Countdown to Christmas — Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of our Christmas Countdown! Today is our Christmas Program at church. But my heart will also be with the men and women in uniform who are serving our country during this holiday season. Which brings me to this very important Random Act of Kindness: Today’s Random Act of Kindness: Write to someone in military service. You …

Countdown to Christmas — Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of our Countdown to Christmas! I love doing the act of kindness scheduled for today! Today’s Random Act of Kindness: Donate to a bell ringer. Drive to where one is on purpose to do so. I honestly would love to be a bell ringer volunteer one day. I haven’t had the privilege of doing so, but …

Countdown to Christmas – Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of our Christmas Countdown! I’m excited about this day because it features my favorite song! Today’s Random Act of Kindness: Visit someone in the nursing home. I realize this can be uncomfortable for some folks. But just think how uncomfortable it is for people who have to live there day after day in loneliness and feelings …

Countdown to Christmas – Day 8

Welcome to day eight of the Christmas Countdown! Today’s Random Act of Kindness is one of my favorites! Today’s Random Act of Kindness: Tape change to a vending machine or a bag of microwave popcorn to a video vending machine! Doesn’t that sound like such fun? Only thing is, I’d want to hide in my car and watch people’s reaction. I …

Countdown to Christmas – Day 7

Welcome to day seven of our Christmas Countdown! Today’s Random Act of Kindness: Wear a Santa hat and pick up litter in your neighborhood or shovel someone’s driveway/sidewalk! If you’d like all the random acts of kindness in one list, email me and I’ll send you a copy.  Today’s Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 18 These are the facts concerning the birth of …

Christmas Countdown Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of our Christmas Countdown! Today’s Random Act of Kindness: Make a Christmas card for a shut-in and deliver it in person. This act of kindness is heart-wrenching for me. The person I was going to do this for passed away yesterday morning. Her funeral is Thursday. Please don’t put off visiting a widow or widower, someone …

Christmas Countdown Day 5

Welcome to day five of our Christmas Countdown! Today’s Random Act of Kindness Donate canned goods to a charity of family in need. If you’d like all the random acts of kindness in one list, email me and I’ll send you a copy.  Today’s Scripture: Luke 1:38:  38 Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to do …

Christmas Countdown Day 4

Welcome to day four of the Christmas Countdown 2016! Today’s Random Act of Kindness: Pray for two people you haven’t prayed for in a long time or better yet, pray for your enemies. I find the best cure for unforgiveness is to pray for those who have hurt me. It’s not easy. But it’s not only how we are to …

Christmas Countdown Day 3

Welcome to day three of the countdown to Christmas! Today’s Random Act of Kindness: Make cookies for a neighbor or enemy and deliver them in person. If you’re like me, and have little time to actually make cookies, don’t let that stop you. Order up some homemade-style cookies, slap a bow on them and deliver them. Keep it simple. Don’t …

The most adorable elf

Like many of us moms, grandmas and pastor’s wives, I’m  more than a little swamped this Christmas season. Thankfully, That Dad Blog has posted some of the most adorable real-life baby elf on the shelf photos you’ll ever see! Enjoy! Click to see Our Real Life Elf on the Shelf Tweet this: Dad Transforms His Adorable 4-Month-Old Son into a Real-Life Elf …