The Joy of giving…”a window of giving”

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This time of year especially, something weighs on my heart… The homeless! How many times have I driven by people with signs standing on the side of the road?… Many times! Should I give them money?? I rarely carry cash and I would rather give them substantial items. I always want to give them food but by the time I get back to the spot where I saw them, they are gone!

Here is the project! ” a window of giving”. I am hoping and praying this will catch on and others will follow!! Have pre made bags of food and personal items for the homeless In your car at all times! My friend Denise and I found everything at the dollar stores.. Even hats and gloves! We even found water resistant drawstring sacks for just a dollar. We found Bibles for a dollar, which are going into every bag… so excited!! You can make a bag for around ten dollars and provide a few things that could last all winter! That’s just two Starbucks drinks for you! What a perfect time to start this..it is the season of giving after all! This is not a big thing but just a little gesture, some little treats to make a person feel loved and thought about. The other day a friend posted a link on facebook where others are already carrying similar bags in their cars ,so some people are already doing this…yea!! Above I have pictures of some of the items we put in our bags. Theses are just ideas. Be creative and put what you feel is needed in your bags. Make your window a ” window of giving”!

Also check out the link below! This is a great event our church does every first Saturday of each month!
http://www.brookwoodchurch.org/default.aspx?page=3733&eventId=7028

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“If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
James 2:15-17

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