A Cute Rhyme Takes the Guesswork Out of Gift-Giving

I don't know about you, but I am woefully behind on my Christmas shopping. See, there's this thing called Life, and right now it really seems to have an issue with letting me wander aimlessly down the aisles of Toys 'R' Us, looking for things least likely to end up being donated next year during our annual pre-Christmas toy purge....more

Giving Feels Good (Even in July)

Are you overwhelmed with "volunteer opportunities" this time of year? (These are the cards my 6yo made to hand out to the residents of an elder care home.)...more

If It Is In Your Power To Do Something, Do It!

My husband, myself, my son, and my daughter, all attend the World Revival Church, here on Vivian Rd. in north Kansas City. One day after our church service we decided to explore the area. We came across a thrift store in a strip mall and decided to check it out! ...more

Share the Joy and Pay It Forward: Support Your Social Networks!

'Tis the Season... while we're busy blogging, reading blogs, cooking, and blogging some more, taking a few minutes each day to promote our favorite bloggers can give a significant boost to their own holiday cheer!Here's what I try to do in order to promote my fellow bloggers, and my own blogs... it's all about The Power of Five:...more

Holiday Giving

I think my favorite part of this time of year is how there are so many opportunities to give back.Even in our daughter's school there are at least 3 different collections... that I can think of off the top of my head... that are going on right now. They are such easy things too contribute that there is no way you can't. The simplest things can make a big impact too. ...more

Three Gift Ideas to Change the World

Every year, the international community spends more on gifts during the holiday season than is needed to end hunger for a year. Many of the gifts bought are soon forgotten—raise your hand if you’ve never received socks, candles, or bath salts in your Christmas stocking! Well, here are three ideas for anyone searching of original gifts ideas that will also help feed the world’s hungry! 1. Gift of Hope (gift.wfp.org)...more

Holiday Spirit - True Giving

While holidays are a time for family gatherings, they are also a time of need for many.  The elderly, the sick, the poor, the disabled and many more will find little joy in this holiday as they deal with circumstances beyond their control.  The difficult and uncertain economic times we are all experiencing make this holiday season an important opportunity to find the true meaning of giving - to give and expect nothing in return. ...more