In 2017 I spent a year of giving - something every week. Acts of kindness. Serving others. Monetary gifts. That year God navigated my heart and soul. He strategically placed in front of me, literally, a place to give, every week that year. It was a lesson in obedience. It was a lesson in surrendering. It was a lesson in sacrifice.
It also gave me
A changed heart.
A meaningful existence.
A heart of compassion.
It taught me about
Placing others above myself.
Honoring God with our bounty.
And, yes, it is way better to give than to receive.
In 2018, while I did give, regularly in fact, I wasn't completely strategical, purposeful, or intentional about my giving. Like the end of 2017, in 2018, I gave in the 24 days leading up to Christ's birth. It was already solidified in my mind even then that in 2019 I would bring back my 52 Weeks of Giving - project.
I only say project because this year I will be documenting my giving and making an album. Why?
To see what God has done!
This weeks giving I am becoming an abolitionist of slavery, human trafficking. I have been considering Christine Caine's A21 ministry as a way to give back ever since I read her book, Unashamed, and put it on my book shelf in the stack of favorite books of all time. Recently, I read an amazing post by Ann Voskamp on how to have a meaningful life and highlighted the A21 ministry led by Christine Caine which is in the life-changing business of abolishing human trafficking and human slavery. It's a worthy call for giving.
For the project:
I am using an older 6 x 4 template by CZ Design (Cathy Zielske) called Day Documents No. 01 at Designer Digitals. These will go into a 6 x 4 turquoise We R Memory Keepers album.