OCC Shoebox Packing Tip | 10-14 yr boy

OCC Shoebox Packing Tip | 10-14 yr boy

As promised, this week I want to share some ideas of things I collected throughout the year to put in my Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Today, we tackle the 10-14 year old boy box. I have no idea which group gets the least number of boxes, but I would assume...
OCC Shoebox Packing tips | Getting Started

OCC Shoebox Packing tips | Getting Started

One of my favorite things to do all year long is gather items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Now that I’ve been doing it for several years, I’ve kind a put a stipulation on myself that I cant spend more than $1 on anything. It really is amazing...
Solutions and Celebrating

Solutions and Celebrating

Its National Cancer Survivors Week and I’m proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to share my story. As I journey through new phases of life, I forget that so many in my world were not there for the hardest days. I was so fortunate to be surrounded...
whats in my basket: Easter lesson for teens

whats in my basket: Easter lesson for teens

On Tuesday afternoons, I spend time with some really cool teenagers at the Mary and Martha Center.  This weekly outing has become one thing i look forward to most every week.  Its a place I’ve started to build community and I love teaching and digging open...
2016 Favorite Things

2016 Favorite Things

Each year one of my “reflection” moments involves looking back at my favorite things.  Some are new things I’ve discovered in the year, others are old favorites I cant get away from and the rest…they are just every day, little simples that...
thoughts on giving: let it be

thoughts on giving: let it be

So its that time of year.  We are finishing wrapping presents.  We are working on the order we want people to open them. We are realizing we have 1 big, high value gift for some and 3 small random things for others. Oh the debacle!!! What do you do? Do you...