Sunday, May 22, 2011


Good morning everyone!!! I am so excited to challenge everyone today. This is such an easy way to be a part of something "HUGE", so here is my challenge for ALL of you this week!! My fervent prayer is that everyone will accept it and do “something”. As of this morning we had 802 "LIKES" on our facebook page, but over 9464 people that have read and/or visited the blog this week. That is 164 more “LIKES” than last week and 5964 more HITS to the blog, so this is sooooo exciting. I am asking EVERYONE that takes the time to look at this blog or has “LIKED” us on FB to please take up this challenge. This is such a tangible way of helping our communities and changing lives one at a time. All YOU NEED to do is pick up 4 extra items this week and donate to a local food pantry, a shelter, or a family that you know that is in need. None of us can help EVERYONE, but ALL OF US can help SOMEONE, and when we help them, WE SERVE JESUS!! If all 802 people on the FB page did that, that is 3208 items being donated that is over 656 more from last week. THANK YOU JESUS!! I have listed several FREE items below, thus meaning it is NOT costing you any money, just your time to go shopping and most of us will already be shopping. Just think of the impact we can have. Now if you add all the people who have visited the blog to that number, total number of items being donated would be 41,064 items!! We all have to join together and do something "small" (our 4 items) and the end result is "HUGE". Again, make it one better than that and each of you challenge 5 of your friends to take the challenge on and now the donations increase to 164,256 items. God can take our donations, bless them, and use it to touch many!! God wants us to bring what we have to HIM.

~ Matthew 6: 1-4 “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

I want everyone to know when I post my weekly challenge it is definitely not to boast about what is being done, because without CHRIST in the center of it, it will NOT be blessed. My whole purpose of uploading pictures and showing the “HARVEST” is so everyone can see how your "small" donation multiplied abundantly into a ‘HUGE” donation because WE ALL came together to make a difference, so YOUR 4 DONATIONS DO MATTER!! This is truly only something God could do and it was a pretty simple thing to do!! I also want to make people aware of the TREMENDOUS need in our communities for hygienic items. These items are not covered on food stamps and when we give those items they bless people beyond what you could ever imagine. I know. . . I was one of "those" people before. I lived it and lived through it and my mission is to make a difference in someone's life everyday. NOT to get credit, but that is what we are ALL called to do. We should not give expecting someone to act a certain way when we give them a gift, but we should give because we are really giving to Christ!! Matthew 25:40.

PROVERBS 28:27 “ Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.” Let’s have eyes like JESUS this week and help our communities. Let’s reach out to others and be the difference they may be looking for this week.

James 2:14-17 “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

What makes a gift great in God's service is not the magnitude of the gift, it is into WHOSE HANDS the gift is given. Let's give these gifts and trust God to multiply them and change our communities. . . one life at a time. It is that simple with coupons and Christ. I am so excited to see what God has planned this week for our communities. WE CAN ALL DO IT TOGETHER!! Anyone up for the challenge?

I am so excited to see how many of you complete the challenge. PASS THE BLESSING ON and let’s change our communities. . . one life at a time!! GOD IS GOOD. . . ALL THE TIME!!


Anonymous said...

Hello! I am not seeing the $1/1 or the .50/1 I missing it? Thank you.

Joni said...

Those are regional, you may have to purchase from e-bay or a coupon clipping service, just google "coupon clipping services" and it will pull some sites up for you:) Hope that helps!!

Regina said...

I just saw this today and I want to start. I'm new at couponing and so I plan on picking up extra packs of diapers and I have coupons for at least four packs.
Thanks for posting this challenge!