Sometimes I think people have forgotten how to treat each other. It’s like one big bad cycle of abuse and bullying that never ends. I often contemplate how we can help stop this cycle. How can we turn the psychological damage done from domestic abuse cycle so it does become a repeated routine. Hurting people hurt people... we know it and see that truth. I also know what one kind and loving encounter can do. Friends we have to love better, help better, do better. Church you are needed more than you realize... time to step it up!!! I think of the many different people Jesus healed in the Bible. I even think about Zacheus who everyone hated. No one wanted to be his friend because his deeds and actions. But one conversation and one act of kindness and love changed him and his actions. He then repayed all his wrongs. What if we could each reach out and show kindness to one person today?? What if we helped stopped a vicious cycle!? What if God wanted to use you to show love and kindness to help a person heal and learn to trust. God use me, use more of your creation to help and love. I want to see more people experience your love and kindness. Lord I want the bad cycles to end and new ones of love and grace to replace them.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t