Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pictures of Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Here are the pictures of the 4 boxes I prepared and sent off to Samaritan’s Purse through my church

Girl Age 10-14 Contents
Girl Age 10-14 Finished Box

Boy Age 10-14 Contents
Boy Age 10-14 Finished Box
Girl Age 5-9 Contents
Girl Age 5-9 Finished Box
Boy Age 5-9 Contents
Boy Age 5-9 Finished Box
Finished Boxes Labelled & Ready to go
Finished Boxes

And guess who was pretending to be ignoring me while his little brother was no where to be found

M-Big Doggie

It was fun to go shopping for these boxes and I pray that as each year goes by I will be able to do more and more and continue to bless others in appreciation of how much God has blessed me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Turkey Blitz 2011 - Sanctuary Tulsa

This evening the hubs and I had the opportunity to go to church to help prepare Thanksgiving dinner baskets for needy families.

It seemed like we had almost 200 people there and we assembled somewhere around 230 baskets of roasting pans, pie tins, pumpkin, milk, jello, cranberries, cherry pie, chicken broth and so many other canned goodies.
I am all about giving to those in need especially this time of the year and I am in awe of how willing people, and especially families with small children in my church community, are to serve.

Here is a video I found online of Sanctuary’s Turkey Blitz 2011. I had such a great time and I am so blessed and thankful to be part of such a giving community like Sanctuary.
And did I mention we had dinner first at 7PM and we were able to finish packing all 230 baskets before 8PM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Operation Christmas Child & Being Thankful

One of my absolute favorite things about Christmas since last year has been Operation Christmas Child. I have a desire in my heart for Children’s Ministry. Right now though I prefer working with children under the age of 2 that cannot really speak yet but that’s a story for another day.
I was able to purchase items for 4 children – 1 boy and 1 girl Age 5-9 and 1 boy and 1 girl age 10-14 at the dollar store.
I am so blessed by God and it is a good thing to be able to help out children in need. I specifically decided not to get things for children under 5 because so many people focus on the younger children and I believe that older children need something for Christmas too.
If you can, I would encourage you to do something for someone in need of hope and love especially this holiday season. It may be donating a few dollars to a local homeless shelter to feed people during Thanksgiving and Christmas, Operation Christmas Child, saying a little prayer for the less privileged in the world or anything that you want to do.
I will post pictures of my gift boxes and a list of items I put in each box in a separate post.
Just remember in everything give thanks and appreciate the people in your life because they are worth way more than material things.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

What I've been up to

I cannot believe the last time I posted anything was in April. Seems like a bazillion years ago!!!! Life has been pretty busy; there have been bridal showers, weddings, changes on the job, a new nephew and a new puppy. I have also traveled to Lagos (Nigeria), Branson, Houston, Dallas & Atlanta.

Though I’m still not 100 percent sure about the direction of my blog, I plan on posting more random things and more frequently.

There are a number of blogs I love that have different themes for each day of the week and that may be something to consider. I really want my blog to be somewhat of an edited online diary where I share my thoughts, ideas, projects and whatever else.

 Blogging can be a lot of work but it is also a great way to make friends online and become an “author” in my own right.

 Here is a picture of my doggie babies. Aren't they the most adorable pups in the world !!!!