Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Giving Back

My husband and I are always looking for ways we can give back. Sometimes it's paying for the person behind us at the drive through, sometimes driving someone home from church, and sometimes it's simply by praying for others or sending a card. But we know the importance of giving back and we want to be intentional about doing so.

One of the many hats I wear is that of a Thirty One Consultant. As a Thirty One Consultant, I am doing something so exciting to give back. I want to give you, my wonderful readers, a chance to join me. Check it out:

Alright friends and family! I have something really great that I'm working on! I want to sponsor 31 chemo bags to a local center next month. And I need your help! One of my many goals this year is to GIVE BACK. And this is just the first endeavor!

Each and every bag will be tagged in memory or in honor of a loved one of the specific person who donates. Check out the pictures below of the items that made it into just SOME of my friends' bags last year! Your $25 donation will provide a large zip-top tote bag that has 7 pockets and I will take care of the rest! They can use the  bags to carry their personal items (books, electronics, drinks & supplies) to/from their treatment appointments throughout their journey. I know we can pull this off together and bless some amazing people during a tim when they could sure use a blessing!

Here is how it works: You can sponsor as many bags as you would like for $25 each. I will use ALL of my commissions that are made on the bags to fill them with things like chapstick, warm socks, blankets, crossword puzzles, tissues, candy, etc. If you would like to sponsor a bag, you can comment below with "I want to sponsor ____ bags!" And leave your email address, and I will follow up with you.

The tags that will be attached
to the bags in honor of someone.
A few finished bags.
Some items inside the bags.

I know this seems like an odd blog post for me, but I truly believe in giving back. With my grandfather going through cancer treatments, one of my best friend going through cancer treatments, and several other friends who have experienced chemo, I truly believe in this project.

TONIGHT, I am ordering my first set of Chemo Care Bags, so if you want to get in on this blessing opportunity, be sure to comment below with how many bags you want to sponsor and your email address so that I can email you. You can either pay via paypal OR give me a credit card number.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pure Love, Pure Life

Purity means different things to different people. To some it means not being s*xually active until married. To others it might also mean not looking at the opposite gender in a lustful way. To some it means not looking at p*rnography. And to others it might also mean dressing modestly.

But what does purity mean to God?

Can we even achieve purity according to God's standards?  Is it possible?

Author Elsa Kok Colopy in her book, Pure Love, Pure Life, explores what God says is purity. Elsa teaches that purity is more than the word no. It's more than restrictions and dos and don'ts. It's about the heart of God.

Pure Love, Pure Life is a wonderful book for your tween or teen girl, even for any single adults. It is also a wonderful book for parents to read as you lead and guide your children through purity. With 3 teens and 1 preteen, I know this book has blessed me as a parent.

Please check out Pure Love, Pure Life.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Many Blessings to Be Counted

There are many great things a wife can do. But one thing beats all else. Join me at Woman to Woman today as we discuss the best move you can make as a wife. Click HERE.

#eucharisteo, #thankfulness, #thanksgiving, #1000gifts, #joydare,

Continuing to count the ways God blesses me.

1696. My youngest son who turns 12 this week. Where, o where does the time go friends?

1697. Four hours home alone. This hasn't happened in too many years to count. While I hate being alone normally and love being with my family all the time, the quiet of the house while I work was a little nice.

1698. Giving Bibles to children who didn't have one.

1699. Snuggling with my husband as he watches football.

1700. Exciting new Bible reading plans.

What are you praising God for? I love rejoicing with you. Please comment below.