And a Little Love Party it was!

Pillows 8-17-13What better way to spend an afternoon than focusing on love – of the random act of kindness variety? Apparently 15 women and two little girls thought no better way, when they decided to spend part of their Saturday writing love letters for More Love Letters and sewing little pillows of love to be given to strangers they will probably never even meet!
40 letters and 38 pillows = 78 bits of love on the way!!
Letters 8-17-13

What makes a person want to spend their time in this way? I think it comes from the most beautiful (and speaking for myself, the tiniest) place in the human heart – unselfishness. Nothing in it for me. Just giving a little time to do something that’s easy for me to do.

But the thing is, you can’t out-give God.

You give a little time for someone else and he gives you a sense of joy and wholeness and purpose that just cannot be found in pursuit of the “me” things. Whaaat??? God’s economy is different. The world says “Look out for number one”, “If you don’t watch out for yourself, no one else will”. The world says “take”. God says “The last will be first”, “I will strengthen and protect you”. God says “Give and it will be given to you…in abundance!”. No wheeling or dealing required or permitted. You give, God out-gives you. It’s a weird cycle, isn’t it? You give; trying to be unselfish, not wanting anything for yourself and BAM – you get rewarded. Then, out of gratitude, you give more and you get rewarded more. You really cannot out-give God…but He sure makes it fun to try!

Until next time – 1Corinthians 16:14 – Do everything in love!

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100 Hearts for 100 Hearts

This Valentine’s Day, we have challenged ourselves to hand out 100 heart pillows. After countless hours of embroidery, an assembly party, navigating printing ¬†with freezer paper and lots of fabric fibers everywhere – we finally have them all done and ready to go out into the world.

hearts3We enlisted the help of some “Valentine Elves” to help us spread the love throughout the community. We are so excited to see what God is going to do through these little pillows of love and can’t wait to share the stories with you! Hope you know how much you are loved this Valentine’s Day!

Affectionately Yours,
The Little Love for You Team

P.S. Want to learn to print on fabric with freezer paper? Check out this awesome tutorial!