Like a falling star - that quiet moment when you see and hear and understand a living word from God.
With His Word He can Catch a Falling Star,
He will take you as you are.
Just talk to Him about your life.
The more you turn over to Him, the more He can help.
You may entertain angels unaware
And find peace.
Do Good - sow good seeds, you will reap blessings,
goodness and mercy.
Give - the life you change will be yours.
Wisdom is better tha rubies.
Forgiveness multiplies your harvest.
Life Lessons ~ When you give, you enrich your life.
You are the one who benefits most.
The life you change will be yours.
If you are not giving, you are the one who most needs to give. (You live in a field where nothing is growing. The world is a field.)
There is a special reward for those who feed the hungry and clothe the naked.
What goes around comes around - because your life is a field and you are sowing seeds into it all day long.
"Giving" is "Sowing" and is most productive when it is given without expectation of receiving.
Giving is almost always thankless, but the rewards will be more than you can ask or think.
You are called to be a force for good.
Accomplish great things through giving and serving - you will enlarge your borders.
There is a richer reward for those who choose the greater good of mankind before personal prestige.
Many people who are living in poverty or are homeless have jobs but don't make enough to pay for the basic necessities of life.
Anyone can fall on hard times, it oould happen to you.
What can you give?
Time...Treasure...Talentkindnesswords of encouragement acceptanceprayertimeclothesfood and waterplant a vegetable garden to give awayshoesserviceholiday toy drivestransportationshelteradvicelisteningnegotiate - unfair practicestake a stand for those who can'twrite letters to the editor of newspapers, magazinesdonate your art for charity salestrainingmentoringhire someone to work odd jobscollect coins in a jar every day and donate monthlyskip the donut and donate the moneyone less fountain soda = $45 a month for charity (buy soda in 2 litre bottles)one less latte = $100+ a month for charity (drink instant coffee)water bottles, refill with tap water (flouride helps prevents cavities) = $100+ a month for charity
teach someone to read tutoringtrouble-shoot computer problems for neighborsteach computer skills to neighborsteach internet skillsteach basic skills in your area of expertise at a homeless shelter to assist the residents in acquiring employmentgive bloodgive away old music tapes, cassettes
write resumeswrite fund raising letters to large corporations for nonprofitstake a stand for somethng you believe in even if it is unpopularshare what you have learned in lifeteach the power of commitmentteach young people to "show up" even when they are under pressure - showing up is 80% of lifeteach young people to be silent when they are under pressure and to speak softly
weatherproof your home and your neighbor's hometeach weatherproofing to otherspaint and/or spackle the house of a needy personincome tax assistancecandy striper in a hospitalreading to the sickvolunteer in a local animal shelterman a voting boothsort clothes at a "Good Will" storehand made "get well" cardsask friends and family to give a donation instead of a giving you a holiday or birthday card or giftask friends to sponsor you in a race, walk-a-thon, running, bikingvacation at home and donate the savingsgive away all your shoes and coats except for onegive away clothes you have not worn for a year - they are out of style or don't fit any moresend "thank you" notes to people around youbecome a "big brother" to a lonely childteach "budgeting"lead a scout troopteach kids softball, soccer, football, basketball, tennis, swimming, bowling, scrapbooking, stamping, crafts, art, sketching, painting, photographyteach how to sell arts and craftsserve and/or donate food in a soup kitchenstack and/or distribute food in a food bank
contact your local organization to combat homelessness and hunger to find out what they needorganize your friends and neighbors to provide sandwiches or hot meals weekly or monthly for the homelessorganize donations of bottled drinks for the homeless each weekclaim food that will be thrown away in restaurants, grocery stores, businessesask local business owners to provide or sponsor a dozen meals once a month at a homeless shelterask local business owners to provide a volunteer position to a homeless individual to learn a trade to transition them to self-sufficiencycall local businesses and ask them to donate some of their products or services for an auction or drawing and advertise in newspapers and radio stations which give free public service announcements
sponsor a food drive at church every Sunday to drop off at a food bankask your neighbors to drop off a can, nonperishable item, toiletries, extra unused clothing and blankets in your driveway every Friday to give to a needy family or homeless shelteruse your neighborhood website to request specific donations of items for a local family you have adoptedstart a website or a blog on a social media site to coordinate requests and donations of food or necessary itemscall local churches to ask for a list of requested items for their needy membersneedy families are often looking for items you have in multiples
contact local department and clothing stores for donations of hats, scarves, socks, shoes and gloves for the poorvisit your local "dollar store" for seasonal items you can donate to the poor - they sell gloves, scarves, socks and kitchen utensilsask the manager in every store you shop in for items not selling that they can donate to the needycollect shoes, socks, clothes and coats from your neighborsteach kids to love and respect nature
teach how to feed and provide water for the birdsteach how to build a nesting birdhouse for bluebirdsteach how to raise mealworms to feed bluebirdsteach how to create a bluebird trail of bluebird housesteach the different habits, nesting and feeding habits of birdscleaning birdhousestake out trash and recyclinggrocery shoppingpick up prescriptionspick up newspapers and mail
babysit houseworkwash dishes
dogwalkingvisit elderly residents in a nursing home, read, sing, play music tapes, musical instruments donate unused home items (good, but not needed anymore)furniturebooksitems in basement, garage, atticdonate your old carhelp with yard work, gardening, raking and bagging leaves, bush trimming cleanupsnow removalhelp clean up a local park get your hands dirty doing work nobody else wants to dophotographypaint a mural on a wall in a disadvantaged school or neighborhoodalleviate suffering when you see itrepair a carbuild a house with Habitat for Humanityfill a need give service where neededgive your testimonygive without publicity
Disaster relief or homelessness toiletriesclothesshoesblanketsbottled watercanned foodsdiapersbaby bottles, formulaflashlightsbatteriestoolsfund raising assistancecash
Fund Raiserssell lemonade on the corner for charitybake salecar washpot luck dinnerprize raffleauctionask newspapers and tv stations for publicityhand out and post flyers
Couponsclip coupons and rebates from newspapers, websites, box tops and soup cans to give to a local school program, needy family or homeless shelter.deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, and many more items can be obtained for free or very low cost.
expired coupons can be used by military personnel, who have very low incomes, on base.
Click for Free DonationRead the ads to donate for free.
Find a charity or volunteer:www.charitynavigator.orgwww.volunteermatch.orgidealist.orgwww.give.org (Better Business Bureau) Meals on Wheels, www.mowaa.orgAmerica's Second Harvest (Feeding America)GreenpeacePeace CorpsHabitat for HumanityWorld
Wildlife FundLocal Zoo
Amazon.com provides free shipping to send food and supplies anywhere in the U.S. on orders over $25.00
What do you have to give?
Forgiveness multiplies your harvest.
What can you do?
Who can you help?
The person you think is least deserving of your help may be someone very special who could change the world.
You may entertain angels unaware.
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