A Great Solution for Christmas Cards!
What to do with all the Christmas cards?
We enjoy getting the updates and photos of special families in our lives over the holidays – but only so many will fit on a refrigerator.
Finally! A great way to keep Christmas cards!
I saw a blog post by my friend, Julie Stewart, and I had to share! Faced with the dilemma of what to do with her treasured cards, Julie posted on her blog:
Instead of putting the cards away, I decided to make a prayer book out of them. I went to the local craft store and purchased a binding ring. I then punched holes in the corner of each card, made a cover with the year on it and bound them all together.
Last week, I headed to Walmart and purchased a hole punch and a binding ring. Each day I have added my Christmas cards to the ring. Tonight we had a group of leaders over for a Christmas party. My friend asked me if I got a new refrigerator. I said “No… I just took all the cards off the front and sides.”
It has been so much fun enjoying our ring of cards in the family room this month. And, when the holidays are over, I’ll continue to flip through the cards and pray for each family.
Do you have a Christmas Solution to Share? I’d love to see your ideas.
Reminded once again of the treasure of wonderful family and friends. #Blessed
In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…Is 30:15
I was living with no margin. Julie and I were returning from Guatemala with a late flight to Roanoke, VA. We were due in Charlotte, NC the next morning for the opening session of the 2013 She Speaks Conference. There we were: tired, worn out, and long road trip ahead of us.
Strong coffee, sour gummy worms, and Billy Joel were keeping us awake.
At 1:30 a.m. – we hit an area of the interstate “under construction.” Signs diverted us from the main highway onto a back-road detour.
Tired and Lost
Do you ever feel like you are living in a construction zone? Maybe on a detour?
Eventually, we made it back to the Interstate and on to an amazing conference with a great group of friends and talented leaders.
The TRBC team represented at She Speaks! We enjoyed meeting up with these sweet friends who were also attending the Conference.
Our experience reminded me how we can easily find ourselves on a detour spiritually: distracted, busy, hurried, and tired. Fear and doubt can wash over us in an instant.
Lord, I want to cling to you when the path seems unclear… “blocked.” I want to do your will and follow your path. Thank you that repentance and rest is my salvation and in quietness and trust is my strength.
The forty-day prayer challenge is going to change your life. In fact, the next forty days have the potential to dramatically alter the rest of your life.
Mark Batterson’s book, Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge, is a follow up to his book to The Circle Maker. The 40 day prayer challenge invites the reader to experience the power of bold faith and prayer. The first week of summer I drove to Alabama and listened to The Circle Maker on audible. I loved the encouragement to pray persistently, confidently, and expectantly. So many of the stories reminded me of times I had heard Dr. Falwell share stories of walking and praying over the mountain that would become Liberty University.
Five of my friends decided to take the 40 day challenge together. Everyday we read the challenges and texted our prayers trusting God to work in each of our “prayer circles”. We all had specific things we were committing to God.
Do you ever feel like God is trying to teach you something? Continue reading
Scared will have you hooked from the opening pages. A New York Times Reporter discovers a new world and a new perspective as he confronts suffering in a forgotten village in Africa.
Tom Davis, CEO of Children’s Hope Chest, is the author of Scared. Tom has worked amongst the orphans of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. I had the privilege of recently attending three of Tom’s sessions at the Proverbs 31 She Speaks Conference.
Tom and his wife, Emily, have seven children, including two daughters adopted from Russia. The compelling and often disturbing scenes in this book are based on true stories the author has encountered on his world-wide travels caring for widows and orphans. Add Scared to your last minute summer reading today!
There is a chalkboard in our house with names – dreams – and things we are specifically praying. A playground and the people in G’Mala are in the “prayer circle” of a group that has been praying daily. Praise The Lord as today we turned in all the money for a playground to be built in July in Pueblo del Rio. God is so faithful!!!
Answers to prayer build my faith in the One who calls me to seek Him for the other circles on my chalkboard!
Man of Steel
We started our Father’s Day Celebration for Mike by going to see Man of Steel.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.” — (C) Warner Bros Continue reading