Betty Carpenter (author of Christmas is a Timeshare) and I will be at the Southern Woman’s Show in Jacksonville, October 19-21, 2018 signing our books if you’d like to stop by. They make a great Christmas gift for the reader in your life. The website has a $2.00 coupon for entry if you’d like to save some money. To grab yours today, just click the link: https://southernshows.com/wja/discount.
Taking the Hard Out of Blessing Others
Do you find it easy to bless others? You probably give to your children or family members all the time. But what about strangers? It’s easy to add to the collection plate when it passes if the church is trying to help unknown hurricane victims, but what about someone who walks up to you in a parking lot?
Matthew 5:16 tells us to let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. By being a blessing to others, you are showing the character of your Heavenly Father. We give because He gave so much to us.
However, for some, it’s not easy to give to those they don’t know. That’s why I wrote 30 in 30. It tells you how to bless others, both family members and strangers, with 30 ideas over 30 days. This book actually was supposed to be a blog post, but the more I thought on it, the longer the list for ways to give became. Funny how God works. Takes something I thought would be one page and turns it into sixty.
God blesses us more so that we can be more of a blessing to others. – Mark Batterson, Minister
I thought I’d share one of my favorite blessings from the book so you can use it during the holiday season if you’d like. Yes, it’s a plug, but I am a poor writer, so I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do. Wink. Wink.
Day 15: “Take a dollar bill (or larger) and hide it so when someone finds it, they’ll be totally blown away. (Under a stack of shirts folded on a table in a department store, in the toe of a shoe at a shoe store, in the restroom of a diner, etc.) I’m sure you can come up with some good hiding places as well.
If you have never done this, give it a try. Its fun coming up with places to hide the money. Imagine putting your gift in a changing room. The next person who comes in will get a nice surprise.
With a bit of ingenuity and forethought, blessing strangers can actually be easy. If you try the idea above, please let me know how it went. I’d love to hear where you hid the money.
If you or anyone you know is in need of prayer please let me know in the comment section below, and I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.
Also, since my new book is about blessing others, I thought I’d bless three of you with an e-book copy of 30 in 30. For a chance to win, just write in the comment section “Bless, me, Kathryn” and your name will be entered in a drawing. If you’d rather just purchase one, here’s the link to both the print and e-book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HTD7KF9/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0.