Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Oh No - Computer Issues

I wanted to send a quick note of apology to my readers and followers for being absent for the last week! My computer is having some major issues and despite tons of hours of tech support, they remain unsolved for now :( I wanted to send a quick post that I am thinking of you all though and hope to be back online very soon! In the mean time, if you could continue to send your project ideas that would be great!!

Thanks again for your understanding! Holly

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Armed Forces Day Ideas - The Power of Prayer

Type: prayer
Age: over 2

Recently I was visiting another church in town when a colorful display in the parlor caught my eye. It was a simple table draped in American flags and it contained information about members of the congregation serving in the armed forces. In addition to a display board listing all these heroes, there were similar prayer lists with the names you could take home as well as information about individual soldiers. Listed on a half sheet of paper was the basic information: name, location, rank and then a specific prayer request. Often loved ones had attached emails received from the solider or other updates. I could hardly tear myself away! It was so interesting to read their stories and to know that I could take this piece of paper home and offer a very specific request for him or her through prayer. I have blogged previously about prayer here, but it is certainly worth talking about again, as its impact is so powerful.

I'm sure most of you reading this know someone who is currently serving in our armed forces, so I encourage you and your little heart to begin to pray for that person. Reading the updates from the soldiers, it was apparent how much it meant to them to know that people back home were thinking of them and praying for them daily. Give it a try!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Celebrate Armed Forces Day

On May 15th our country will be recognizing those who have and are currently serving in our armed forces. In celebration of this, the little hearts project will be posting ideas for the next week and a half on how you and your little heart can participate as well.

If you have ideas, stories, projects, organizations or any other related items that we can pass along to others to honor our armed forces, please send ASAP! Check back soon for ideas!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stamp Out Hunger

Type: donation
Age: over 3

The arrival of the mail carrier at our home each day is a time of excitement for both myself and my daughters. There's something about not knowing what fabulous surprise could be delivered for you that is so enticing! However, rather than just waiting for what the letter carrier could bring for you this week, we have a unique opportunity with our little hearts to give something back.

On Saturday May 8th, letter carriers nationwide will be collecting non-perishable food donations left in your mailboxes. Donations will be given to Feeding America, the nations largest hunger relief organization. In mere minutes, with a little guidance from you, your little one should have no problem finding items in your pantry or kitchen that can be donated. This is also a great time to talk with your kids about the problem of hunger in our country. For some additional information, check out the website here.

It might be a pretty simple project, but be sure that you and your child will have a huge impact 'stamping out hunger!'

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