So needless to say she began to go through some fabric. She cracks me up because each piece that she picks up she will tell me what she thinks would be awesome (as she says) to make out of it. This time though she decided that we would make her great-grandmother, also known as 2-Nanny a tote bag. We decided to use a regular heavy duty vinyl tablecloth....I had several different ones but she picked out the one that she knew 2-Nanny would love.
The country print is what we went with. Hearts, stars and all the colors that 2-Nanny loves.
We doubled it so the outside and the inside would be the same. Water proof and clean up is easy with the Tablecloth tote bag!
Our Raygen is a "giver" and gives from her little 10 year old heart. Each week I watch her as she (excitedly) places her money in the offering plate at church. She has donated bags of clothes for a clothing drive and just told me that she was going to go through some of her (Nicer baby dolls as she calls it) to give to some little girls for Christmas that might not get a doll for Christmas. And well...Can I just say...Melts my heart!
The Bible says, "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38
I could sit here and tear this verse apart to give you the true depth of the meaning. I could very easily come up with a Bible Study based on this one verse at how we are to give to those that need and to help others. But just for today I want to say that when we give to others, regardless of whether is money, time, a smile, or a simple little tablecloth tote bag and it's done from the heart our Lord blesses and blesses and blesses! There is nothing that we do for Him that will go unrewarded.
I want to post a question. If what is done for you is based on what you do for others what will the outcome be for you? As my man will say at times....WE WILL REAP WHAT WE SOW!
For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
We can't out-give God in any area of our life.
Not even with our smiles!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy