Tuesday, April 13, 2010

In Other Words--Giving What We Have


It only takes a few minutes of my time to consider the impact my words may have on someone and adjust the tone.

It only takes a few muscles to smile at someone and perhaps change the course of their day.

It only takes a few coins to take the homeless man a burger or buy the newspaper from the homeless lady trying to get back on her feet.

It only takes a few pounds (or dollars) a month to sponsor that child in a third world country to have clean water and an education.

It only takes a few hours a week to commit to a ministry of calling and choice.

“God can use small ingredients to make big miracles happen: fabric and thread to lift hope in the sick, five loaves and two fish to feed five thousand hungry people, and faith the size of a mustard seed to move a mountain. Shouldn’t we give all that we have to God just to see what He might do with it?”
~~What I Learned From God While Quilting~~
Ruth McHaney Danner and Cristine Bolley

Whether we have an extra few minutes, an extra few hours or even more. Whether it is a few coins in our pockets, some money in our wallet that can be reallocated or even a lot more. Maybe it is just a little energy or a kind word. Whatever we have to give--big or small--God can make it grow to meet the need.

What do you need to share today?

Today's hostess is Nina at Mama's Little Treasures. Come and be blessed.


Nic said...

Sweet sister MiPa! I love the examples you have given as to how we can be used and what we have that God can use for His purposes. Love you!

Tami Boesiger said...

You remind me it takes so little to impact others. Thanks.

The Mellberg Family said...

So, I came to your blog to thank you for the gifts the other day and when I read your post I got completely side tracked. The kids love the gifts. Thank you! See you soon.

mamas*little*treasures said...

Good morning! Thank you for you kind, sweet words on my blog. I guess we have been reading each other's blog posts long enough to begin to recognize some of the gifts and griefs that we each carry with us along this journey. I appreciate your encouragement, and I am trying to give myself a break occasionally ;o) My husband always reminds me that I am so much harder on myself than I would ever be on anyone else . . . so I guess it's not all bad, just sometimes completely exhausting!

On another note . . . I see that you are a quilter. I would like to chat with you about your quilts. I have recently taken on the editorial responsibilities for a small online Christian women's magazine, Ruby for Women, and one of my goals is to feature other women who are making a contribution to our communities and world through their creative adventures. I do have one writer who contributes a quilt pattern for each issue, but I would still like to do an article on you and your quilts if you are interested. Thanks again! Hugs, Nina

Here's the blog address if you want to take a peek: www.rubyforwomen.com