Giving

DIY on a Dime: Hand Painted Tile Trivets

DIY on a Dime: Hand Painted Tile Trivets

Help your kids create a special and useful keepsake for a loved one! Learn how to make easy hand-painted tile trivets in this tutorial from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma Years ago, we remodeled our kitchen. During that process, we picked up a few sample 6-inch tiles to see if we wanted…

Put Together a Spa Gift Basket

Put Together a Spa Gift Basket

Put together a spa gift basket as a fun holiday gift.  After a long day in the kitchen on Thursday, I treated myself to an at-home spa treatment. It’s nothing too fancy: a soak in a hot tub, a facial (mud + moisturizer), and new paint on my toes. It feels luxurious, but it’s frugal…

Fill a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

Fill a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

Christmas is not too far away, less than 60 days by my last reckoning. This next two weeks are a great time to fill a shoebox with love, necessities, and toys to be sent overseas to children in need. Life as MOM reader, Carrie, shares her expertise on how to pull it off. The following…

An End to Extreme Poverty?

An End to Extreme Poverty?

I have been praying for a cause. Over the last year, I’ve been asking God to put something on my heart that was bigger than me. I had inklings that my life was pretty good, all things considered, and I wanted to do something outside of myself, my life, my little world. It’s all too…

Giving to Others at Christmas

Giving to Others at Christmas

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the Christmas fun that we do for our families. I know. I often have the best intentions to share with others outside of our family, but it doesn’t always happen. For me, I know it is helpful to have a list of ideas ready to slip into the…

How Could I Forget – Compassion

How Could I Forget – Compassion

Fifteen years ago FishPapa and I traveled to a little village called La Pradera in Honduras, outside the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Part of a team sent from our church, we were there to offer support to a local church there. We were not connected by denominational lines, but rather a heart to serve people,…

10 Easy Ways to Give to Others

10 Easy Ways to Give to Others

Photo source I watched a newsclip last week about Oprah’s Favorite Things segment of her television program. I’ve never watched the Oprah show, but evidently, once a year, O gives a ton of stuff to everyone present. The segment topic is always a surprise and the show’s audience doesn’t know until it starts that they’ll…