Friday, November 18, 2011

Thank You!

We live in a society where Christmas begins after Halloween and it is FAR from being about the birth of the Savior!  As a society, we have too much, yet never enough. Never have enough time but are filling our time with SO much, yet we are SO unhappy and ungrateful! 

I wanted to say thank you!  Thank you for putting complete strangers ahead of yourself and on your  to-do list.  Thank you for spending some money (when money is tight) to bless someone with something they could not even IMAGINE!!  Thank you for being the vehicle for helping a child learn about GOD'S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!  For being a part of sharing the gospel with a child you may never meet, but who needs it so badly!

MOPS packed 25 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child!  How awesome!  Now, I know we won't and can't all impact lives the same way.  So if you didn't do a shoe box (and let me be transparent and vulnerable here and tell you, I did not) you are not done! 

You can impact lives here and now.  Maybe it is someone in your own family, your own church, your own town or a stranger you happen across on your holiday travels.  It only takes ONE thing...ONE person, ONE kind word or gesture.  It is never too small or insignificant!  So, make the most out this holiday busyness that is upon us.  Enjoy your family, impact someone and LOVE your GOD!  And THANK him for the precious gift of life!  Not just yours but Jesus's!! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MOPS Reminder

Happy 1st Monday of November!

Really...already November? WOW! That seems impossible, and yet, here we are! And the sun has decided to join us today, so that is AWESOME!!

And I am sure you are all caught up on sleep since you got an extra hour this weekend?! No? Me neither! But, can't imagine a life that is not filled with a wonderful family and sleep deprivation! Thank you GOD for the 
opportunity to be awakended in the night by some beautiful children!

If you are like me, you are already mentally and emotinally planning for the next two months of holidays. But, how about we try something new? Let's just focus on one at a time!

This Thursday (Nov. 10) at MOPS we will be hearing from Mentor and MOPS moms and mums. They will be sharing about the ups and downs of their lives and how to remain THANKFUL for them all! It will be an encouraging meeting. And I know I need to remember this when I am running around in the madness of Thanksgiving. That's what it is all about...being thankful for the harvest we have within our lives!

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for ~author unknown

Food for this meeting provided by Apples to Apples, Taboo and Scattegories.

***Also- If you have completed a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, you can bring it Thursday and we will drop it off for you. Hand it to Sarah Schleich (me ) at the beginning of the meeting.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lena Playgroup

Family T.I.E.S. Playgroup at Lena Evangelical Free Church, in Lena

On Fridays from 9:30-11:00am
Children birth-5 y/o, with a parent are welcome.

Dates are...
* November 18
* December 16
* January 20
* February 24
* March 16
* April 20
* May TBA- Grand Harbor

Any questions contact Lois Shelton, Parent educator at 369-4848 or 291-5641