This is a great time of year to bless a family in need. I've already started praying about who it is that God wants my family to bless this year. Last year it was a family of 5 that we prayed about and felt that the Lord was telling us to help them. A friend (thanks Jenn!) and I gathered up several bags full of groceries, toiletries & baby items and were able to truly bless a family during the holiday season. It was great! Giving to others is one of the very best feelings :)
I encourage you to help a family who is struggling during this season. Show them God's love by giving them everyday household and food items that will really impact their family. This is the season for giving. Some people think that you need to be giving gifts or don't bother. That is just not true. I firmly believe that any household food or toiletry item is often times a better gift than something from a store that they may not even use.
This is a great opportunity to get your children involved. It is so wonderful to explain to my legacy that we are doing "God's work" and blessing others because we are so blessed. You can help. You can make a difference. You will blessed for blessing others!
"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you." ~Deuteronomy 16: 17
"A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor." ~Proverbs 22:9