I’m late in writing today because we went to the Soup Kitchen as a family and served those in need in our community. It was once again a blessing to me. A long day standing on our feet, and a lot of work, but definitely a blessing. =) I am beginning to recognize some faces and hope to get to the point where I know some names too.
I would really like to do more things like this as a family. One of those things is to visit nursing homes or retirement homes nearby and reach out to some of the older folks. Maybe take along a guitar and sing with them or bake some cookies and share with them.
I am also very interested in my sweet little girls and I holding tea parties and inviting the neighbor ladies, one or two at a time, to come over and have tea and cookies with us. I am looking for natural ways to get to know my neighbors and this could be one of them.
I have a few more ideas, but I’ll save them for other Thursdays. However, I would love comments from you all. Any suggestions? How do you reach out in your community?
I would also like to encourage those of you who can to give to the sweet family that is listed on the right side of this blog as Kristi & Co. This is a fatherless family in need. There is a link there where you can read their story. Yeshua, the Word made flesh speaks to us in James 1:27 saying , “The religious observance that God the Father considers pure and faultless is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being contaminated by the world.” I truly believe that reaching out to this family is exactly what this verse is talking about! =)