Friday, March 27, 2009

Company Girl Coffee 03.27.09

Morning Company Girls!

Hope everyone has had a good week. Mine was very busy and went very quickly. You can check out my recent life events in my post from a few days ago, A few life events.

Today I read a short devotion and I want to share a part of it.

"If you want to be a loving person, don't start by taking on the needs of the world. Because we can't do everything, we often don't do anything. Start with caring about one person and build from there. You can't do everything, but you can do something."

Showing Christ's love does not require founding a missions organization or raising $100,000 for a local charity. You can show Christ's love in simple ways. Carry an item for an overloaded doors, say please and thank you, smile. There are so many simple things you can do to brighten someone's day and help them feel loved. So pick one act of love and do it. It will take two seconds. And your Father in heaven will be beaming when He sees His child showing His love and compassion to others.

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?" - Matthew 5:43-46

Alright on to the trivia...

From last week: What people in the Old Testament detested shepherds?

Answer: The Egyptians.
...all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians." - Genesis 46:34

This week's trivia: In what horrible way did Samson set fire to a bunch of Philistine grain fields?

Have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for your devotional moment. I often feel like I fail at so many things...because I try to do and be so many things. I will focus on one at a time :)

    Um, I just read this story about Samson...and I can't recall. I know it has something to do with animals...

  2. That's a good thought for the day there. I'll trying to remember that when I feel like I've failed.

    I looked at your life events post, and I have to agree with you about the window-washing job! Not something I'd relish doing.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    Best wishes,

  3. Agh, didn't he tie burning torches to the tails of foxes and let them loose in the field? That's from memory - was it pairs of foxes?

    Loved that devotional. It's so true that the little kindness and acts of love bring joy out of proportion to the effort involved. Certainly a good lesson for me to learn - I tend to want to make the big gesture, when the little things, over time, mean even more.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  4. Someone was just telling me yesterday that I had taken on too what you said in your devotional is certainly something to consider!

  5. Oh thank you for those sweet thoughts. I often like I am not doing enough. Today I'll try to help someone rather than many someones.

  6. Amen! Thanks for sharing that today.

  7. Thanks for sharing that. It's true...we can't do everything or help everyone, but I think it does make a difference when we show love in simple ways.

  8. What a wonderful post! Simple, random acts of kindness must certainly make the Lord certainly does for me when I am the recipient!

    Foxes...he set their tails on fire and released them into the field!

    Bless you,

  9. Hi, Don't worry, I am doing the SAME THING. With a toddler, I seem to be behind on a lot of things these days. And keeping up with blogs is one of them. :D

    It's nice to meet you. Thank you so much for stopping by my site. I really enjoyed the devotional you shared. It's a timely message that's for sure.

    Looking forward to getting to know you and the others on Company Girl Coffee. Have a GREAT Week!