My kids are gearing up for a play at church. Audrey and Grace will be singing a song called “Be a Blessing, Not a Pest”. I have it memorized. I’ve heard nothing else for the last two weeks or so (it’s okay Renee. I forgive you). In listening to the words, I was reminded of when my kiddos were little. At one time I had 3 children under the age of 4. I was extremely discouraged because I felt like my social life was non-existent and I was pretty much confined to the house. I pouted about it for awhile and finally came to the realization that there was a place for me to be a blessing to people from home. My kids could be involved and I wouldn’t be sacrificing any of my precious time with them. I decided that I was going to build my own “ministry” through food. That usually includes baking some cookies for anyone that might be on my heart that week or taking a meal to a mom that just needed a break. I can tell you from personal experience that most mom’s won’t turn down the offer for someone to bring them a home cooked meal. They would love to have a break! And it is amazing how a plate of cookies or a dozen cupcakes can make somebody’s day.
My challenge to you is to BE A BLESSING! Find a tired mom, lonely elderly couple or friend to reach out to this week. For those of you that cook for your family every night, make a little extra to share. It doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy. It just needs to be from your heart.