Monday, January 9, 2012

Tea Time!

I've been busy crafting -- Can you tell?  A fellow crafter is hosting a swap in which you use decorated hat pins as an embellishment on cards.  I chose a "Tea Time" theme. 

When was the last time you had tea (or coffee) with someone, just "because?"  Its a great way to keep in touch with someone, a great way to just spend time together to catch up or to say "I care." 

I've had tea/coffee in many places and ways --- meeting a friend at Starbucks, going for a formal tea with friends and/or family at a tea house, putting on the kettle at home and just sitting to chat with a 'cuppa,' and even via conference call with a few friends on a multi-party conference line (we scheduled it ahead of time, each made their pot of tea and scones for it, and we then all sat and had tea while catching up on the phone).  There is a comfort and care about it that soothes the soul. 

Isn't it Tea Time?  I highly recommend it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Off to an easy start... and you can even catch up!

Have you done your good deed each day so far this year?  If not, you can still catch up even!
Here are five quickies:
CLICK to give Free Food!
CLICK to give FREE Mammograms!
CLICK to give FREE Meals to Veterans!
CLICK to give FREE Autism Therapy!
CLICK to give FREE Child Healthcare!

1 Timothy 4:6-11 Godliness

This morning, while on my way to work, I was listening to Our Daily Bread on the radio.  The topic was Godliness. 
As they pointed out, we often start the new year focused on how we can improve ourselves in the upcoming year... eating better, exercising more, becoming more financially sound, etc.  All of which are good ideas, however, if you had to pick only one thing to focus on improving, it should be Godliness.  Talk about a wise investment.  It is the one thing you CAN take with you when it all ends. :) It is something we can practice and do anywhere or any time. 
Godliness involves caring for others as God has instructed us -- caring more for others than for ourselves.  When we do so, we do the Lord's work.  Doing Good Deeds for example. 

" If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe."
1 Timothy 4:6-11

Need ideas?  Check out the 366 Challenge list at the bottom of this blog page.  May we each increase our Godliness this year.