Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 20, 2012 ~ Day 20: Giving our hearts (with a snowflake)

You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; 
You encourage them, and You listen to their cry.
Psalm 10:17

Thoughts ~   God uses us to encourage one another, to help us smile on difficult days, to remind one another about the Love of our Father. Day 20 of Giving our Hearts through God’s Love just might be the perfect way to heal a little bit ourselves and to show love in action. At least it feels so right to me and I am grateful to my friend Vicki for directing me to this wonderful idea. I haven’t made paper snowflakes in years but that is what today is about. Sending snowflakes to the children returning to Sandy Hook after the Christmas break. Helping make their school a little magical and fun despite the tragedy. The designer of evil would like nothing more than the children to live fearful and hate-filled lives, but with our prayers and participation, I think we can make their school something beautiful.

Actions ~ “When the children of Sandy Hook Elementary go back to school, the National Parent Teacher Association wants them to be greeted by a winter wonderland. You and your child can help welcome the students back to school, which will be in a new building, by making unique snowflakes! The snowflakes are due by January 12. Please send them to:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103 Hamden, CT 06514

This is a Pinterest link to learn how to make paper snowflakes:

This won’t cost us anything but white paper that is in our printer already unless you get all glittery.  You can place them in a large brown envelope and get them mailed asap. Another thing that can be done is go to a local Hobby Lobby the day after Christmas and you might find lots of deep-discounted snowflakes. What a special opportunity to get our children and grandchildren involved too! Have fun sharing the Love of the Lord by encouraging the children in Connecticut.

Prayer ~ Lord, may our snowflakes be blessings to the children who return to Sandy Hook Elementary School.  I pray that they feel comforted and also that they are able to move forward and live full lives.  I pray they learn to love You too and hope that evil will not be a focus in their growth as students. Amen.

Trusting in the Lord,

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