Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fabulous Fall!

It's been a beautiful fall day, and the kids and their neighborhood friends have been running in and out of the house. They've chased our dog down the street, played football in the front yard, put together a "band," and played "Heart and Soul" on the piano more times than should be allowed in a busy, crazy household! :-) It's really fun when our dog decides to bark along with the playing. Fun times, for sure!

I'm in the middle of working on a little project that has been on my heart for years. I am praying that the Lord will bless my humble efforts and that He will be glorified through this little endeavor.

What little projects are you working on this holiday season? Are you baking goodies for the neighbors? Are you helping someone who is housebound with their Christmas shopping? Are you taking a meal to someone who is ill? Have you chosen an Angel Tree child or two to bless? Are you sending a little something extra for your World Vision children? I don't know about you, but I think it's fun to truly try to be purposeful in looking for ways to bless others. So much of the time we're all focused on ourselves, and the beauty of Christmas is that God taught us that it is looking at the needs of others that motivates our giving. He saw our need, and He gave His son. How beautiful. How precious. How simple. How holy.

1 comment:

Cindi said...

I too try to choose a couple simple projects to help give us the right perspective during this very overwhelming commercial season. I love putting together the shoeboxes! Maybe one year I'll really let the girls help me - hehe!
I always try to think of something simple yet appreciated to give our neighbors. I'm not a big baker (and not many extra hours right now), so homemade treats are not my first choice. I was thinking a poinsettia and a card. But we'll see.