Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Sundays ~ Thoughtful Friends

According to Wikipedia, a random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual.

For the last several days, we've been on the receiving end of some wonderful acts of kindness, although I don't believe them to be random at all.
We've been on the receiving end of folks desiring to a blessing to our family ... & our hearts have been touched more than we can express.
We've seen thoughtfulness demonstrated by friends who really care ... & wanted to make sure we knew it.
We've felt that loving embrace ... at a time when we needed it most.
To sum it all up, we've seen love in action.

These scriptures have come to mind all week:

John 13:35  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
{This was the topic of James' sermon last week!}

Eph. 4:32  And be ye kind one to another.

1 John 4:12 If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Leo Buscaglia said this:  Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. 

We have been blessed & encouraged this week by many people ...
& we thank God for each of you.

Carissa ~ for the delicious from-scratch cheesecake.
You made the fellas in the house mighty happy campers.
They were in cheesecake heaven!

Our 'Get Well Soon' cheesecake ... see all the meds in the background ;)
Half blueberry + half cherry = total deliciousness
Thank you, Carissa ~ brightened our day & our spirits!

Jenny ~ for the delightful handmade pillow.
You are so talented!
I love it & will treasure it always.

Brian ~ You were a blessing to Garrett when he wasn't expecting it.
The Mountain Dew for Gunnar & Riley, well, you picked their favorite!

Erica ~  for treating our boys to dinner & games.
They had a ball!
They loved the pizza & games, but spending time with you & Matt was
what they enjoyed the most!
Erica also inquired whether 2 boys who we've been bringing to church had Bibles ...
& upon learning that they did not, she bought them both a brand new Bible.
I think this made me the happiest of all!

And last, but not least, thank you to all who called, texted & emailed ...
& to everyone who prayed for us.
Those very prayers were 'felt' all week long.

Someone once said that kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. 
To all of you who've sewn into our lives this week, get ready cause here it comes!


  1. Thank God for the blessings of great friends and neighbors!

  2. Just stopped by from Raising Homemakers. That cheesecake looks yummy!