We are His Hands- A Lesson on Service with Free Printable

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Last month I was asked to give a lesson on service for the ladies at church. There is a General Conference talk from April 2010 given by Dieter F. Uchtdorf that I absolutely love and it became the perfect outline for my lesson. The talk opens with the following: A story is told that during the bombing of a city in World War II, a large statue of Jesus Christ was severely damaged. When the townspeople found the statue among the rubble, they mourned because it had been a beloved symbol of their … [Read more...]

Smash Your Fears- Lung Leavin’ Day

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Smash Your Fears! We hope today's post will raise awareness for a charitable effort and help people everywhere find joy and a sense of humor in times of trial. Please meet Heather... We want you to hear Heather's story from Heather herself: Having a sense of humor is how Cameron, my husband, and I got through a very scary and trying time. In November 2005, I found out I had malignant pleural mesothelioma. To help save my life, I underwent a surgery known as an extrapleural … [Read more...]

Fight Like a Girl: 10 Breast Cancer Awareness Crafts & Ideas

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Last week's most popular link in our link party was "8 Words that Changed My Life"- a sweet blog post written by Holly who shares her journey of being diagnosed with breast cancer while planning a wedding all before her soon-to-be-husband was deployed to Afghanistan! (Have you counted your blessings today??) It is a must-read, really puts things into perspective! With this month being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought it would be appropriate to feature a topic of projects I've never … [Read more...]

Cupcake Liner Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary

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The PTA leaders of all of the schools in Newtown, PA are requesting our help in supporting the families whose lives were turned upside down after last Friday's tragedy. If you're looking for a way to show sympathy and encouragement for this community, here is a project that is in need of support. It is a perfect activity for the entire family, or for any individual who'd like to help. Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland! When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. … [Read more...]

A Season of Service “The Giving Tree”

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Often times we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and we don't take time to enjoy this time of year. I sometimes look back at the start of the new year and think, "I can't believe the holidays are over already!" So in an effort to preserve this time just a bit and focus less on the commercialized aspects of the holidays, I came up with a fun idea to encourage a season of service with my family- I call it "The Giving Tree". This is our family's "Giving Tree". When we do … [Read more...]