"May the God of Hope fill you with all Joy & Peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with
HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit" Romans 15:13

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Living Extravagantly

Happy 91st Birthday and 1st Birthday in Heaven Grandmother!  It isn’t the same without you here and I can’t imagine the joy that this birthday brings as you are celebrating with Jesus.

 For all those who knew my Grandmother, they know that she did everything with purpose and with extravagance. Looking at her you wouldn’t know this from a glance.  She didn’t have an extravagant house, car, or clothes.  She didn’t eat extravagant food or go to extravagant places.  Her extravagance came into play when it made a difference in people’s lives.  She didn’t have a lot of money but what she did have she used beautifully and with much purpose.  She gave extravagantly to those in need and to further the kingdom.  She gave to people she never met, people that lived locally and to people in other countries around the world.  My grandmother loved deeply and poured her time and energy into friends and family.  She would give the shirt off of her back to anyone who needed it.  My grandmother also served extravagantly at church, as a nurse, and in any other capacity that she felt like she could make a difference. 
One of my favorite memories with my grandmother.....Colorado.
To celebrate my grandmother and honor her memory, I have been trying to think of ways that I can carry on her legacy of serving, loving, and giving in extravagant ways.  I would love for you to join me in this over the next couple of weeks.  Make a difference in someone’s life because you loved, gave, or served extravagantly.   

Happy Birthday Grandmother!!  Thank you for loving me extravagantly and I cannot wait till the day that we are reunited again in heaven.

As my grandmother always said, "Do good and share what you have!"