Monday, January 28, 2008

Doing Instead of Talking

Sorry folks - no Monday Moment today. Remember all that resoluting about mattering? Well today at Freeman House we're doing instead of talking. Special thanks go out this morning to Rick and my Minnesota gal Kathi; Rick donated tons of shampoo, conditioner, and hand lotions, and Kathi sent two enormous boxes of Colgate toothpaste - straight from the manufacturer - to add to the goodies we're making up for Hope Haven, a local women and children's shelter run by the Highway 80 Mission. God bless y'all real good, as my crotchety old neighbor Mrs. Carpenter would say.

Also, to those of you who rushed over to order Scrappy Bags, thanks. That's a few of them, above. I was tickled with the way they came together, and hope you will be, too. They're all in the mail... straight to you from Freeman House. Enjoy! (And you should know that a percentage of all Freeman House Shop purchases goes toward youth outreach ministries in east Texas. So God bless y'all real good, too.)

Yep, today we're doing instead of talking. (Or reading online devotionals.) So smile at someone today. Make a phone call. Send a letter. Buy someone dinner. Pray for someone. Tell someone you love them. It doesn't take much to matter.

'I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least
of these brothers of mine,
you did for Me.'
-Matthew 25:40

11 comments:

Minnesota Kathi :) said...

Happy Munday to you Brin! You make me smile :), thank you for the kind words! I'll miss your Monday Moment today but we all need time to "do" things in our lives as well.

I want to thank you for all of your wonderful posts, pictures, recipes and the time you take to make me smile and think about life. You have made my world a better place for knowing you through your wonderful blog!

I hope you're feeling better today :)

Mandy said...

I only found you a short time ago- I read today, and I see Highway 80 rescue mission- I think "surely thats not the 'same" rescue mission." Then you speak of east texas... so I guess I should say Howdy neigbor! Its a small world wide web.

Mandy in Longview

MyLifeWithTrent said...

Amen, sister! Today I'm going to go help a friend. Remember that old saying about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions? Here's to DOING! Love ya! Janie

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I too miss the Monday Moment but sure do understand about getting things done! Enjoy your day and your such a blessing!

Firefly Hill said...

I enjoy your blog Brin! So many wonderful things you are doing--for people and animals too! bless you....

Annie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Tuesday Times are good...or maybe Wednesday Wonders? LOL!

It's great to do, Brin, just great!

Bax said...

I'm so impressed that you're making good on your resolution. God Bless YOU real good! : )

Jan

Jillian said...

I liked reading this post...DOING instead of TALKING. Great motivation! Thank you.

betty r said...

Thanks for the reminder, Brin!
Today I tried yourrecipe for Strawberry Sugar cake and it is scrumptious..I'll make it again and will try a different fruit next time, I have some apricots in my freezer.

betty r said...

Oops that was bread and not cake..

SweDaisy said...

I found your blog through Mabel's House and found your "new" home adventure to be most exciting. It's like a grain of sand and you are the oyster to turn it into a beautiful pearl! Fantastic!

Take Care,
Lisa