Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Don't you just love those Ugg boots? They just speak warmth and chic! Something a little sexy about a jean leg tucked into one. Um-Huh! Even this ole lady's leg looks good in 'em!  Cool thing is that they are giving them away this month. Sign up HERE to be eligible to win a pair. It just takes your name and email to register.  How simple is that?

We had a wonderful giveaway ourselves yesterday.  Our church group has a terrific young couple who head up our food ministry.  They have been blessed to arrange once a month to have a big semi roll into our huge parking lot and unload between 12 and 20 thousand pounds of food. Cars drive thru, get asked 5 questions...How many households are you picking up for? (An adult for each household must be in the vehicle...the only requirement) What's the last name of each household? How many adults under 65 in each? How many over 65? and How many children? No ID check, no income verification. Then they get a share loaded into their car for each household of whatever the truck has brought. They don't even have to get out of their vehicles.  I get to visit with each car as I sign them up.  It is such a wonderful time of  fellowship and sharing. Sometimes there are tears of gratitude, sometimes of frustration of the circumstances that have required them to come for this blessing. There has been families prayed for and restored through the grace of God. We've had folks come back and thank us for seeing them through a tough time. We get cards of thanks, many just signed anonymously sometimes with a dollar or two tucked in. Yesterday alovely white-haired lady who has come every time since the first and each time proudly confesses to be well over 80, brought me a baggie of homemade caramel corn...her own recipe and delish!  I had to laugh when she grinned  said "Now that's for you. And there's no drugs in it...it's safe." I told her that I would be able to remember her name from now on and wouldn't have to ask it. Caramel corn has been known to help with memory problems, you know.  Our church family has grown and been blessed in ways we never imagined. Yesterday a young man who has been known to be stand-offish, selfish and somewhat belligerent was coerced into volunteering.  After a meeting last night he came up to me and said "I REALLY had fun today." I'm telling you there was something different about him! Sure blessed my heart to witness it! It really is better to give than receive. Imagine that.


At November 23, 2010 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Nanato4 said...

Thanks so much for sharing that - you made my day! I love caramel corn ... and now I have a legitimate reason for increasing my consumption. ha!


At November 24, 2010 at 2:25 AM , Blogger TripSmiths said...

We NEED more goodness posted, thanks so much!

At November 28, 2010 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Helen in the UK said...

Loved your story. I think particularly at Christmas we need to remember that giving is better than receiving and NOT necessarily something bought in a store and giftwrapped! Your time is a precious gift too :)


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