10.09.2012

A Nifty Thrifty Challenge: Giving

Something that is close to my heart and I have chose for my life is that I serve our Lord. I will honestly say I have not been attending church regularly and building my faith in that way. However, there is never a day that goes by I do not look for God in my everyday life, look for the opportunity to praise Him or open His Word. There are many circumstances in my family and life at the moment that require my faith to be strong in Him and His plan for our lives!

One of the ways I chose to help others is by couponing. I am always looking for items that are cheap or free or deals I can't pass up so I can stock up for things not just for me, but for food pantries, family members who may need it, canned food drives, and my Favorite is Operation Christmas Child! The bible says:



Proverbs 28:27
He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

I do not give because I fear curses. I do not give because I feel I will be repaid for my works. The Bible also says:

 Matthew 6:3-4
But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

I give because I am able to give and would like to think if I was ever in the situation where I was in need there would be someone who was like me and would help because they can. 

Why all the talk of giving? It is time to for a Nifty Thrifty Challenge! Giving to one of my favorite organizations! 

I started giving a couple years ago and last year the Child Care Center I worked at participated in the program which made me really happy! This is a perfect opportunity for so many things:

1.Teaching your child about giving
2.Raiding your stockpile
3.Spreading the work of God to children who may not of heard of him
4.Learning to coupon
5.Fine tune your coupon practice
6.Praise the Lord that you are able to give!

Here is our box from last year (my son and I do a box for a boy each year, soon it will be two!)


This was all purchased for less then 8.00 last year and Chris had fun helping to pick out the items that we donated! It was a great bonding experience! What to fill your box with.

Here is the Challenge: 
Part 1: Fill a box! 
Fill from your stockpile, Fill by only using coupons, Fill from clearance deals! It doesn't matter how, Fill a Box and Donate it!
Part 2: Share a photo of your box and shopping story!
Email me at Jenward0942@yahoo.com!

That wraps it up! Fellow Frugal Friends!

Proverbs 21:26
…the righteous gives and does not hold back.