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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Are You Hungry? How About A Beauty Spree...

Jesus didn't ask us to first evaluate the circumstances of the poor when He said to feed them.

There are people in your local community who are hungry. Maybe they're hungry because they lost a job, made foolish financial decisions, or just can't seem to make ends meet. Either way, you can help.

You've heard of shopping spree's right? Of course you have! You've gone on a few yourself...for yourself, right? It's okay, we've all done it (well, many of us). But how about going on a "beauty spree?"

What's a beauty spree you ask?

A beauty spree is when you go out to buy items, such as food, to help those in need. Helping people - loving them and meeting their needs - is beautiful. Beauty isn't what we wear, how long our eye-lashes are, how perfectly small our nose is or how cute we are in that new dress...no, beauty is a condition of the heart.

Let's mold our hearts (and our children's hearts) into something really lovely. Let's feed the poor today.


Call up your local food bank and ask what their immediate needs are. Get the kiddos and go on that beauty spree! You will not only be loving God by loving others, you will be a living example of true beauty to your children.

Being beautiful works for me!

(Don't have a local food bank? How about donating a $1 to blood-water mission?)

"When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 23:22

"If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered." Proverbs 21:13

"He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses." Proverbs 28:27

"Jesus answered, If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'" Matthew 19:21

"But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind." Luke 14:13


Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

That is a wondeful post Sarah!
Collette xxx

She's So There said...

I love this Sarah! We lived in a community in Arkansas where 81% of the population was making under $14K per family, how fun it was to load the truck up at the Pop Eyes processing plant and then bring home literally hundreds of cans to share, once a month they let us buy them for 10 cents a can to use that way! (Go Popeyes) Hunger is a horrible thing both physically and spiritually!

Kris said...

Another truly wonderful post.

Marci @OvercomingBusy said...

The kids will love going on a beauty spree! What a great way to share God's love. Thanks!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

We just went on a beauty spree with the kids for school supplies-the kids love bringing them to church for the supply drive. So much fun!

simplebeauty said...

What a wonderful reminder and idea! What is Blood-Water? I need to go check that out. I know I've heard of it before!

Wonderful ideas!

Thank you!

Jennifer said...

It is a great way to spend an afternoon... highly recommend it!!

Kathy C. said...

Sarah thank you for that beautiful post!

Sarah said...

Oh I love this! What a perfect thing to do to practice being a sheep!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

Some food pantries will allow you to donate extra food from your garden to share. They usually have you call ahead and they have certain days for drop offs.

Go here http://www.ampleharvest.org/index.php

to find a food pantry near you that will allow it.

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