I know who my neighbor is in context of this verse. Everyone, not just those in close proximity of my home. My neighbor is the greeter at Walmart and the person who checks me out at AC Moores. My neighbor is the person next door who lost her husband to my best friend who holds me up to the Lord and is a much better friend than I am.
What drew my attention most was how I could “please his neighbor.” I sure some company for my next door neighbor, showing my friend more love and pray more for her, smiling and letting the person at Walmart and AC Moores know what a great job there are doing are all things I could do. I can make a list, complete the task and cross it off and move on to the next task. That, in my study, is not how I am to please my neighbor. My heart and attitude makes me want to please his neighbor without a “list.”
- The lessons I pulled from this study is that to please my neighbor I have to
- Put myself aside. This is hard for me. I’m very self-centered.
- See others more than I see myself. How many times have I said I’ll have time tomorrow because of something I wanted to do?
- Be a blessing. Being a blessing is not expecting a return for what I do. No kudos, no awards or pat on the back. Being a blessing is putting others first.
I want to send you to a very cool Esty seller. Elaine Jackson is the owner and artist of Bird and Flower Designs. I purchased these paper dolls that are multi-cultural, versatile, and cute as a button. They are .pdf files and work great on Photoshop. I resized to make it fit the ATC. I can wait to use it on my layouts. The price is very reasonable and I received my download within the hour.
Paper Dolls-Elaine Jackson, Bird and Flower Designs
Digi Paper- Seriously Pink by Poppy Andrews
Background Stamp-Artful Legacy
Rub-on: Glitz Design
Other embellishments: Making Memories Findings
Inks: Crushed Olive and Wild Honey Distress ink; Ranger Sepia Archival Ink
For those living on the East Coast AC Moores has received nearly the entire line of Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Cuts. Grab your coupon and head on out.
For those who do not live near an AC Moores how about a giveaway of one of Tim’s Dies? I’ll be announcing a giveaway on Tuesday. Be prepared to be Dared! In the meantime unKit is giving away one Tim Holtz Sizzix Die on her show tomorrow unKit Live. You can find the details out at Sudie's site unKit.
Today is the last day of Artful Legacy’s cool giveaway. Don’t miss out. Leave comments for the design teams’ project to be eligible.
1. encouragement for Jay
2. a nice time with Steph
3. love for Vanessa
5. God’s grace in my life