Good Reads and Good Deeds

By November 25, 2012General

If you like this print from Red Letter Ink, check out the giveaway below…

Good Reads

We Are The Sorter-Outers Of The Tangles In Our Children’s Hearts – I love this post from my friend Sarah Mae.

Social Media and Geotagging – Please read this. Your photos might be sharing more information than you intend.

Adult Recipes | Honest Toddler – this post cracks me up – especially the first step of the first recipe. The blog is supposed to be written from the perspective of a (very snarky) toddler. If you like this post, the Big Bed post is hilarious too.

Five Reasons to Be a Morning Person

Good Deeds

Any fun stories from last weeks’ good deeds challenge? I’ve really enjoyed the feedback here in the comments and on Facebook and Twitter about these Good Deed challenges. I love that you all are taking action!

This week’s challenge is to write a letter to someone. It can be a sticky note for one of your kids, a postcard for your Aunt or a five page mega letter to your Compassion child. Whatever works for you.

Words are powerful. Share some this week. Are you up for the challenge? Tell us you’re joining us here in the comments. Tell us who you are writing to and then when you’ve written it, reply to your own comment to tell us you already finished.

I’ll pick a winner from those who take this Good Deed letter writing challenge.

Good Things

Speaking of words… I love the idea of decorating my home with truth that will be impressed on my children’s hearts.

Red letter ink is giving away a great prize package to one of you who take this week’s Good Deed Challenge:

An 8×10 of your choice, a 5×7 of your choice AND a multi-pack of notecards

How To Enter

1. Take the Good Deeds Challenge and write a word of encouragement to someone.
2. Click here to leave a comment and tell us you’ve taken the challenge.

I will randomly ( select a winner next Sunday.

Leave a Comment



  • Avatar Vanessa says:

    I have taken the challenge… and will continue through the week as well!

  • Avatar Ahume says:

    Taken the challenge!

  • Avatar Heather Blue says:

    I’m taking the challenge!

  • Avatar Edina says:

    I’m taking the challenge and sending a note to my son’s teacher!

  • Avatar Patt says:

    I have done this for years, writing notes to put on my children’s bathroom mirror or in their lunch boxes. It really does make a difference. Thank you for the reminder.

  • Avatar Dyan Osborne says:

    I’m going to take the good deeds challenge! I plan on writing a few words of encouragement starting with our compassion child. I think I’ll write a note to my husband and one to each kiddo! Thanks for reminding me this is important for us women of God to do!

  • Avatar Tracy says:

    Challenge has been taken!

  • Avatar Anna says:

    I love this challenge. I am a regular letter writer. Sitting down and prayerfully sending some encouraging words is like a gift that gives twice!

  • Avatar Becki says:

    I wrote a difficult letter before I even read this! Challenge taken!

  • Avatar Erin says:

    Challenge taken:)

  • Avatar Michelle says:

    I need to be challenged. I just had a baby, and my stack of thank you notes is needing to be done, birth announcements need to be sent, our sponsor child needs her holiday letter, and of course there are the Christmas cards…thank you for reminding me about the joy and encouragement these correspondence will bring rather than being a burden on my to do list. I’m in, and i will let you know how i do! (after i take a nap.)

  • Avatar Stacy says:

    I am taking the challenge for my family. I need to remember to be joyful and nice more often

  • Avatar Jen says:

    Doing this challenge for a couple friends and husband. Love the print!

  • Avatar Julie Dannenberg says:

    I’m writing a bible verse each day in a journal my son and I write back and forth in. It is a great way to lead my tween boy’s heart in God’s way and let him know I love him.

  • Im giving my written words in notecards to my children on Friday before their opening night of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Im telling them how diligence & hars work always pays off but to remember to always work as if working for God, not men! Thanks for challenge and giveaway op!

  • Avatar Joy H. says:

    I will take the challenge and my husband will be the recipient!

  • Avatar Kristen says:

    I’m in for the challenge! My husband is in the Navy, and very unexpectedly, his ship was temporarily reassigned to another state. Needless to say, it’s been difficult since we were all unprepared. I write him often but will strive this week to be more intentional about encouraging him and sending scripture references of encouragement.

