"We know what real love is from Christ's example in dying for us. And so we also ought to lay down our lives for our Christian brothers (and sisters!).
"But, if someone who is supposed to be a Christian has money enough to live well and sees a brother in need, and won't help him - how can God's love be within him?
"Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions." 1 John 3:16-18
Hello friends! Today a friend from my church shared with me some long term troubles she has been going through in her life. She has gone through much physically, emotionally and financially. Without going into all the details, she is with out a job, without a car, without a phone and in need of money to help pay the bills. She has some family support, but not enough to cover the bills.
I wish I could share with you all of her story, but I respect her privacy. Just know, her situation broke my heart and brought tears to my eyes. So many negative things have come into her life and they just seem to keep coming at her. She loves the Lord, but doesn't know how much more she can take.
After talking with my friend this morning, and praying with her, I thought, "how can I just walk away and do nothing?" The above verses came to me and hit hard. What can I do?
Well, I started this blog as a place to encourage people to give love away. I started making liluga's (stuffed plushies) to give away to people in need of encouragement. I got lazy with it over the years, but it is still a passion on my heart.
My idea? To raise some money through my liluga's and donate 100% of the money to this dear friend.
For starters, I have a basket full of birds who are ready to be kicked out of the nest. They need a new home!
I am asking for a minimum donation of $15 per bird. And I am willing to hatch new birds to help raise money for her.
Your donations will go to helping a sister in need, and you will be blessed by a new little friend to brighten your day.
To donate, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me know which bird you want, I can always make more!