks be to God that He continues to let mankind know of His grace through His infallible word.
Thanks be to God for the generations of Christians before us who kept the faith and faithfully passed it on to ensuing generations.
Thanks be to God that He showed me my wretched state and that He reached out and "set my feet upon a rock."
Thanks be to God for His continuing work in my life.
Thanks be to God for His assurance that my future is secure.

Thanks be to God.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

30-Day Giving Challenge 2014

Since 2010, I have participated in the 30-Day Giving Challenge during the month of November. The premise is rather simple: each day of November be a blessing to those around you by giving each day. Since my fall has been rather busy, I've taken the time to plan out my giving for this year. I enjoy this part of my year, and I'm excited to see what happens this month.

I have put together a Pinterest board with some of my ideas. Check it out here if you'd like to see some of my plans.

As in the past, I will be blogging about my experience.

Also, I will be participating in the challenge by trying to make each of my "giving" acts anonymous. And thus, my posts might at times be a bit vague in order to keep things anonymous.

Come join me in the adventure!

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