Author Daneille Snowden

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I have been happily married for 26 years to my best friend, soul mate and partner in the ministry-Brad. Graced by God with three wonderful children of whom I have home schooled for 19 years. I am also an ordained minister and love to teach God's Word as well as lead worship in our churches we pastor. Oh and yes, my dh and I have Pastored for over 22 years and thank the Lord for using us.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

KEEP GIVING, EVEN WHEN IT APPEARS YOU HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE!

 copyright(c)2015 Daneille Gray Snowden
2015                          
 
KEEP GIVING, EVEN WHEN IT APPEARS YOU HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE!

Money is most definitely tight these days. And for some the belt is quite snug! [Wink]

I read a quaint blog article how to give when you don't have nothing to give. There was some excellent ideas in there and my hat is off to the author.

First of all, no matter who you are: a child, parent, single mom, single dad, elderly, jobless or your budget is tied up in shoelaces - YOU STILL HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE!

Deuteronomy 16:17 "Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you."

 Tangible gifts are fun, yes? I like to receive them and give them as I am able. Yet, I will share with you that the gifts I treasure the most, are the one's from the heart; that were either words written on a paper from my husband and children, as well as home made crafty gifts from others. They seem to touch the deepest part of my soul and the gifts I truly treasure.

Allow me to share with you some ideas for you as the giver to give; even when your pockets are empty.

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1.) A Letter / Poem / That conveys your heart and care for the particular individual.

2.) Love Tokens: Made of scrap materials such as wood, cloth or paper. On them you can write things like this is good for a walk in the park, another can be for a cup of tea; etc...

3.) Make a homemade card.

4.) Do you have flowers in your yard? Like roses, and such? Dry them for potpourri; make sachets. Or just cut some and give as a gift.

5.) I have plants: I root new growths and start a new plant. Give a plant with a special note.

6.) Food is a winner! Bake some cookies, zucchini bread, or a pie.

7.) Clean their yard, or house for them.

8.) Offer to babysit their children.

9.) Listen, just listen -- don't talk about you; let them just share their heart.

10.) Make a prayer journal for them; and tell them that they are listed in your prayer journal too.

11.) Design on your computer nifty scripture posters. If you can't do that; make them with crafts you have on hand.

12.) Give your person a night off from cooking and prepare the meal.

13.) Make a DVD of pictures of your friendship, or family whatever you know they would treasure.

14.) Give a backrub (preferably if it's someone in your family).

15.) Fix a picnic and go enjoy at a nice park or in the back yard.

16.) Can you draw? My daughter is an artist; she has drawn portraits for people. If not, you can take a picture, print it out and frame it. I always have old frames around the house. Plus, you can make cute frames with just about anything.

17.) Can ya sew: a cute handbag, pillow that is uniquely from you is a treasure.

18.) Sing, sing a song! Especially to grandparents, uncles & aunts...etc.

19.) Left-overs? Take a meal to a neighbor or someone you know would not just appreciate but need a thoughtful gesture.

20.) Just think, what makes you as unique as you are. That is who the people in your life love; use that special character trait to share your heart to everyone.

21.) Pray for people, and tell others about God's Love for them.
 It truly is the best gift of all, and it cost His Son His life!

I sure hope this helps ya out, and encourages you to give and give some more!

Lord bless,
Daneille

Prov. 22:9 "He who is generous will be blessed..."
 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

TO A MOTHER.... 'What A Mother Emanates'


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I shared this at my dear friend's oldest daughter's baby shower. Sharing with her the ESSENCE of a Mother. 
 
                              What A Mother Emanates

Kristen’s Baby Shower June 2015

Verb: to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.

to send forth

 

Philippians 2:17  (AMP)    Even if [my lifeblood] must be poured out as a libation on the sacrificial offering of your faith [to God], still I am glad [to do it] and [a]congratulate you all on [your share in] it.”

    16 “Holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose.”

1)      Emanate God’s Word which is true life that bears fruit upon fruit in the life of your child. May God’s Word constantly flow out of your spirit in the things you do for your child, teach your child to do and speak life and hope into his/her spirit.

Psalms 62:8  “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”

    2)      Pour out, emanate your heart to God daily. There will times where the emotion of ‘overwhelming’ will arise. God our Father longs for His children to POUR –OUT their hearts to Him. Cry, meditate…on His Word and His Presence. This is where you will find the peace and strength needed to be all what God has purposed in your life.  “Seek the Lord with all your heart.” 

3)      To Be Able To Emanates God in your life; as the anointing oil/perfume jars of ‘old’ – we must be BROKEN. It’s uncomfortable, painful, humbling but ESSENTIAL. I.E. : ESSENTIAL OILS. These oils were made from trees, herbs, roots, fruits, flowers that had to be torn, crushed, bruised, boiled and steamed. All to be able to EMANATE a sweet and HEALING FRAGRANCE of healing to others. [I had given Kristen special Anointing Oil as a wedding gift.]

Five broken things in the Bible and the results achieved by them:

1) Broken pitchers (Judges 7:18,19) and the light shone out

2) A Broken Box (Mark 14:3) and the ointment was poured out

3) Broken Bread (Matt 14:10) and the hungry were fed

4) A Broken Body (I Cor 11:24) and the world was saved

5) A Broken will (Psa 51:17) and a life of fulfillment in Christ

 

4)      Then One Day…Emanate Means to ‘Send Forth’ – As a mother whose first love is Jesus; your heart will be to prepare your child to not just live out a Christian life; but touch other lives for the Kingdom of God.  This begins at a young age so your child will be able to minister to his friends and family to the love of Christ. One day as well Kristen in about 18 to 20 years; you will also be sending your Miracle forth to this world. May that be your goal not letting go or saying goodbye but; SENDING THEM FORTH…forward into the awesome path God has already ordained for them.

 


Judges 7:18,19

7:18 When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, you also blow your trumpets all around the camp. Then say, ‘For the Lord and for Gideon!’” 19 Gideon took a hundred men to the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guards. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars they were carrying.

 

Mark 14:3

14:3 Now while Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of costly aromatic oil from pure nard. After breaking open the jar, she poured it on his head.

 

Matt. 14:14b Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves.”

I Cor 11:24 Description: https://labs.bible.org/api/NETBibleTagger/v2/images/loading.gif

11:24 and after he had given thanks he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Psa 51:17 (NET)

51:17 The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit – O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.