Giving

November 24, 2015
by Brenda Wood

I'm telling you ahead of time so that you can get ready to participate in Tie One On Day, on the fourth Wednesday of November. EllynAnne Geisal invites us to buy an apron and tie a baked product like bread or cookies into it.

Then tuck a personal note or maybe a prayer into the pocket, and give it to someone in your community who needs some encouragement. The idea is to bring joy to the life of someone in need of it, and to celebrate both the spirit of giving and the generations of women who wore aprons.

Although this day was originated in connection with American Thanksgiving, anyone can try this simple act of generosity. Who knows what might come of it!

Proverbs 11:24-25 – The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped. (MSG)

Prayer: Lord, Your generosity blesses us every day. Give us the common sense to return the favour! Amen.

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Brenda Wood <brenda.w@nextcom.ca>
Sandycove Acres, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for a good word Brenda.


    Great idea! Thank you for sharing it with us.


    Thanks Brenda for sharing this devotional and this idea. Blessings.


    Such a wonderful idea Brenda, God Bless You for sharing this information.


    Yes Brenda, again I liked your thought that composed this morning’s Devotion. Thank you.


    Hi Brenda:
    Count me in. Let me know how this works please.
    Bless you for sending this out. It’s a great idea.


    Amen!


    Dear Brenda, I like your scripture choices.
    I hope you can find really hungry persons to present your gifts to.
    Yes, and really lonely. And persons who need portions of God’s Word can have a portion of God’s love written on a paper that is sticking out from an apron pocket.


    Hi friend.
    Sounds like a good idea if aprons and bread are your thing. I don’t know anyone who even wears an apron so I have found other ways to help individuals in need. To each own eh?


    Dear Brenda,
    I like that little boy.
    Your devotion reminds me that my prayers some days do not include thankfulness. Thank you for the reminder.
    Do you know that we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October? I suppose the difference between Canada and the USA arises because of the longer summers farther south so crops can be grown in the US that ripen later, and garden produce can be left out longer before there is danger of frost.
    But who cares just when? The Day is a good reminder to be thankful at all times.
    Keep writing.

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