Nov 18 2013

Operation Christmas Child - A Shoe box Can Change a Life

Sometimes we think reaching out and loving others is really complicated or costs a lot, but the reality is sometimes the simplest act of kindness can change someone's life.  An Operation Christmas shoe box filled with simple toys, hygiene items and hair clips changed Livia's life fourteen years ago when she was living in an orphanage in Romania.  You can read more about Livia's story HERE.

This weekend Livia shared her story at the K-LOVE Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party in Pittsburgh, where K-LOVE listeners packed 3,500 shoeboxes to send to kids just like Livia.  Since 1993, over 100 million kids, like Livia, have been reminded that they are loved not only by perfect strangers, like you and me, but by Jesus.  This is national collection week for Operation Christmas Child, it is an easy, inexpensive way to show the love and compassion of Jesus to kids all over the World.  You can find out what to pack in a shoebox and where to drop it off this week by visiting http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ .  

This year, even the Duck Dynasty guys are sending shoeboxes

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Nov 15 2013

Enjoy the Moment!

I don't know about you, but I find that I spend far too many moments rushing from appointment to appointment and not enough moments appreciating…well…the moment. A friend shared this on Facebook the other day and it gave me a new determination to stop, breathe and enjoy the moment this weekend. Carpe diem! 

http://thoughtcatalog.com/brianna-wiest/2013/11/18-things-everyone-should-start-making-time-for-again/

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Nov 15 2013

Kindness

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” 

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