Jul 30, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-GIVE

My oldest grandgirl loves to sew and when she comes to Nana's house the first thing she wants to know is, "Nana, do you have some fabric I can sew with?". I LOVE IT!

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


  1. Sweet post today Cindy and what a sweet grandgirl you have. I honestly love the tote bag. Never thought about making one of a vinyl tablecloth.
    Connie Royal

  2. Hi Cindy, what a beautiful post and so true. I love the tote your sweet and giving grand created for 2-Nanny. She is such a dear and learning such a valuable lesson in life. Love the pic and the joy in her smile is priceless. Creating the tote from the vinyl is a grand idea.
    I learned and witnessed from my parents many years ago how it is better to give then receive, as it is in the giving that we are truly blessed. It brings such joy and that gift is a treasure to know and feel in the heart!!

    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a wonderful day and blessings to you and yours.

  3. I believe miss Raygen takes after her Nana with not only her love of sewing, but also her giving heart.

  4. what a happy cutie pie! i love that she sews for others:) her bag turned out lovely, cindy! have a great night!

  5. Hi Cindy,
    I agree with Deb. Raygen is a very sweet and loving little lady. Giving is so rewarding, its one of my biggest joys.
    I love the waterproof tote you two made. You should sell them, beach goers and boaters like myself would buy them up.
    Have the best day ever!

  6. How precious! The little girl already has a talent but the gift of giving is even greater. Sweet and beautiful! Beauty inside and out.


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy