Thursday, November 19, 2009

Parsley at Seasons of My Mind was nice enough to allow me to repost something she had written on her blog from yesterday and I personally feel it fits right into the theme of ARK for God. Won't you join me and enjoy this as much as I did. Please stop by her blog if you haven't already. She is certainly one special lady!

Gift Giving Part 3

When I was still in highschool, our FBLA club went to a nursing home around Christmas time to serve them snacks, sing songs, and offer the residents a small $2 or under valued gift.

I had virtually NO money but I had lucked out shopping one day and found some simple knit gloves on sale. I used these as my gift.

At the nursing home, I got to play Santa. We had a group of about 20 girls, I was one of the thinner ones, but I was the only one willing to put on the Santa suit. I used my jacket as my belly. I'm sure I was a funny sight!

Gifts were randomly handed out. All of the girls were visiting the seniors and bringing them food. I was scanning the room for the one who had opened my gift. I saw her, crying.

I asked her if she liked her gift. She said she loved the gloves. She had lost one of her gloves and said her hands had been getting so cold. She had prayed for some gloves.

Friends, you can imagine what this did to me. My eyes are tearing up right now. God showed me so much that day.
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Today's Tip: Help a child or family out that will be unable to provide this year for their family. Make a donation, offer to purchase gifts or adopt a family and spread the true meaning of Christmas!


  1. I've always loved that. He qualifies the called. It's beautiful.

  2. Kat, I have always loved reading this "God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called. So very true. Blessings,

  3. Well, thank you for sharing my story. If you want to use the next one, you may. I love your blog's focus!

    Have a blessed day.

  4. Hey Kat,

    I stopped by but don't see how to "Share" my post from today. Am I supposed to link up somewhere?


  5. Great story. Can't imagine the happiness those gloves brought to that lady.

  6. OHHH how precious is that!!! i love how the LORD provides and in a situation like this.....OH MY :) sniff sniff

    Sorry I missed you today I will call you tomorrow k

    Love you!

  7. What a beautiful and precious story. I know you felt wonderful about that!


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