Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"we encourage" - That Good Idea

Do you do what I do? 
I hear a great idea and I think to myself, "what a great idea!". 
And many times that is where it ends.

So today I plan on changing that.
Over the past week two women I love dearly gave me two wonderful ideas and I plan to implement them.

Last weekend I spent time with this lovely. I admire her more than I can say. She is one of the most thoughtful people I know.

Leslie told me about the "book club" she does with her kids {who are the same age as my 2 oldest}.
She sets aside time during the week to read aloud to them. I have been having them read quietly during the day but I love this idea. What a great way to spend time together! I know her kids are going to have wonderful memories of that time spent with her.
It will be a bit challenging because I will need to find something to keep my little ones busy but I'll figure something out.
So I plan to start "book club" this week.
And I think we will start with this...
                                                                            Source: christianbook.com via Jami on Pinterest

Thanks Leslie!

After a great weekend I was blessed to vacation with my friend Tracy.
She also happens to be an amazing  christian author and speaker. I love her.
A bunch of us ladies were talking and Tracy shared with us how she remembers to pray for her children's future spouses.
This is something I know is important and something I don't do nearly enough.
She explained how she has one vase for each of her children. When she has pennies, from the laundry or where ever else, she puts them in her son's vase and prays for his future wife and their marriage. The pennies are being saved for his rehearsal dinner.

                                                                               Source: google.com via Jami on Pinterest

Silver coins get saved for her daughter. When she adds them into the vase she prays for her daughter's future husband. These coins will one day help pay for her wedding.
What a gift she is giving them.
What a gift she gave me by sharing this.

I am constantly amazed by the women the Lord has put into my life. I am eternally grateful for their wisdom, creativity and heart to serve the Lord.

Ok friends, take that good idea you recently found and make it happen. I know you'll be blessed by it.



stacey said...

love the book club idea!! awesome. what great memories that will be for your kiddos. :)

Cory said...

I am just like you. I hear such good ideas & think "wow, that's cool." Then that's that.

I love these 2 ideas so much! Let us know how it goes!

kaylee@life chasers said...

LOVE both of these.

Kelly said...

both such fabulous ideas
thanks for sharing them

No(dot dot)el said...

I Love that penny Idea. I'm stealing that one for sure. Thanks for hosting the link up.

Katie said...

that book club idea is wonderful! i want to do that with my future kids!

Leslie @ top of the page said...

oh. my. gosh. that coins idea is awesome. i love it!! the kids and i have one more sitting until we finish the first book in the Narnia series. did i tell you that?? to say it's good is such an understatement. thanks for sharing and for all the nice words :) wish we could hang out every week. really.

Krista said...

What wonderful ideas! So great of you to share because I'm sure they will now bless lots of us moms (and kids too) :)

Laura@Splendor said...

I really love the idea of reading a book with the kids. I want to find one for Asher and Bella's age. {6 1/2 and 4} Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Julie said...

Love, love, love both ideas but especially the prayer and loose change idea! Getting "pinned" now so I can spread the word and remember to do it. Thanks Jami and Tracy.