This morning, as everyone was rushing around, our little son and I were digging in the pantry.  You see, his class isn’t doing a gift exchange this year.  They are donating food to a shelter in our town that helps people that don’t have anything to eat.

I love the cheery green.

It was a very humbling thing to me, to take food that we have and place it in the bag, knowing that someone, somewhere, would get a meal…made with our groceries.


I could tell that it was touching our son’s heart too.  I love that.  I love it that his sweet teacher decided upon this…in a world that always wants more.  She is teaching these children a huge lesson, about taking care of others.

I loved the way that this picture turned out so it's the only one that I'm posting today.  I will share the other jars later.

He looked so cute with his little grocery bag full of canned food and a brownie mix.  I think that it puffed out his little chest a bit.  I think that he felt like he was doing his part to help take care of someone.  To me, it looked like he was carrying a part of the ministry that Jesus came to teach us about.


In my quiet time, after everyone was out the door, I came across this verse:  Matthew 10:42 “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”  It really is so much better to give, isn’t it?

How fun is that?  Ikr? Pretty fun.

I hope that you have a wonderful day, sweet Dirt Roaders.  May we all recognize the blessing of giving.  After all…there are those that do not have that privilege…because they have nothing to give.


Lord, please help us all,