I don’t think I became aware of the dreaded ‘world’ until my teens. I knew that I couldn’t be hugged up in the corner with boys at blue light parties. I couldn’t sip out of the bottle they were passing. I couldn’t keep the ten dollar bill that I’d seen the old man drop even if my friends did think I was a fool to give it back. My mother hadn’t raised me like that and Sunday School had taught me that those things were wrong.
Today, I see so many people I love in need, not of the basics, but of those extraneous things that we all crave. More love, money, friendship, a better lifestyle, and increased favor are things that most people could use. Blessedly, God has promised us all of those particular things if we have sown those particular seeds! You may have to go out of your way to be helpful and friendly to the boss or the co-worker that you secretly despise. You may have to make the effort to support a friend’s endeavor even if you’re too tired.
I am especially in love with this article I found on the Houzz website. The ideas I love most are: 1.) Give an old quilt a new purpose; 2.) Display fall gourds the elegant way; and 3.) Paint your front door. Ideas one and two (Houzz’s 1 and 4) are especially easy and inexpensive. We all have an ancient quilt languishing in the hall closet or the basement storage area. The gourds can be purchased from the produce department of the local grocery store. Okay, Boomacious fans, hop to it!