Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Birthday Bags

Tonight, at church, our Lenten service project was filling gift bags with the things that make for a good birthday party: balloons, cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, invitations, banners, noisemakers, a card, and Target gift cards! 

We filled over 20 bags and will be donating them to Emma's Place (Emma's place offers permanent, affordable housing for homeless, low-income families. It has thirteen three- and four-bedroom townhomes for single parents with three or more children.) for kids who may not get a birthday party otherwise...

We had 30 people come share dinner, a devotional, and put together the bags - and all with laughter and joy at being together and sharing our blessings with others. 

What a great way to end a busy day!

Things I am thankful for today:

1.  Frosted Mini-Wheats.
2.  Super curly hair!
3.  Lunch with Dad - a nice break in my day.
4.  An unexpected errand with my boss - including a stop for coffee...  Mmmm...
5.  Plans to go to Nickelodean Universe this weekend with some youth group families!
6.  Planning our theme for the month of May at church - "The Spiritual Habit of Play!"
7.  A youth group kid, Lydia, helping to lead the devotional tonight - she did such a great job!
8.  A nice turnout for our service project tonight!
9.  American Idol...  a guilty pleasure.
10.  Signs of spring EVERYWHERE!  (Hundreds of geese flew over my car today and my black squirrel came to visit at work today...  Spring is here!)

1 comment:

Beth said...

I have never been so happy to see the seasons change! That was one heck of a winter! lol... Last night was fun! Did you see Lydia trying to grab the paper the devotional was on? Like I wasn't doing a good enough job for her! Ha!

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