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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monthly Challenge – February


Illustration property of Holly Hobbie.
There are few things that will add sunshine to any day like receiving an
unexpected package from a friend or family member.

Hebrews 13:16  But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Well, it’s time for our second monthly challenge of the year! :-)  Hope you all enjoyed the first one.  Please go back and read the introduction if you don’t know what is going on. :-)


Challenge 2

Make a special treat for family or friends.


Send a small care package to someone who needs cheering up.


You can make these as simple or complicated as you like, but simpler things are more likely to get done.  Just sayin’…as much for myself as anyone! 

The special treat could be as simple as cinnamon toast and hot cocoa or it could be as complicated as a decorated cake.  You could even skip the making part and buy a watermelon. :-)  (Please invite me in that case.)  You could invite the friends over to share the treat with you/your family, or you could deliver something to their house.  You could even combine the two and make a treat to mail to someone. ;-)  [The Lord worked it out that I had the opportunity to make a treat for both family and friends yesterday.]

The care package can be something special or it could be something very simple.  It could be something very useful, or it could be something that is just for fun or “luxury” (like a chocolate bar if the weather where you are is cool).  But, please do send it to someone who needs cheering up, or…as the case may be, someone that the Lord lays on your heart.

My dad and youngest brother making ice cream while my mom supervised. :-)  This was taken approximately ten years ago.


  1. This is a great idea and I'm glad to take part in this challenge. Thank you for the idea, Mary! :)

  2. I just found this challenge via Finding Joy in the Everyday. I am on board now! I think this is a lovely idea and as soon as I read this, I know who I am thinking of sending to. And love Holly Hobbie - had HH bed linen when I was a little girl, the blue one though.

    1. I'm so glad you're on board too! I hope it will be a blessing to you. :-)

      I had various Holly Hobbie things when I was a child also. Good memories.