  • Avatar Jen says:

    Challenge taken! I’ve written a note to my neighbors, a wonderful Christian family, to let them know that for the next 30 days I’m committing each morning from 6:00-6:10am as prayer time dedicated to uplifting them to the Lord. Two weeks ago, they welcomed a sweet new baby girl to their family. They now have three daughters under 4 years old. Knowing that the first six weeks can be rough, I’m offering them the gift of prayer and know they’ll take comfort and appreciation in that.

  • Avatar Kendra says:

    Challenge taken!

  • Avatar Amanda Cross says:

    I’ve taken the challenge.

  • Avatar suzanne says:

    I just now took the challenge!

  • Avatar Carmen says:

    I have taken the challenge!

  • Avatar Jennifer in Iowa says:

    Thank you for issuing the challenge! I have a friend who will lose her hair from chemo this week and will send her a note. I love your site!

  • Avatar Christine D. says:

    I sent a letter of encouragement to a friend- an actual paper letter in an envelope with a stamp and all! Something she can open, read and hold close to her heart! I have taken the challenge!

  • Avatar Christine D. says:

    I sent a letter of encouragement to a friend- an actual paper letter in an envelope with a stamp and all! Something she can open, read and hold close to her heart

  • Avatar Heather says:

    Challenge taken!!!

  • Avatar Lynn says:

    I am taking the challenge.

  • Avatar Kim says:

    Challenge done…just sent off a letter to my best friend who moved away!

  • Avatar Kelly S says:

    Thank you for the reminder. I was taught long ago, to do something for someone else daily, even something very small. And not tell anyone about it. It’s a great way to live and it does enrich your life.

    God teaches us so many things, and when we stop practicing them they are so easily forgotten. Even when they are so important. THANK YOU for the reminder. This helps me more than anything I can or will do to help others.

    Please let me know by email if I’ve won, I can never remember to look back and find the blogs… I get lost in cyber space!

    I have just recently stumbled upon you, I’m not sure from where, but I now follow your tweets, and I find encouragement and will be signing up for your newsletter… which I RARELY do. You have moved me.

    I recommend to you, I have not figured the whole site out yet but their tweets feed my soul also.


  • Avatar Myra says:

    Yes, I’m taking the challenge and writing a letter to each of my children and my husband, and maybe even a note of encouragement for my kids’ teachers at school. Thanks, Kat!

  • Avatar coleen says:

    I’m taking the challenge. I find myself easily frustrated with what my kids or husband don’t do, instead of being grateful for what they do. I think this is a challenge I need!

  • Avatar Melly says:

    ALL done πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ LOVE IT! πŸ˜‰

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  • Avatar Sarah says:

    I have stopped writing notes to my husband in his lunch – not sure why. I will start doing this once again…thanks for the reminder!

  • Avatar Emily says:

    Thank you for the challenge, I will be doing it this week! Top goal is to write a letter or note to my husband, which I haven’t done in so long. If time permits I’d love to write a letter to my oldest for Christmas, and shorter one to my baby that she can open in later years πŸ™‚ In fact, this blog came at the same time I’ve been reading Jessica Fisher’s e-book called “A Simpler Season”, about holiday planning, and she has a suggestion about writing a letter to each of our children as one of their Christmas gifts each year, how cool is that!!

    • Avatar Emily says:

      Completed the letter to my husband! He was so pumped and it was so sweet to see his response πŸ™‚ now, on to writing the letters to my kids…

  • Avatar Crystal says:

    I’ve taken the challenge and have written to a dear friend who has eight children (the youngest two are twins and 18 months old!) and recovering from a surgery…and miles upon miles separate us so I cannot help her physically. I love writing letters…thanks for this challenge!

  • Avatar Charissa says:

    I’m in. πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Kellie Z. says:

    I’m taking the challenge. I have been wanting to improve in the area of verbal and written encouragement, especially since it’s my hubby’s love language : )

  • Avatar Anna says:

    I wrote a note to a friend who has three small children. I remember those years, and they were bleak and draining, and she is empty.
    Thanks for the contest.