Thursday, 19 December 2013

New clothes with a purpose

Who doesn't like getting new clothes? I love getting new clothes and it's even more exciting when the clothes are made with a great purpose behind them.
Recently I ordered two shirts from Sevnely teams up with a different charity each week, helping raise funds and awareness for 7 full days. Each item bought gives $7 to the charity of the week. I happen to think this is great because buying new clothes or other things is great but knowing that $7 dollars from each purchase goes to a good cause makes it fantastic!
When I ordered my shirts the charity of the week was Operation Christmas Child, my all time favorite charity. This organization is a company that distributes shoes boxes full of gifts to people that wouldn't normally get a gift at Christmas. People fill a shoe box with hygiene items, school supplies, toys, and candy and they are given to less fortunate kids. Also most of the time they give out a book called The Greatest Gift which talks about Jesus and the salvation story. The money from the purchases on sevenly went toward the shipping costs of the boxes.
Here are pictures of the shirts I ordered:

Now I just have to wait for them to come in the mail :)
I would encourage you to check out soon!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Always bring the sunshine of Jesus :)

One of my favorite quotes is:

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

It's one of my favorites because it is such a great concept to keep in mind. It doesn't matter whether you are going to work, school, hanging out at home, or going to a friends place, it's so important as a Christian to bring the sunshine of Jesus wherever you go. There is always someone watching you even if there is no one around because Jesus is always watching.
I know that it is sometimes hard to bring the sunshine of Jesus with you in some situations but I promise you that is you do it, it will be well worth it. God will bless you for it even if you don't notice those blessings at the time.
 I don't know if that's what Anthony was implying when he wrote this but that's what I think about when I read it. So I challenge you tomorrow no matter what you are doing bring the sunshine of Jesus with you and just watch and see what He might do!