Blessing Others

16
Jan
2012


Encourage one another and build each other up.    1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

When was the last time you received a card in the mail? 

You can expect a few around maybe your birthday or Christmas, but what about the other 363 days of the year.  Are bills and junk mail the only items to take residence in your mailbox?

I’ve written about the act of sending a physical card in the mail several times and each time I truly reflect on the impact it will have on the receiver.  Sending cards in the mail is ‘old fashioned’, but aren’t there a lot of things that we used to do that are still good for us, although we may not do them?

Sending a card in the mail takes more thought, time and comes from the heart.  When you take the time to write out a sentiment to a friend who needs some encouragement and write out their address, it just touches hearts differently.  Not only the receiving person, but the sender too.

When we become a means to share God’s love to others and play a part in encouraging and building up those who are important to us, it matters. 

The receiver immediately feels important, loved and cared about in ways that an email or e-card just does not convey.

I had the pleasure of sharing cards with some dear friends of mine.  I share two Monday’s a month with some awesome ladies who have stretched me, accepted me even when I share things that aren’t so wonderful and been companions on this journey with me.  I am not sure I can imagine this past 2 ½ years without them being faithfully in my life.

So when my Holley Gerth – Hope and Encouragement card pack came in the mail and I could choose anyone to send a card to, I chose to send 8 cards!  One to each of the ladies in my group.  Each card was so original, they each spoke different words, but all with the same heartfelt theme, God’s love for them.  Add in some personal encouraging words and they are perfect.  Plus, the photographs and illustrations on the cards made them appear much more expensive than they really are.

I wish I could see their faces as they read the words I chose special for each of them.  I hope their day is a little more enjoyable, that they can see beyond whatever circumstance they are dealing with at that moment, and remember there is someone who truly cherishes them.


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DaySpring has generously sponsored a giveaway on The Confident Mom so that you could share encouragement with someone special in your life. You can enter to win a $35 gift card to DaySpring by leaving a comment on who you could send a card to today, or even pick a few items for Valentine’s Day.  I love this mug set – I bought it last year for me and my hubby for Valentine’s Day!

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I had such fun sending these cards to the ladies in my group, and just today I received an email from one of them, “Thank you so much for the card, it came at a time where I needed the encouragement!  That was so nice of you!”

See….. you just never know how taking a moment out of your day could truly make a difference in someone else’s.

You can also enter giveaway on the (in)courage page – double your chances!  Just enter by clicking the (in)spired deals picture at the beginning of the post, below.

DaySpring gave me two free card packs to review for this post and giveaway.  All opinions stated are your own and were not influenced by the free product.

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Ten Minute Tuesday – 5/10

10
May
2011


I have missed a few weeks in my Ten Minute Tuesday series – sorry ladies!  You know how it goes, life takes over and before you know it the week is over.  A mom shared this song/video on her facebook page last week and I loved it, Blessings by Laura Story. I hope you can take a few minutes and sit down and breath in this beautiful song.  Enjoy!

Turn to Him so He can…….send you wonderful times of refreshment from the presence of the Lord.   Acts  3:19

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Ten Minute Tuesday

18
Jan
2011

Welcome to a regular feature Tuesdays here at The Confident Mom, Ten Minute Tuesday.   I have been listening to this song lately and knew I had to share it with you!  I have always been a big fan of Casting Crowns, they always have such powerful songs that just say what I need to say, but do not know how.  So go enjoy Glorious Day by Casting Crowns. If you are reading this via RSS feed or email, you will need to click on the post to view the video.

Everything comes from God alone.   – Romans 11:36

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Weekend Reading RoundUp

8
Jan
2011

Well, I am back in the saddle again!  Trying to get back to a regular posting schedule – so finally here are a few posts from around the web that I have been saving just to share with you over the past few weeks.  I especially love the recipe for the chili and may have to make it this week!

Passionate Homemaking::  Stop Serving Your Family & Serve the One

The Generous Wife::  The Blessings Jar

30 Minute Martha::  Easy Birthday Party Etiquette

Food for My Family::  Easy Steak Chili Recipe

An update on my 3 in 30 Challenge – I have met my goals this week, well sort of!

1) Getting up at 5:30 AM – I was up, except for today I slept til 6:15 since little J slept late – hey, he had me up at 5 AM the first day I was only getting up at 5:30, so I think that still counts if we are taking an average!  On some of the mornings it has not been in my control to spend time with God first thing, but when I could I did.  I am caught up on my Bible in 90 Day reading too!

2) I have worked out 5 times this week, counting today – which I haven’t yet, but it is on the agenda!

3) Spend one on one time with each family member outside the house.  CHECK!  BTW, it was really good too!

How did you do this week?

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Weekend Reading RoundUp

18
Dec
2010


Busy week at our house with the arrival of a 1 year old foster child – very busy and little sleep! 🙂 Came across a few posts that I am sure you will enjoy.

There will be NO Weekend Reading RoundUp next Saturday, since it is Christmas Day. Hope you and your family are blessed and have a Merry Christmas!

Winner for the “Little Star” Giveaway is: Zarah – her comment: I just had my first child this year and I am loving the idea of creating new holiday traditions for my family! This book sounds great. Enjoy the book Zarah!

Passionate Homemaking::  Stop Serving Your Family & Serve the One

 

The Generous Wife::  The Blessings Jar

 

Real Simple: The 10 Big Rules of Small Talk

Make Time for Family – Emealz Blog:: Christmas Morning – Tradition Evokes Emotions

Enjoy!

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