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Let’s take a mom out to eat with Causes.com

Having been to a shelter, I can say it was a fight for food sometimes. Picture 20 or so women each with multiple kids all living in the same building. And sharing one kitchen. And sharing a few bathrooms. There was nothing private about it. I didn’t leave my home with any groceries. I didn’t even think of eating. I just wanted to get out of there in one piece and protect my children. I was tired of the abuse and the cycle.

So the kids and I went to the domestic violence shelter for 30 days. Imagine when I found myself in a building with one kitchen, a few bathrooms, and a houseful of women and children. The women would fight over freezer space, and shelf space in the kitchen. It was a fight for privacy in the bathroom. When I did buy a few things at the grocery store, I had to write my name on them in black magic marker and put them in the community kitchen. Sometimes, they would just disappear. I know it was hard for all of us. Yet this was the last thing I wanted to have to go through after leaving my home.

That’s why Prayers and Promises is donating Gift Cards to those affected by domestic violence at causes.com To let a mom go out to dinner with her kids and help her remember that she will make it. To provide a small token of hope – that things will change for the better. Let’s put our Prayers and Promises to work and be a blessing to those in need.

Sign the pledge – buy a card – feed a mom and her kids today!

 

Here is the link to the Pledge: https://www.causes.com/campaigns/72192-provide-food-and-gas-gift-cards-to-domestic-violence-victims

Causes.com site

“Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.” Luke 6:37-38
The Message (MSG)

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Be a Blessing

Be A Blessing

What has God blessed you with? Health? Money? Talent?

How are you blessing others with His Gift?  This video was featured today on GodTube.  It is Kyle from Give Back Films.  What a great idea!

For me, the Lord has blessed me with the gift of music.  I use that gift to praise Him as I lead the Worship Team at our Church.  I also write and record music to help my sisters escape from Domestic Violence.  And soon, I will be helping one of my sisters in the Lord start a Children’s Choir at Church.  I am thinking we could do a Praise Dance thing too – I love when kids dance and sing.  It reminds me of my days working at the School District in Special Ed.  I used to lead the class in a “Large Motor Development” section.  That meant we went down to the multi-purpose room with big balls and hula hoops and sang and danced!  That was fun…

What about you – who have you blessed today?

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