Friday, August 24, 2018

Back To School Lunchtime

Do you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or just special little friends starting school this week?
Have you ever had lunch with them at school?
This is something that I have found most all children enjoy.  Having a guest for lunch at school. Sometimes I have made plans with my children for this so they are anxiously waiting. Sometimes I have simply shown up and they were pleasantly surprised.
I’ve purchase lunch for us and brought it in and I’ve also purchased lunch in the school cafeteria. Either way was always fun.
This is a special way to get to know the other kiddos having lunch with mine.
The teachers also enjoy seeing adults take time out to visit the school and get to know them.
Definitely check with the school admin to make sure you know their policy on visitation. They will appreciate that as well.
Try it out! Maybe even just once per semester. It’s a quick and easy way to bless your little ones and even those around them.

Hoping your school year is getting off to a good start!

As always,
Be Prepared To Bless

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Do you "Rock"?

If you haven't gotten into "rocking" I encourage you to search it out in your area and get involve. It has become a nationwide family activity here in the United States.  We "rock" locally as well as nationally AND some even internationally! It is fun for all ages and skill levels.

We use mostly smooth river rock. Of course you can go pick up your own off of the bank of a river or purchase them from either a landscaping company, home improvement store or discount stores. Even purchasing them is very inexpensive.

We usually coat them with inexpensive base.  Any kind of clear coat is good. Then use various ways of decorating them from permanent markers to to acrylic paint, crayons, craft paint etc. After they are dry we give them another coat of clear sealer such as Modge Podge or a spray on of some type.

We use Facebook to interact with others.  Our town, as well as most, have a page made by a local person with just the name of our town followed by the word Rocks, such as "Abilene Rocks"  On the back or your rock and before you give it the final seal you would want to simply write fb #abilene rocks. Then take a picture and upload to your areas page so everyone knows you are planting this rock.  Some people give hints as to where to find it if your town is big enough.

We have several parks that we hide in plus at entrances of local businesses, at the library, outside of a children's dentist office, ice cream shop etc.

The person who finds your rock should take a picture and post on the fb page so that you know who found it. Then that person has the choice of keeping it and replacing it with another or even just rehiding it.

It makes for a lot of fun to get the family together painting and then outside for sunshine and exercise.

For those who travel on vacation it is always fun to take rocks with you, with your fb page noted on the back, and hide along the way during your trip.  Then wait and see if anyone finds and posts your rock. You can always join another towns fb pages and post there that you have dropped a rock for them to find. Another fun way is to indicate on the back of your rock that you would like for it to travel so if someone finds it they can post and let you know they have gotten it and where they have moved it to. Since this is a nationwide activity your rock could travel all over the county.

Get everyone involved. Even home bound or older folks who may not be able to get out would surely enjoy. Check with local nursing homes, shelters, adult day care facilities and such. Ask if they would consider allowing their clients to use this as an activity. Then have someone pick the rocks up and hide for them.  They will be most please to see a picture of a child with a smile, holdng their rock that they have painted.

This is also a great Sunday School activity. Include a scripture reference on your rock.  When someone finds it they are likely to open their Bible to research and be blessed by what they read.

The picture here are a few that my family has painted.  I would love to see yours.

Have fun "rocking" and feel free to share your creations with me.  As always

Be Prepared to Bless,


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Christmas Shopping in June- And Every Month In Between

Although I am a bit late posting this Month's Operation Christmas Child's June shopping list hopefully, if you haven't already searched out the suggestions you still have plenty of time to stop by and pick up a few toys for your box or boxes.

Dolls, whistles and jump ropes seem easy enough to fit into a shoe box, However, soccer balls are much loved by the kids receiving these boxes as well. How could you possibly fit a ball in the box, you might be wondering.  It's actually much easier than you would think. Deflate the ball and it roll it up. Now it takes up much less room. There is also room for the air pump and needle so that when the child receives it, having a useful and very fun item is quick and easy to prepare.

We are about half way there.

Happy shopping and remember to always

Be Prepared To Bless!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Locks of Love

When the seasons change it not only changes the colors of the leaves on the trees, it also brings with it many changes in our fashion style. Jackets to sundresses and boots to flip flops.

It also means a change in hairstyle for a lot of folks. The long hair gets really hot during the summer months and some feel it's time for it to GO!, which usually means on the floor of a salon, quickly swept up and into the trash.

But wait, what if all of that unwanted hair could make a HUGE difference in another persons life.

It's called LOCKS OF LOVE. This is a public non-profit organization that provides a new look for financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada.  When a child loses their hair from a long-term medical condition, the gift of a prosthetic hair piece can bring back a child's self-esteem, confidence and smile.

There are many ways you can get involved with LOCKS OF LOVE besides giving your hair.

If you have a salon, please consider registering to participate.

Plan an event benefiting this caring organization.

Monetary donations are welcome also. This helps LOCKS OF LOVE pay for the actual prosthetic that the donated hair is coupled with to make the hairpieces.

 For more information as well as rule and regulations please visit  Locks of Love website


According to Locks Of Love dot org, there are many fraudulent parties out there using their name to raise funds etc. in unethical ways. Please make sure to verify that an event or salon is properly affiliated with this organization.

When it's time for a new do, please

Be Prepared To Bless