(Last night Baylor, my alma mater, had a HUGE football game. We beat the #1 team in the country. Our family had SO much fun at the game. Here are a few pics before we stormed the field with the other 40,000 fans. Sic ’em Bears!)
The Compassion Bloggers were in Peru this week and the words and stories that flowed moved me to tears and hope. Angie Smith’s post here is a must read. You can check out all the posts, photos and videos here.
To the Woman Who Is Looking for Grace in the Aging – This post from Kristen on the Incourage blog is just beautiful…for any age.
Each week I’m challenging all of us to a simple act of kindness. This week, it’s a biggie. With all the crazy shopping that happens, especially on Friday, the challenge for us is to let someone else go first.
- If you see someone with fewer items at the grocery store, let them go ahead of you.
- If someone seems really stressed out and grumpy from holiday shopping, let’s not give them “the look”, let’s give them grace. Let them go first.
- Even if we are rushing into a store to get one of their featured items, take a step back, pray a simple prayer and ask God if maybe someone else needs it more. Consider giving it up for them.
Look for ways to give to others in the midst of this crazy shopping season.
My friend Anne once told me that she and her mom always pray before they go shopping. That might sound odd, but it’s a habit I’ve tried to adopt.
A simple prayer for wisdom with the resources I’ve been given, grace to consider others needs before my own, and a heart to give instead of get.
This week in the US we celebrate Thanksgiving and I just want to take a minute to say thanks to you. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this community. Thank your for your comments, emails and words of encouragement. Thank you for praying for your family. Thank you for saying HelloMornings. Thank you for following Jesus with such passion that you inspire the rest of us. Thank you for being women of action.
You’re a mom…you’re kind of a big deal.