Sunday, April 05, 2009

spt



in my church, we spend this week talking a lot about gifts - the gift of love, the gift of forgiveness, the gift of eternal life...

pretty hard to wrap those gifts up in a box with a pretty bow, wouldn't you say?


this morning, as i helped wrangle eight acolytes (8 children carrying heavy banners and flaming torches and flags with very sharp ornaments affixed to their tops, i might add), my mind kept wandering from the lessons being read.

instead, i was thinking about the gifts. and, as often happens, i struck upon an idea for spt! wouldn't it be great if we spent this month giving gifts!

and before you lovingly remind me of the economic recession, let me add that no money is to be spent on these gifts! let's focus on the gift of service, the gift of a smile, the gift of a repurposed or gently used item, the gift of a kind word. you know, those gifts that would be hard to wrap in a box with a pretty bow.

for tuesday, april 7: gift a family member
for tuesday, april 14: gift a friend
for tuesday, april 21: gift a neighbor, teacher, co-worker
for tuesday, april 28: gift a total stranger

i have a feeling that by the end of this month, the person who will have received the greatest gift is...

YOU!

13 comments:

patsy said...

I absolutely LOVe this!
what a great time of year to be thinking about true gifts- I bet that it has been a fantastic week in church... such a great topic.

DARN it all- (I'm working on my launguage here) I just wrapped up a handmade gift for my mom's birthday this week...... I will ask her to take a photo later. It is the cutest apron, why didn't I take a picture- because I have the gift of being memory challenged! ;)

MeganAnne said...

This sounds like a great SPT challenge. I can't wait to start working on it.

donna said...

wonderful SPT! :)

Date Girl said...

I can't wait to get started!

The monkey bunch said...

You are creative as always.

Alisa said...

I love your ideas- What a great SPT to focus on!

wende said...

i LOVE this. i have fallen off of the SPT wagon as of late, but i have to participate in this challenge! can't wait to get started...no money huh? we'll see.

Alisha said...

Love it, Lelly! This is an SPT challenge I can do!! Happy Easter week to you . . .

Kim Sue said...

can't wait to see all the gift giving :o)

Ann On and On... said...

Sounds good!

Amanda :-) said...

You're consistently good at thinking up new stuff. I'd have run out of ideas months and months ago! And I do sympathise with being distracted during a sermon...I'd love the gift of fixed concentration, please!!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Brilliant!

Beckie said...

What does SPT stand for?