Keep A Little Christmas In Your Heart Every Day

Hi there!

It’s​ the end of January and Christmas is ​just a memory.  It seems like summer just ended and we are already in the new year.  Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is over.  

This is your golden opportunity to serve others.  Christmas is the time of year when most everyone has a heart toward helping others.  We see the Toys for tots boxes sponsored by the United States Marine Corps, the volunteers who ring the bells for the Salvation Army donations, shoe boxes for children in third world countries, coat drives, nursing home visits, poinsettias given to the elderly and shut-ins, Angel trees where people take a name and buy gifts for the child who would otherwise not receive any Christmas presents.  Yes, it is a wonderful time of the year and I am so thankful for all the wonderful things people do for others, even strangers in this time.  People’s hearts seem to be touched at Christmas more than any other time of the year.

It isn’t hard to get a person/people involved in a service project during December.  I love all of the services that are accomplished and if you are a part of a project to help others, I want to personally thank you for your sacrifice.

Now we are deep into the winter season and people are still going through the ups and downs of life.  People still need us.  What a blessing that God has gifted us in so many ways.  We have the ability to share our blessings all year, and it may be even more important to share now when it’s not as expected.  The impact may be even more significant because it’s not expected.

If you aren’t currently involved in an effort to help, may I suggest a few services that you, your family, your friends or maybe the group from your church or neighborhood could easily do any time of the year. ​

  • ​Thinking of you cards  or caroling for your local nursing home/or shut-ins from your church or neighborhood (yes, singing can be done all year!)
  • Plates of cookies or candies for neighbors/family/friends  
  • Food donations to the local food bank, homeless shelter
  • Visits to hospitals, especially children’s wards with coloring books, crayons, markers, small toys
  • Cakes/cookies to your local first responders (fire, police, ambulance)
  • Help a friend shop (many people need a ride to the store or to doctor visits)
  • Take a meal to a family who is struggling to get through the month
  • Find an elderly person in your church, neighborhood or workplace who may be alone and do something special for them
  •   Pay a meal/coffee forward from someone who is totally not expecting it

 There are many ways that you can do a small service to help another person during this “wonderful time of the year”.  My challenge to you  is simply to “DO SOMETHING”.  

We’d love to hear about your services!  Please connect with us on Face Book and share about your ministry.  

We’d also love to pray for your ministry, so feel free to share your prayer needs with us.

 Hugs, Margie

About the Author Margie Winnie

Margie Winnie helps people find their happy place in their walk with God. She been in women’s ministry for over thirty years serving as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry leader, and has a long history of public speaking and singing. The author of "A Place Of Sweetness", she is currently writing "Mama’s Legacy". Margie is married, the mother of three children and two step-children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as being "Mama" to many motherless ladies. She is the founder of WIGS (Women In God’s Service), a service ministry for Christian women.

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